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English and Literature Research Guide

Databases

Blooms' Literary Reference Online

Great writers, important works, and influential movements in world literature

Gale PowerSearch

Full text articles from journals, periodicals, and reference sources on a wide range of topics 

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Full text database of encyclopedias, dictionaries, reference sources, biographies and chronologies

Literary Reference Center

Full text articles on plot summaries, work overviews, author biographies and literary criticisms 

Oxford English Dictionary

Complete English dictionary with meaning and history of words and pronunciation.