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What is Literature Resource Center?

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Database providing a variety of information for almost 130,000 writers spanning all disciplines and time periods.

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  • Criticisms of writers
  • Biographies
  • Reviews
  • Bibliographies
  • Search options include:
    • Traditional searches — Title, author, keyword
    • Searching by author type — e.g. Nationality, genre, literary movement
    • By the literary-historical timeline — Tells what key events happened during the period, who the key figures were, etc.
    • Authors on the Highway — Tells of current authors' upcoming appearances
  • Access to the Encyclopedia of Literature and the Gale Literary Index, which tells you which Gale resource contains information on the term you are searching in case the library might own the Gale resource in print.
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Things to Know

  • You do not have to search twice if a writer has a pseudonym. It will search both versions of his or her name, e.g. Samuel Clemens pulls up results for Samuel Clemens and Mark Twain.
  • When searching remember that like the Biography Resource Center, results are divided into tabs. Check all tabs to get complete listing of results.
  • Research Guide is a link that takes you to pages that show how to pick a topic, analyze it as well as write a paper and cite sources. The Research Guide is not as detailed as the Resource Center in some areas like providing citation style examples for different types of sources.
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Other Infotrac Interfaces

Biography in Context

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Opposing Viewpoints In Context

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