Literary Reference Center Plus

Literary Reference Center provides users with information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

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  • plot summaries, synopses and work overviews;
  • articles/essays of literary criticism;
  • author biographies;
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  • classic and contemporary poems;
  • classic and contemporary short stories;
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Key literary reference books included:

  • Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature
  • Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature
  • Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature
  • Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature
  • The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
  • Beacham's Research Guide to Biography and Criticism
  • The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature
  • The Columbia Companion to the 20th Century American Short Story
  • MagillOnLiterature Plus.