Electronic Databases

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Biography in Context (Gale)
Search for biographies of individuals in a wide range of subjects, including business, politics, government, history, science, sports, the arts, and entertainment. The database also allows you to retrieve biographies based on specific sets of criteria such as ethnic background, nationality, and gender. Library and home use.

Dictionary of Literary Biography
Provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.  Library and home use.

Library Literature & Information Science Index
Provides cover-to-cover indexing of over 400 journals, including key library and information science periodicals. Coverage reaches as far back as 1980.  Library and home use.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.  Library and home use.

Literary Reference Center
A full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content.  Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies, more than 460 literary journals, more than 693,000 book reviews, nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,500 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.  Library and home use.

Literature Criticism Online  
A large online source for literature criticism, author biographies, primary source material, reviews and overviews. Hundreds of volumes of reference works have been included in Artemis making it a comprehensive resource.  Library and home use.  

Looking for a good book or have you just finished a really good book and want to find something similar?  Let Novelist help you make the connections.  Novelist also has book discussion guides, reviews and author information perfect for your book group.  Library and home use.  

Publishers Directory
Comprehensive and detailed coverage of U.S. and Canadian publishing operations.  Library and home use.

Something About the Author
This landmark reference set covers the lives and works of authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.  Library and home use.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
Catalog of books, web resources, and other material worldwide. Library and home use.