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Literature
Book Review Digest Plus     Access from Inside Library     Access from Outside Library
Brings together book reviews on subjects such as art, biography, business, education, general interest, history, humanities, literature, music and more with coverage back to 1983. (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare program.)


Essay & General Literature Index     Access from Inside Library     Access from Outside Library
Cites records in collections of essays and works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada dating back to 1985 and spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences. (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare program.)


Gale Literary Databases     Access from Inside Library     Access from Outside Library
Includes Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and Dictionary of Literary Biography. Presents complete and up-to-date biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 130,000 U.S. and international authors. Provides over 12,000 biographical and full-text critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential figures from all ears and genres. Offers full text critical essays on over 800 contemporary authors and their works, with biographical, critical, principle works, and further information for study.  (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare program.) 


Humanities Full-Text     Access from Inside Library     Access from Outside Library
Includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama and poetry in all fields of the humanities from art, classical studies, and film to journalism and more. (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare program.)


Literary Reference Center     Access from Inside Library     Access from Outside Library
Provides information on thousands of authors and their works through an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries, poems, short stories, author interviews and more. (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare program.)


Literature Resource Center     Access from Inside Library     Access from Outside Library
Provides literature criticism, detailed biographies and bibliographies, social and historical context, and facilitates the study of literary movements, genres, and themes.  (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare program.) 


Play Index     Access from Inside Library     Access from Outside Library
Covers over 31,000 classic and historical plays dating from 1949, including one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from famous playwrights. (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare program.)


Salem Literature     Access from Inside Library     Access from Outside Library
Provides access to a collection of literary criticism books, including titles from the Critical Insights series of authors and their works. Users can search for specific authors and works, or browse through a list of topics. *If you are outside the library, a password is required to use this database. Please call 281-478-7208 during library hours for information.


Scribner Writers Online     Access from Inside Library     Access from Outside Library
Features nearly 2,200 biographical and critical essays on over 1,400 important writers from around the world, often from multiple viewpoints to provide differing perspectives. Fifteen topic overviews from Mystery and Suspense Writers complement this rich biographical and critical coverage. Content is cross-searchable with Literature Resource Center and available in eBook format in the Gale Virtual Reference Library. (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare program.)


Serials Directory     Access from Inside Library     Access from Outside Library
This database provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. It contains nearly 250,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers; data from nearly 108,235 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses; and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classifications for every entry. (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare program.)


Short Story Criticism Online     Access from Inside Library     Access from Outside Library
An electronic version of Short Story Criticism -- This resource gives critical views on the most widely studied writers of short fiction, including overviews of the critical response of their work.


Short Story Index     Access from Inside Library     Access from Outside Library
Contains information on short stories by author or genre, and provides detailed indexing for more than 117,000 stories from more than 4,200 collections and anthologies. (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare program.)


Twayne's Authors Online     Access from Inside Library     Access from Outside Library
Literary critical interpretation of approximately 600 authors, along with the content of 600 books taken from the series United State Authors, World Authors and English Authors. Content is cross-searchable with Literature Resource Center and available in eBook format in the Gale Virtual Reference Library. (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare program.)


Twentieth Century Poetry Collections     Access from Inside Library     Access from Outside Library
An essential collection of poetry that provides readers an unparalleled survey of the movements, schools and distinctive voices of modern and contemporary poetry. (Provided by the Texas State Library’s TexShare program.) *If you are outside the library, have your library barcode and password ready to enter. Then under E-Source Targets, select Twentieth Century Poetry Collection.