Literature & Language

Research Databases

Book Review Digest Plus   ·  Full Text

This essential library tool provides access to book reviews on a wide range of topics from a variety of sources, including newspapers, review journals and popular magazines. 

Communication Source   ·  Full Text

Communication Source is the most complete full-text research database for communication studies. It offers hundreds of top communication journals, magazines and other sources covering all related disciplines, including media studies, linguistics, speech pathology, rhetoric and discourse. 

Essay & General Literature Index

This unique reference database cites records contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada.

Humanities Source Ultimate   ·  Full Text

Offering more peer-reviewed, full-text journals than any other database of its kind, Humanities Source Ultimate is a must-have resource for scholars and educators interested in all facets of the humanities.

MagillOnLiterature Plus   ·  Full Text

MagillOnLiterature Plus is the definitive source for editorially reviewed critical analyses, character studies, author biographies and plot summaries of the most studied literary works.

MLA International Bibliography

Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains millions of citations from journals and series, as well as book publishers. 

Play Index

This unique database indexes classic and historical plays, along with the works of contemporary playwrights. Play Index covers new editions and translations, and includes descriptive annotations to summarize the plot and indicate musical requirements.

Read It!   ·  Full Text

Read It! is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.

Rosetta Stone Library Solution

As multicultural communities expand, interest in language learning increases. Language programs promote inclusive participation and strengthen community connections. Rosetta Stone Library Solution meets this growing need, helping learners engage with confidence in multilingual settings.

Short Story Index

Thanks to its detailed indexing for hundreds of thousands of short stories, this database is an essential resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre, and for those researching the body of work of a particular literary figure.

Historical Digital Archives

Book Review Digest Retrospective: 1903-1982

Collecting nearly eight decades of H.W. Wilson’s Book Review Digest, this archive database provides over a million book review citations from 1903 to 1982. It covers adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction and provides at least one review excerpt per book. 

Essay & General Literature Index Retrospective: 1900-1984

Essay and General Literature Index Retrospective: 1900-1984 is an archive of indexed essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada between 1900 and 1984. It indexes essays from anthologies and collections covering a wide range of humanities and social sciences disciplines.

Short Story Index Retrospective: 1915-1983

Short Story Index Retrospective: 1915-1983 is an archive database that includes the acclaimed Short Story Index from 1915 to 1983. It indexes tens of thousands of short stories across all literary genres. Subject indexing includes topics, themes, locales, genre and people.