Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It gives students, professors and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs. Reference texts including Beacham’s Research Guide to Biography and Criticism (six volumes), The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, and all of MagillOnLiterature Plus, and Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature & Criticism.

Content includes:

  • More than 36,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews
  • More than 80,000 articles/essays of literary criticism
  • More than 250,000 author biographies
  • More than 450 literary journals
  • More than 900,000 book reviews
  • Nearly 100,000 classic and contemporary poems
  • More than 27,000 classic and contemporary short stories
  • Nearly 10,000 author interviews
  • More than 7,400 classic novels

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