Gale Literature Resource Center

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Gale Literature Resource Center is a full-text database that provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of authors and their works from every age and literary discipline. The database offers a variety of search options, including searches by person or work.

The database includes biographies for more than 160,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers, with in-depth biographies of 2,000 of the most-studied authors. It also includes more than 80,000 selected full-text critical essays and reviews from Gale literature reference series; more than 1,100,000 full-text articles, critical essays, and reviews from over 450 scholarly journals and literary magazines; and approximately 130,000 audio files, many of which link to NPR programs. This content comes from a variety of sources, including the following major reference sources:

  • Contemporary Authors Online
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Online

Content is also excerpted from many other Gale literature series.



For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?

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Full text articles, essays, reference entries, and audio files.

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