Database topics
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies; Feminist Studies; Language; American Literary Studies
"Latin American Women Writers is an extensive searchable collection of prose, poetry, and drama composed by women writing in Mexico, Central America, and South America. Also included are essays by Latin American feminists and revolutionaries, who address both the universal concerns of women in every age and the distinctive issues of their struggles in the region"--Home page.
Database topics
American Literary Studies; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies; Race and Ethnicity
Latino Literature (LALI) contains drama, prose and poetry by Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican and other Latin writers working in the United States. When complete this database will include 100,000 pages of fiction and poetry and 450 plays. The vast majority of the materials are from the Chicano Renaissance to the present. About 30% of the database is previously unpublished or rare materials.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies
Literary research guide is a selective, annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics. This guide evaluates important bibliographies, abstracts, surveys of research, indexes, databases, catalogs, general histories and surveys, annals, chronologies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks.
Database topics
Language; American Literary Studies; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Among its contents, the database includes: formal treatises on criticism and aesthetics, discourses on the character or practice of specific genres, theories of imagination, genius and taste, literary biography, criticism and literary history that expresses important general, arguments and precepts, literary prefaces and dedications, rhetorical treatises, poetry which expresses or implies rules of composition or standards of judgement, theoretical works in disciplines other than English literature which have had a major, influence on literary theory.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies
  • Concise Oxford Dictionary Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms
  • Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English
  • New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
  • Columbia Dictionary of Modern Literary and Cultural Criticism
  • Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century
  • Encyclopedia of the Novel
  • Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American short Story
  • Columbia Dictionary of Modern European Literature
  • The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature
  • The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature, Third Edition
  • Handbook of African American Literature )
  • Encyclopedia of African Literature
  • Twentieth-Century Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900-2003
  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory (
  • Encyclopedia of Linguistics
  • OUP's A Shakespeare Glossary
  • The King James Bible
Database topics
Language; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies
Contains Poem finder, an international collection of poetry featuring poems, poem citations, and excerpts; Story finder, an online collection of short stories from the classic to the most contemporary, featuring thousands of full-text short stories, plus explanations of stories; and Essay finder, a collection of full-text essays and discursive writing based on books published in the 20th century. Each database contains biographies and pictures and offers multiple search options.