Literature, Fine Arts

  • Scribner Writer
    Scribner Writers Series provides original, scholar signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world from all time periods. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author and their works in personal and historical context.
  • Fine Arts and Music Collection
    Fine Arts and Music Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that support research in areas including drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. The database emphasizes full-text content for publications included in the Wilson Art Index and RILM bibliography.
  • Literature Criticism Online
    Gale™ takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. Imagine centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals - delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. It's all designed to raise the level of research while providing the around-the-clock remote access that today's researchers demand.
  • Literary Reference Center
    Literary Reference Center is a full text database that combines information from major reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. This resource includes more than 10,000 plot summaries, synopses, and work overviews; 75,000 articles of terary criticism; 130,000 author biographies; full text of more than 300 ary journals; 500,000 book reviews; 25,000 classic and contemporary poems; over 11,000 classic and contemporary short stories; full text of more than 7,500 classic novels (anticipated by Fall 2006); over 3,000 author interviews; and over 1,000 images of literary figures. The database contains the Bloom Series of more than 500 books and all of MagillOnLiterature Plus from Salem Press, including the Masterplots series. It also includes other major reference works as well as the contents of over 275 major literary journals.
  • Literature Resource Center - LRC
    Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.
  • Literature Resources from Gale
    Research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across several major Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
  • National Jukebox
    The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives.
  • ProQuest Learning: Literature
    ProQuest Learning: Literature contains an unparalleled collection of resources including 3,000+ author biographies; 40 searchable full-text literature journals; full-text literary works; and other key criticism and reference sources. The site offers over 3,000 author pages giving access to biographies, original works, book reviews and criticism, and contextual multimedia to enhance the study of a particular text. Poetry resources include over 185,000 full-text poems, as well as The Poets on Screen collection, which offers contemporary poets giving readings of their favorite works. Drama students will find theater reviews, images from productions, and images and video for historical background.
  • SIRS Renaissance
    SIRS® Renaissance - Current Perspectives on the Arts & Humanities -- is a reference database that provides dynamic information on the following topics: architecture and design, culture, literature, multimedia, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion, and visual arts.
  • Twayne's Authors on GVRL
    Twayne's is devoted to in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world within the context of the time period in which they lived. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements.

ONLINE RESOURCES

In addition to a large print reference section, Hedges Library offers users nearly 50 online databases full of vetted, accurate information and can also provide reference interviews with students, offering resources or perspectives that might be new.