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Literature Databases with Journal, Magazine & Newspaper Articles

To access Oakton Library databases, click on the database name.  From an off-campus computer, use your Oakton username and password to login. Questions? Please call 847.635.1644.

Gale Contemporary Authors

Includes biographical and critical details on approximately 116,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists, and scriptwriters.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Literature Research

Includes the Concise Major 21st Century Writers, Drama for Students, Poetry for Students, Novels for Students, and Short Stories for Students

Literary Reference Center Plus EBSCO

Literary Reference Center Plus contains the full text of articles/essays of literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, author interviews, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, classic texts, and plot summaries, synopses and work overviews as well as ebook guides to literature:  Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Beacham's Research Guide to Biography and Criticism, The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, The Columbia Companion to the 20th Century American Short Story, and all of MagillOnLiterature Plus.

Credo Reference - Literature

Click on "Literature" in the All Subject list.  Contains literature encyclopedias, handbooks, companions and dictionaries for all literary genres and all countries.

Novelist Plus EBSCO

Online readers' advisory tool that helps readers find new fiction and non-fiction titles based on books they've already read or topics in which they are interested. Readers can look for books about particular subjects, relationships, geographic areas, or periods of time. Book reviews are also available.

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