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What is Literary Reference Center?


Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, and literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Literary Reference Center includes thousands of plot summaries, synopses, and work overviews; articles of literary criticism; author biographies; full text of over 430 literary journals; book reviews; classic and contemporary poems and short stories; full text of over 7,000 classic novels; author interviews; and images of key literary figures. Reference sources include:

  • Beacham's Research Guide to Biography and Criticism (six volumes)
  • The Columbia Companion to the 20th Century American Short Story
  • Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature
  • Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature
  • Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature
  • The Literary Encyclopedia
  • The complete MagillOnLiterature Plus
  • Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature
  • The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
  • The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature

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