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Literature & Children’s Literature Databases

Language & Linguistics

Linguistics Database (ProQuest)

Subjects: English; Curriculum & Instruction;

Description: Full-text scholarly database on all aspects of the study of language.

Contents: Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Articles; Dissertations; Conference Papers; Speeches; Book Reviews; Commentaries;

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
Subjects: English; Curriculum & Instruction;

Description: English dictionary with definitions, etymologies, and quotations from sources.

Contents: Definitions; Word Timeline; Historical Thesaurus; 

Literature Criticism & Reviews

Literary Reference Center Plus (EBSCOhost)

Subjects: English; Education;

Description: Scholarly full-text literature database.

Contents: Scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles; Newspapers; Magazines; Book Reviews; Editorials/Opinions; 

Gale Literature

Subjects: English; Education;

Description: Scholarly full-text literature database. Best for contemporary literature.

Contents: Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) Articles; Criticism; Biographies; Reviews; Summaries; Topic Overviews; NPR & Podcast Interviews; 

Book Review Index Online (Full Text) (Gale)

Description: Full-text book reviews from 1965-present. 

  • Literary Index (Gale)
    Description: Use this to look up entries for Gale Reference books inside CUW Library.
  • Bloom’s Literary Criticism
    Description:
    Edited e-books on specific books, short stories, or authors
  • Ebook Central (ProQuest)
    Description: Search for e-books with criticism on an author or work.

  • EbscoHost Ebooks
    Description:
    Search for e-books with criticism on an author or work.

  • JSTOR
    Description: Scholarly full-text multi-disciplinary database. Use the Language and Literature subject filter.

Children's & Young Adult Literature

Literary Reference Center Plus (EBSCOhost)

Subjects: English; Education;

Description: Scholarly full-text literature database.

Contents: Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) Articles; Newspapers; Magazines; Book Reviews; Criticism; Film Adaption Reviews;

Gale Literature

Subjects: English; Education;

Description: Scholarly full-text literature database.

Contents: Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) Articles; Criticism; Biographies;  Reviews; Summaries; Topic Overviews; NPR & Podcast Interviews; 

Primary Sources (Full Works)

Ebook Central (ProQuest)

Subjects: Many

Description: Subscription full-text eBook academic database from ProQuest.

Contents: Scholarly eBooks; Popular eBooks; Book Chapters;

EbscoHost Ebooks

Subjects: Many

Description: Subscription full-text e-book academic database from Ebscohost.

Contents: Scholarly eBooks; Popular eBooks; Book Chapters;

Project Gutenberg (Website)

Subjects: Many

Description: Website with full-text Ebook in the public domain (published before 1924).

Contents: Classic literature books; Classic children’s books;