Scope: For literature including drama, poetry, and
short stories. Getting started on Literature
Research or curious about
print reference sources?
Call number areas to browse:
P (Language, Literature),
PN6000 (Quotations, Poetry, Drama), PR (English Literature),
PS (American Literature), PZ (Juvenile Fiction)
Keywords to search: authors' names, title words, etc.,
also literature, criticism
Subjects to search (Library of Congress): Literature.
Also headings of the type in literature, e.g.
Children in literature, Realism in literature;
Also headings of the type literature,
e.g. French literature;
Also headings for national literatures, e.g. American literature,
Also subdivision --Literatures under names of countries, cities,
Also subdivision --In literature under names of individual
persons, families, corporate bodies, cities, countries, etc.,
and sacred works.
For African American Literature: Afro
American Authors subject guide.
Books in our catalog:
Gale Virtual Reference Library (r)
Survey of . . .
Gale Research, Inc., titles
of some general books, titles
of some specialized books
Resource Center Full
text. Gale Research complete reference center
offering biographies, bibliographies, and full
of authors and their work. Essays on authors genres, literary
movements, themes, and topics. Includes Contemporary Authors,
Dictionary of Literary Biography, Scribner Writer Series, Twayne's
Authors Series, and more.
Resources from Gale lets you search multiple literature
databases at once. Simply launch Literature Resources
from Gale to immediately begin searching all Gale
literature databases available from your library.
Here's what you'll find: Full text of literary works,
journal articles, literature criticism, reviews,
biographical information and overviews. Search results
include content from Literature Resource Center,
Twayne's, Scribners, Gale Virtual Reference Collection,
and MLA International, all on one platform.
Essay & General
Literature Index offers
precise access to nearly 65,000 essays contained in some 5,300
anthologies and collections—a wealth of information that
might be otherwise hidden away in your library.
JSTOR a comprehensive database of backlisted journals, including over 1 hundred literature and english journals.
International Bibliography indexes critical scholarship
on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
Full Text Select from H.W. Wilson indexes,
abstracts, and provides full text for over 900
periodicals. The database includes records back
to 1994 for selected publications. Coverage includes
art, education, and the humanities and social
University Press is the world's largest university
press, and has an international reputation for the quality
of its publishing program.
Muse full text scholarly journals in the
humanities, social sciences and mathematics.
resources is part of our research
papers subject guide.
Text Center at UVA includes approximately 40,000 on- and off-line
humanities texts in twelve languages, with more than 19,000 related
images (book illustrations,
covers, manuscripts, newspaper pages, museum objects, etc.)
Fiction resources on writers, bestsellers, etc. Search by genre
such as historical, horror, mystery, etc.
Literary Index is a master index to the major literature
published by Gale. It combines and cross references more than
author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and more
176,000 titles into one source.
Websource to American Literature is an online companion to the
Norton Anthology of American Literature, 5th edition.
Literary Index provides overview and review of Internet literary
links to archives of electronic texts.
Resources on the Net an index to English and American
literature resources and genres such as theatre and drama,
Books Page index to over 9,000 online books.
Literary Criticism Collection from the Internet Public
Library offers critical and biographical web sites about authors
by author, title, or
Project Gutenberg 25
thousand full-text novels all published before 1922 and available from public
for Literary Study offered by VCCSLitOnline includes
General, American, International, Poetry, Drama, and Fiction
Black works by and about African Americans including
popular authors such as Angelou, Chesnutt,
Du Bois, Toomer, Truth, Walker.