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Language & Literature Databases

The following databases will help you find articles and information focusing on Language & Literature.

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Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier has information in nearly every area of academic study and includes full-text for more than 4,600 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.

Book Review Digest Plus and Retro

Coverage spans 1908 to the present. Book Review Digest Plus indexes reviews of current fiction and non-fiction and provides review excerpts and over 100,000 full text reviews. Combined with BRD Retro, it provides excerpts from and citations to reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction reaching back to 1908.

Book Review Index Online

This is a benchmark reference for reviews of every kind. The up-to-date coverage, wide scope and inclusion of citations for both newly published and older materials make Book Review Index an exceptionally useful reference tool. Thousands of publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers.

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on all of the more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors whose entries appear in Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Authors New Revision Series.

Contemporary Literary Criticism

Contemporary Literary Criticism is a collection of more than 11,000 critical essays on contemporary authors. Each entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, a list of principal works, critical essays, and sources for further study. Updated monthly, Contemporary Literary Criticism allows users to search by author name, title of work, nationality, subject/genre, ethnicity, critic name, and more.

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Dictionary of Literary Biography provides nearly 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.


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eBooks-Library is one of the largest eBook repositories on the Web, especially for classic works. This library offers full-text access to 935 authors and composers, more than 5400 works, 15300 sub-titles and 512,000 pages. Subject areas include law, economics, finance, history, art, literature, and many more.

Expanded Academic ASAP

Expanded Academic ASAP provides access to scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers -many with full text and images. It includes information about the arts and humanities, social sciences, science and technology.

Gale Literary Index *

Gale Literary Index is a master index to the major literature products published by Gale. It combines and cross-references over 165,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and listings for over 215,000 titles into one source.

*Citation only index; NO FULL TEXT.


The JSTOR archive holds the complete digitized back runs of core scholarly journals, starting with the very first issues, some dating as far back as the 1600s. Faulkner University users have access to both the Arts & Sciences III and Arts & Sciences IV Collections.

Literary Reference Center (New in 2011-12!)

This full-text database combines information from major respected reference works, books and literary journals, as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism; more than 252,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios); 450 literary journals; more than 693,000 book reviews; more than 78,400 classic and contemporary poems; more than 19,700 classic and contemporary short stories; more than 6,600 author interviews; more than 8,200 classic texts; and much more. This and other Ebsco databases are connected by "smart links" to the MLA International Bibliography.

Literature Online (LION)

Literature Online is a fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 228 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.

Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center provides Full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.


LitFinder covers world literature and authors throughout history and contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations. The database also includes short stories, speeches, and play as well as secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

Mango Languages

Mango is the easiest, most effective way to become conversational in any of the languages for which Faulkner has purchased lesson sets. Try it, and you will be amazed at how quickly you can get beyond simple greetings. Mango has an iPhone app that also works on the iPad, for your convenience.

MLA International Bibliography *

MLA International Bibliography offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains over 1.8 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series and 1,000 book publishers. The indexed materials coverage is international and includes almost 60 titles from J-STOR's language and literature collection as well as links to full text.

*Citation only index; NO FULL TEXT.


Nationwide book distributor Ingram has taken a major role in on-demand book production in recent years. As a result, the company has extensive files of books submitted electronically as ebooks, to be published only as necessary. Ingram's electronic content service, called Coutts Information Service, brings MyiLibrary to the web, offering a wide selection of ebooks to subscribers, including Encyclopedia Britannica's 60-volume set, Great Books of the Western World. MyiLibrary is the Coutts dedicated ebook hosting platform and the world's leading-edge product for hosting and accessing eContent. With more than 250,000 titles already available, and growing rapidly day by day, MyiLibrary is the platform of choice for information professionals, academic libraries and government organizations worldwide.

Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary is a historical dictionary. It is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. The OED is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

Oxford Reference Online Premium

Oxford Reference Online offers over 175 fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

Scribner Writers Series

Scribner Writers Series includes signed essays on more than 2,000 authors and literary genres drawn from the Scribner print series.

Twayne Authors Series

Twayne Authors Series is comprised 600 full-text titles from the Twayne Literary Masters series, 200 each from Twayne World, US, and English Authors.

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