Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive full text database that provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Literary Reference Center combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing.

Literary Reference Center contains plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, essays of literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, author interviews, classic texts and much more. In addition, Literary Reference Center also includes several literature and poetry encyclopedias and related reference works.

How Do I Search Literary Reference Center?

From the Home Page, enter your search terms in the Find field and click Search.

Advanced Search allows you to use the drop-down menu to specify in which fields (e.g., Author, Title, Subject, Literary Genre, etc.) you would like a keyword or phrase to appear. You can limit your results to Biographies, Criticism, Poems, Short Stories, and more.

Click the Help link in the upper right corner for more search tips and information on how to cite Literary Reference Center, or ask for help at the Library Reference Desk.