Wednesday, December 4, 2013

e-Resource of the Month: Bloom's Literature

  “…highly recommended for the literature reference needs of high-school and college students.”

Bloom's Literature, formerly Bloom's Literary Reference Online, has been updated with a new design, new features, and enhanced video offerings. This accessible database is the must-have resource for literature reference.

Highlights and features:

  • Full-length videos of classic plays: streaming video of nearly 100 famous productions, including King Lear (starring James Earl Jones) and The Iceman Cometh (starring Jason Robards and Robert Redford) 
  • Bloom's How to Write about: specific advice on how to write good essays on most often assigned authors 
  • Works and Authors: overviews, synopses, analyses, and literary criticism of thousands of works and the finest contemporary and classic writers 
  • Literary criticism: critical essays from Facts On File's extensive collection, Harold Bloom's acclaimed essays, and critical articles from the Bloom's imprint 
  • Topics and themes: in-depth, full-text entries on literary movements, groups, periodicals, and historical events that help place literature in context 
  • Information on more than 48,500 literary characters 
  • Search by Common Core, state, and national standards 
  • Authoritative source list: more than 1,600 scholarly and critical books, more than 700 books from Infobase Learning, and more than 500 peer-reviewed journals and other periodicals 
  • Images and iPad/mobile-friendly videos—nearly 2,200 video clips 
  • Dynamic citations in MLA and CMS formats 
  • Harold Bloom's Canon of Literature

~ Alison, Electronic Resources Librarian

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