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Course guide for Introduction to Literature EN2000/HUM2000
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The collected poems of Langston Hughes
Call Number: PS3515 .U274 A17 1994
ISBN: 9780679426318

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In the heart of the beat: the poetry of rap
Call Number: ML3531 .P38 2010
ISBN: 9780810860087

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Six American poets: an anthology
Call Number: PS586 .S494 1993
ISBN: 9780679745259

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How to read literature like a professor
Call Number: PN45 .F585 2003
ISBN: 9780060009427


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Academic Search Complete--Multi-disciplinary database featuring full-text scholarly journals, periodicals, reports, books, and more from over 9,100 publications (over 86% peer-reviewed/scholarly) with coverage from 1887 to present.  Presents broad global coverage of subject areas including business and economics, health and medicine, news and world affairs, science, education, technology, humanities, social sciences, psychology, literature, law, and women's studies. 

Biography Reference Center--Contains top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines including Biography Today and Biography.  Provides coverage of more than 600,000 individuals with over 2.2 million records.   Narrative profiles average 3,000 words in length.  Includes 35,000 images.

eBook Academic Collection (EBSCO)-Full-text access to over 113,000 electronic books with unlimited user access.  Subject areas covered by this collection include art, business and economics, education, language arts, literary criticism, medicine, performing arts, philosophy, poetry, political science, religion, social science, technology, and more.  Allows for user download to personal computer/mobile systems.  Users can create personalized bookshelves, highlight books, and add notes and bookmarks. 

eBook Community College Collection (EBSCO)- Full-text access to over 48,000 electronic books with unlimited user access.  This multidisciplinary collection is focused on the academic and trade information needs of community colleges.  The information available in this collection varies from introductory/basic content to higher-level content, providing students with a range of information to meet their needs as they develop in their area(s) of study. Allows for user download to personal computer/mobile systems.  Users can create personalized bookshelves, highlight books, and add notes and bookmarks. 

 Education Source--This database covers scholarly research and information to meet the needs of education students, professionals and policy makers.  The file offers the world’s largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals, and includes an international array of periodicals, full-text books and more.  It covers all levels of education, from early childhood to higher education, as well as all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education and testing.

ERIC--The Education Information Resource Center provides access to educational literature and resources.  The resource contains more than a million records and links to thousands of full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.

GreenFILE--Full-text access to more than 9,100 records connecting the environment with disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health, and technology.  Popular topics include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Humanities Source--Considered a humanities super-database, combining content from EBSCO and its recently acquired Wilson.  This resource provides 1,400 full-text journals as well as interviews, obituaries, original works of fiction, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, and more.  Subject coverage in this resource includes: archaeology, area studies, art, classical studies, communications, dance, film, folklore, gender studies, history, journalism, linguistics, literary and social criticism, literature, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion and theology, and others. 

Literary Reference Center Plus--Fulfills literary needs with over 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, 89,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, 258,000 author biographies, 774,500 book reviews, 113,800 classic and contemporary poems, 27,500 classic and contemporary short stories, 8,800 author interviews, 2,700 literary reference books, 900 literary journals and magazines, 35 volumes of new contemporary literature titles from Salem Press, 40 full-text literary study guides and 72 literary videos pertaining to classic works and authors. 

Mental Measurements with Full Text--Guide to over 3,000 contemporary testing instruments related to psychology, education, business, and leadership.

Newspaper Source--Provides cover-to-cover full text of more than 40 U.S. and international newspapers.  Added bonus of selective full text from more than 330 regional U.S. newspapers as well. 

OmniFile Full Text MEGA--Formerly a Wilson database, this resource is more robust than the previous subscribed OmniFile Full Text Select, with over 3,100 full-text publications dating to 1994 and over 500 podcasts and videos on a range of art, humanities, and science subjects.  Covers core subjects including applied sciences, art, education, humanities, law, social sciences, and technology. 

Points of View Reference Center--Presents topic overview (objective background/description), point (argument), and counterpoint (opposing argument) for topics including abortion, censorship, global issues, human rights, medicine and ethics, national debate topics, substance abuse, war and peace, and more.  Offers 1,300 main essays, political magazines, newspapers, radio and TV transcripts, primary source documents, and reference books.  Provides Guide to Critical Analysis to aid in evaluation. 



  • Author Links
    Includes short biographies and web links to resources for a multitude of authors, past and present. Search for authors or browse alphabetically by last name.
  • Open Humanities Courseware
    Do you need some extra help in your Humanities classes? Get videos and lectures from the world's leading universities from this database of open courseware. This database provides the public insight to all the free high quality college level courses across a vast amount of programs. Students and the educators are able to access the database along with many featured resources on the site. It is noncommercial and available for anyone. Updated yearly.
  • Based on the Book
    'Based on the Book' is a compilation of over 1,000 book titles, short stories, and plays that have been made into motion pictures. Utilizing the Internet Movie Database as the authority on release dates, all movies in this collection have been released since 1980.
  • Dictionary of Symbolism
    Explanations for commonly used symbolism in literature. Searchable.
  • Fiction: the EServer Collection
    Collection of online fiction texts. Includes short stories and novels by authors like: Alcott, Bronte, Bulfinch, Cather, Crane, Dickens, Dreiser, Elliot, Twain, Hardy and Fielding (among others.) Also has criticism.
  • Hero's Journey from the Writer's Journey
    Another summary of the steps of the Hero's Journey. Plus "A Practical Guide to Joseph Cambell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces" by Christopher Vogler
  • Hero's Journey: Summary of the steps
    This page summrarizes the brief explanations from every step of the Hero's Journey
  • Lit2Go
    A free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. Browse by author, title, or search the database by author, title, or reading level. Many selections can be downloaded directly into iTunes or your Mp3 player. You can also read the stories online.
  • Literary Criticism Collection
    The IPL Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.
  • Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature
    Medieval, Renaissance, 17th Century and Restoration and 18th Century literary texts. Entries for each author include: works, biography, criticism, quotations and links. Texts are from The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 6th ed.
  • Modern American Poetry
    Modern American Poetry is a collaborative effort that aims to provide "a single clearinghouse for some of the best criticism on the best poets of our time." One can find biographical information, bibliographies, criticism, commentary, and links to online copies of works on major modern American poets.
  • Open Source Shakespeare
    "An experiment in literary technology. Open Source Shakespeare attempts to be the best free website containing Shakespeare's complete works. It is intended for scholars, thespians, and Shakespeare lovers of every kind."
  • Museum of Edgar Allan Poe Website
    This museum, located in Richmond VA, focuses on the life of Edgar Allan Poe. The site offers educational tools and materials for teachers and students, as well as electronic versions of some of Poe's best known literary works.
  • Poetry Foundation
    Contains a vast amount of information on poetry and poets including search tool for poetry, reading guide and online journal, and provides many resources for events related to poetry.
  • Project Gutenberg
    Free eBooks - Digitized books in the Public Domain. Lots of Classics!
  • Representative Poetry Online
    "The second version of Representative Poetry On-line includes over 2,000 English poems by 310 poets from the early medieval period to the beginning of the twentieth century." Poems are indexed and can be browsed by poet name, date, or title.
  • University of Michigan Fantasy & Science Fiction Website
    Includes an online library and a dictionary of literary symbolism.
  • Voices from the Gaps
    Promotes women writers and artists of color. Designed and maintained by University of Minnesota and contains biographies and literary analysis of the artists' work. A good place to start research about these artists and writers.


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