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Introduction to Literature Research

This page directs you to literature resources you can access remotely.  Enter your student email address and password to access databases, eBooks, and articles.

Encyclopedia Databases

Includes numerous specialized reference books related to poetry, drama, and prose. 

Includes 16 volumes of Novels for Students, among other humanities encyclopedias.


  • Search the Library Catalog with a few relevant keywords and then limit your results to "Available online."

EBSCOhost eBooks includes thousands of scholarly literary books, including prize-winning fiction and poetry in PDF format. Easy to search!  

JSTOR includes scholarly books as well as scholarly journal articles. A must for literature research!

Journal Article Databases

Use the Advanced Search Screen to combine possible search terms for the best results. EXAMPLE: