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Literature Resource Center (LRC)  (Gale CENGAGE Learning)
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Full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. User guide for Gale CENGAGE Learning


JSTOR  (JSTOR)
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JSTOR is an archive of complete full-text backfiles. The current collection includes journals from the Art & Science Collections I - V and the Arts & Sciences Complement and covers most academic disciplines. This collection is growing and currently has more than 500 titles. User guide for JSTOR


Academic Search Complete  (EBSCOhost)
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Provides full text for more than 5,000 scholarly publications covering all academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. Click here for a journal title list. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


MLA Bibliography  (EBSCOhost)
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This database is produced by the Modern Language Association and is the most important index for students and scholars of literature. The MLA Bibliography indexes articles from journals worldwide that cover literary criticism and theory, language, linguistics and folklore. MLA Directory of Periodicals User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Literary Reference Center  (EBSCOhost)
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Literary Reference Center is a full text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Literary Reference Center includes more than 10,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, 75,000 articles of literary criticism, 130,000 author biographies, full text of over 300 literary journals, 500,000 book reviews, 25,000 classic and contemporary poems, 11,000 classic and contemporary short stories, full text of over 7,500 classic novels (anticipated by Fall 2006), 3,000 author interviews, and over 1,000 images of key literary figures. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Film and Television Literature Index    (EBSCOhost)
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A comprehensive bibliographic database covering the entire spectrum of television and film writing. Subject coverage includes film and television theory, preservation and restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. Offers indexing and abstracts for more than 300 publications and selected coverage of 300 more. Publications include Film Journal International, Journal of British Cinema and Television, Film Criticism, Post Script, Variety, and more. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Communication & Mass Media Complete  (EBSCOhost)
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Communication & Mass Media Complete provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. This database originated with the acquisition and subsequent merging of two popular databases in the fields of communication and mass media studies -- CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association (NCA)), and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Pennsylvania State University). Communication & Mass Media Complete provides an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in any and all aspects of communication and mass media. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism  (John Hopkins University Press)
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This guide presents a comprehensive historical survey of literary theory's and discourse's most important figures, schools, and movements and is updated annually. It includes almost 300 alphabetically arranged entries and subentries on critics and theorists, critical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods. Its chronological range extends from Plato and Aristotle to the present, with wide geographical and cultural coverage. The second edition of the Guide consists of 241 alphabetically arranged entries on individual critics and theorists, critical and theoretical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods. It also treats figures who did not explicitly deal with, but who still deeply affected, literature, literary theory, or literary criticism, as well as figures and kinds of inquiry from other fields that have been shaped by or have themselves shaped literary theory and criticism.


Book Review Digest Plus   (EBSCOhost)
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Coverage: 1983-present. Drawing from thousands of periodicals, Book Review Digest Plus indexes reviews of both fiction and non-fiction, and provides many full-text reviews and substantial review excerpts. Retrieve book summaries, bibliographic data, full-text reviews, review excerpts, or basic citations. Entries currently encompass some 1,300,000 reviews covering over 660,000 books and growing with daily updates. More than 115,000 full text reviews. Descriptive annotations of more than 150,000 books. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Encyclopædia Britannica online
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Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough research—all from one site. Britannica’s contributors include an extensive network of renowned scholars (including former U.S. presidents and Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners), advisers, content specialists, and writers—whose job it is to ensure that Britannica is current, accurate, unbiased, comprehensive, relevant, international in scope, and engaging to college-level learners, researchers, and faculty.


Book Review Digest Retrospective   (EBSCOhost)
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Coverage: 1905-1982. This database provides excerpts from and citations to reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction. Covers 300,000 books. Virtually every book has at least one substantial review excerpt (up to 500 words), most have at least two, and many books have several review excerpts for a complete picture of how the book was received at the time it was published. Cites over 1.5 million book reviews. Accurate, detailed indexing of over 500 key English-language popular magazines, newspapers, and academic journals. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Theatre in Video  (Alexander Street Press)
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Contains more than 250 of the world´ s most important plays, together with more than 100 video documentaries, all online in streaming video. From the most important productions of Shakespeare to rare, in-depth footage focusing on the work of Samuel Beckett, Theatre in Video offers more than 500 hours of online streaming video, and covers a wide range of 20th century theatre history. Users can bookmark specific scenes and then include those online links in their papers or course reserves. User guide for Alexander Street Press


Films On Demand Master Academic Collection   (Films Media Group)
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Films On Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform that provides the ability to view digital video in real time. You can use Films On Demand to search for specific video segments, organize videos into folders, and create personal playlists for others to view. The collection includes over 5,600 full length programs including 4,000 titles in the Humanities & Social Sciences, 1,600 in Science & Mathematics, 1,100 in Health & Medicine, and 700 in Business & Economics.


Dissertations & Theses A&I  (Proquest)
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This database is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1861 to the present day.  Indexing and abstract subject coverage in the areas of business, health & medicine, history, literature & language, science & technology, social sciences,  arts & humanities, and more.


DART-Europe E-theses Portal  (Dart Europe)
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Search over 360,000 dissertations from over 500 European universities. Many dissertations are available via links to the full text from the degree-granting institution.


WorldCatDissertations  (FirstSearch)
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All dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by OCLC members, including all subjects.


Credo Reference
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Offering access to over 1 million individual entries, Credo Reference contains all types of reference books : dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, and books of quotations, and subject-specific titles covering everything from the arts to accountancy and law to literature. User guide for


NoveList  (EBSCOhost)
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NoveList is a readers' advisory service which provides access to information on over 155,000 fiction titles including over 60,000 juvenile fiction records as well as feature materials designed for both the younger reader and the adults that work with them. The database also includes hundreds of hand-crafted Recommended Reads lists for adults, teens and kids covering both fiction genres and topics, 500 Book Discussion Guides including questions and answers and suggestions for further reading, and 450 searchable Award Lists. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>


Gale Virtual Reference Library            (Gale CENGAGE Learning)
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Access to electronic reference titles subscribed to by the McKillop Library. Subjects covered include religion, history, the arts and social sciences. User guide for Gale CENGAGE Learning


OED Online (Oxford English Dictionary)
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OED Online contains the complete 20-volume 2nd edition. In addition the database is updated every 3 months with new words and meanings. OED Online also contains the The Historical Thesaurus of the OED. User guide for


Project Gutenberg
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Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.


Bartleby
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Literature reference resourcefor quotations, poetry, criticism, and biographies.