Thursday, November 1, 2007

eResource of the Month: Literature Resource Center

The Literature Resource Center is a complete literature reference database designed for high school, undergraduate and graduate students as well as the casual user. Rich in biographical, bibliographical and critical content, the Literature Resource Center is the premier Internet resource for information on literary figures from all time periods writing in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism and more. Features include:
  • Biographical entries on over 124,000 authors
  • More than 10,000 entries on literary figures, works and terms
  • Complete profiles of the 266 most studied authors
  • 11,700 biocritical essays on authors and their works written by academic scholars
  • Over 6,700 timeline events to help place literature in its historical and social context
  • 2,300 author portraits
  • A guide to writing a Modern Language Association-style research paper
To access the Literature Resource Center, or any of our other databases from your home computer, see the library's Web site ( and select Databases from the menu on the left (Hint: It's under "Find Information").