Research Databases for the Extended Essay: Literature

4 Apr

literature

* LITERATURE RESOURCES AT the Lincoln Library *

Literary Criticism Books – click here

Academic Search Premier

This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles.

Gale databases

Basic and advanced searching supported by subject indexing and journal searching to assist you in performing thorough investigations of your research topics. You can print, e-mail or download multiple articles.

Opposing Viewpoints

Username: port   Password: oslis

Provides the information you need to develop and strengthen critical thinking about key issues. Access viewpoint articles, statistics, primary documents, web sites,periodicals, and pamphlets.

Student Research Center: EBSCO

Search for full text articles published from 1990 on in nearly 2,000 magazines. You can print, e-mail or download multiple articles.

Multnomah County Library Databases

A collection of research tools selected and organized by reference staff at Multnomah County Library. Most of these resources require that you have the barcode from your Multnomah County Library Card. This is where you can access subject specific databases such as Literature Resource Center and Oxford Art Online.

The BBC

The British Broadcasting news source, online.

CNN News Reports

A great source for breaking news of many different kinds.

Encyclopedia Britannica

Gallup Opinion Polls

Newslink

Foreign articles of news.

Time Inc.

Works closely with CNN, another good wide-range news source.

US Newspapers

Links to over 3,300 United States Newspapers.

Mythology

Encyclopedia Mythica is an award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion.

Theoi Greek Mythology is a site that explores Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art. This site is not as authoritative as Encyclopedia Mythica.

Poetry

Poets.org includes lists of poems, links to selected poems and biographical information about poets.

Library of Congress Poetry Center

Modern American Poetry

The Poetry Portal is a gateway to a variety of websites for poetry enthusiasts.

Billy Collins’ website where he posts a poem a day for high school students to enjoy.

Gallup.com allows you to search for national poll/survey information by topic.

Mediachannel.org is a public interest website on global media issues. It features criticism and investigative reporting about the media from hundreds of organizations worldwide.

Take Back the Media is a cooperative project by progressive American citizens dismayed at what they see as pro-government, pro-corporate bias shown by American media. In addition, they advocate using economic boycotts and other nonviolent action to bring back responsibility to the corporate media.

The Media Research Center (MRC) is a conservative media watchdog organization concerned with what it perceives to be a liberal bias in the news and entertainment media. In 1995 it opened the Parents Television Council to bring family programming back to television. MRC publishes the monthly newsletters Media Watch and Notable Quotables.

Center for Media Literacy: (CML) is a media education organization. CML seeks to give the public power over the media by fostering media literacy. The center publishes the quarterly Media & Values.

Center for Media and Public Affairs: (CMPA) is a research organization that studies the media treatment of social and political affairs. It uses surveys to measure the media’s influence on public opinion. It publishes the monthly Media Monitor, the monograph A Day of Television Violence, and various other books, articles, and monographs.

Fair is a nonprofit progressive media watch organization has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986.

Arthurian Legend
Encyclopedia Mythica is an award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion.Click on the link provided under Featured Area.


* LITERATURE RESOURCES AT MultCoLib *

 

Books in Print

Search for books, video and audio materials in print, forthcoming and out of print. Special sections include author biographies, awards and a directory of publishers.

Granger’s World of Poetry

Granger’s provides thousands of poems in full text, biographies of leading poets, commentaries and an audio listening room.

Literature Resource Center

Search biographies, essays and timelines for over 120,000 literary figures.

NoveList Plus

Novelist is a readers’ advisory service that gives book recommendations for favorite authors, titles and series.

Oxford English Dictionary

A guide to the meaning, history and pronunciation of words, both present and past.

Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest offers excerpts and full-text reviews on a wide range of topics from a variety sources. Review sources include newspapers, popular magazines and academic journals as far back as 1983.

Library2Go

Library2Go is a collection of audiobooks, eBooks and more that can be downloaded to a variety of devices such as PCs, laptops, eReaders and mobile devices.

Literature Criticism Online

Search for authors, poetry and literary criticism resources to help you with your term paper.

Public Library Complete from ebrary

More than 28,000 streaming, adult e-books, mostly nonfiction. Highlight, take notes, print pages and more.

* IPL (Internet Public Library): Literature *

IPL — Arts and Humanities — Literature — Criticism

22 resources

Undergraduate Guide to Critical Theory

A guide to some major schools of critical theory; provides examples of their usage. Features links to other critical theory sites.

BookRags.com

BookRags.com provides free classical study guides, book notes, eBooks and essays. It covers the subject areas of English, History, and Math & Science in an easily-searchable format.

Literary Criticism

The IPL Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.

New York Journal of Books

Reviews of new fiction and nonfiction in many genres. Many reviewers are authors or publishing industry professionals.

IPL FAQ: Literary Criticism

I need criticism of The Color Purple. Find out from this IPL Frequently Asked Question site.

The Modern Word

Provides biographical and critical essays, bibliographies, and links relating to experimental twentieth century authors, such as Pynchon, Kafka, and Joyce.

 

The Gothic: Materials for Study

Includes several critical essays about the Gothic literary period. Links and an annotated bibliography point to additional resources.

Modern American Poetry

Aims to provide “a single clearinghouse for some of the best criticism on the best poets of our time.” Includes biographical information, bibliographies, criticism, commentary, and links to online copies of works on major modern American poets.

LitLinks

Includes short biographies and web links to resources for a multitude of authors, past and present. Search for authors or browse alphabetically by last name.

A Bibliography of Literary Theory, Criticism, and Philology

Bibliography with over 200,000 entries dedicated to the study of literary theory and criticism of authors writing in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Also covers linguistics, cultural studies, discourse analysis, and general philology.

T.S. Eliot: The Sacred Wood : Essays on Poetry and Criticism

A volume of literary criticism by the landmark modernist poet, T.S. Eliot. Although Eliot writes about literature, his thinking is strongly influenced by his philosophical training. To grasp Eliot’s philosophy would require a lifetime of study. However, one can begin to get a feel for his ideas through a study of this famous work of criticism.

PAL: Perspectives in American Literature – A Research and Reference Guide

Detailed guide to finding literary criticism and commentary about American authors. Arranged by literary periods and includes introductions and general bibliographies for each period.

FreeBooknotes.com

“FreeBooknotes.com is dedicated to finding all of the sites with free book notes (similar to “cliff notes”) and indexing all the individual free study guides and free book summaries for you on one easy to navigate site. What we’ve done is gone through all these reputable book summary sites and added a link to each individual guide on our page for t …

Comics Worth Reading

“News and reviews of graphic novels, manga, comic books, and related subjects.” Includes sections on indy comics, superheroes, comics by women, comic classics, and minicomics.

Modern American Poetry

Modern American Poetry is a collaborative effort that aims to provide “a single clearinghouse for some of the best criticism on the best poets of our time.” One can find biographical information, bibliographies, criticism, commentary, and links to online copies of works on major modern American poets.

Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature

Medieval, Renaissance, 17th Century and Restoration and 18th Century literary texts. Entries for each author include: works, biography, criticism, quotations and links. Texts are from The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 6th ed.

Voices from the Gaps

Promotes women writers and artists of color. Designed and maintained by University of Minnesota and contains biographies and literary analysis of the artists’ work. Also has blogs from the artists and recorded interviews. A good place to start research about these artists and writers.

PinkMonkey

Pink Monkey is a study resource targeted for junior high, high school and college students. It offers a library of free online literature summaries with a number of study guides and book notes.

Shmoop: Study Guides, Teacher Resources

Find comprehensive and fun study guides for major works of literature, poetry and major events in US History. Also includes lesson plans and ideas for teachers.

IPL — Arts and Humanities — Literature — Literature by Time Period

17 resources

British Women Playwrights Around 1800

“A website that facilitates scholarship and discussion of these neglected playwrights and supports the work of theatre history and Romantic studies scholars engaged in exploring how electronic editing, resources, and collaboration can enhance scholarship and teaching about this segment of dramaturgical history. Our mission is to mount online texts …

The Web of American Transcendentalism

This site contains a wealth of information about the roots, influences, and works of the American Transcendentalist writers. Includes a thorough list of links to Transcendentalist authors and their texts, extensive background information and criticism on their ideas and philosophy, and links to additional web resources and bibliographies. From th …

The Modern Word

Provides biographical and critical essays, bibliographies, and links relating to experimental twentieth century authors, such as Pynchon, Kafka, and Joyce.

The Gothic: Materials for Study

Includes several critical essays about the Gothic literary period. Links and an annotated bibliography point to additional resources.

Japanese Authors and Works

Contains lists of Japanese authors organized by time period and alphabetically, 1945-present. An overview of literary history in the pre-modern and modern period is also available with regularly updataed news relating to Japanese literature.

NetSERF: The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources

NetSERF is an extremely thorough and extensive database of information on any and all aspects of medieval society and its culture. It includes search engines and a fantastic glossary for obscure medieval terminology. It also includes an extensive bibliography of sources divided up by specializations. This includes everything from history to lite …

Aspects of the Victorian Book

This site explains how the mechanization of the industrial revolution and increased literacy changed publishing during 19th-century England. This site discusses penny dreadfuls, yellow backs, children’s books, magazines, and novels.

PAL: Perspectives in American Literature – A Research and Reference Guide

Detailed guide to finding literary criticism and commentary about American authors. Arranged by literary periods and includes introductions and general bibliographies for each period.

The Internet Classics Archive

The more famous and some lesser known authors of Greek and Roman literature, as well as a few Chinese and Persian works. One can also see other readers’ opinions and thoughts on the works and respond to them or post one’s own. A search engine is provided.

Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies

A comprehensive resource for Medieval Studies: bibliographies, European cultural studies, pedagogical resources, professional information and organizations, electronic texts, music.

Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature

Medieval, Renaissance, 17th Century and Restoration and 18th Century literary texts. Entries for each author include: works, biography, criticism, quotations and links. Texts are from The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 6th ed.

The Victorian Women Writers Project

The project was developed in order to provide accurate and complete digital texts of works by British women writers of the 19th century. Offerings include anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children’s books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama from over forty authors.

The Online Medieval and Classical Library

“The Online Medieval and Classical Library (OMACL) is a collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization.” The site is searchable or browsable by title, author, genre, and original language (all works translated save for those in Middle English).

Literature & Culture of the American 1950s

A collection of online readings relating to the literature and culture of the United States in the 1950s.

Thomas More Studies

This comprehensive site features a biography and a chronology of More’s life in addition to teaching resources and full-text of much of More’s writings. Find out more about his role as a statesman in 16th-century England, his trial and his political philosophy at this site.

The Victorian Web

Includes information about authors from the Victorian era and background information about the society. Has contextual links for authors which provide information on those authors’ politics, religious beliefs, bibliographies, as well as symbolism and themes used in their literature.

The Literature & Culture of the American 1950s

This searchable site features an extensive, alphabetical list of links and readings on the American 1950s and links to Cold War sites.

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2 Responses to “Research Databases for the Extended Essay: Literature”

  1. JoseAngel April 8, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

    Thanks for linking my Bibliography of Literary Theory, Criticism, and Philology. Only, it’s not got more than 20,000 entries (well- yes as a matter of fact), it’s got more than 200,000 entries.

    • lincolnwriting April 8, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

      Thank you Jose for providing such an extensive site! And, wow! Very impressive! I’ll be sure to correct the entry.

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