Literature & Language Arts

Literature Resource Center

A one-stop shop for your Literature research. Access ;author information, overviews, literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods.

U*X*L Encyclopedia of World Mythology

U*X*L Encyclopedia of World Mythology include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.

Books & Authors

Looking for a good book, but not sure where to start? Who what where when lets you browse by Character, Subject, Location and Time Period, and get a visual representation of your matching books on Books and Authors.

Literature Criticism Online

Literature Criticism Online offers print material delivered in a digital format! Dig deeper into literature criticism with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available with tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips.

Scribner Writers

This collection includes all volumes in the Scribner Writers series, including American Writers, British Writers, European Writers, and the World and Genre Writers Series. Each entry includes a concise essay and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context.

Twayne's Authors Online

Twayne's Authors Online series features the content of more than 600 books that comprise three series - United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors. This collection of literary criticism offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements, and the development of literary genres.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States

Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States covers contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer American literature and its social contexts.