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Research Tutorials: Literary Reference Center


When beginning your literary research, the Literary Reference Center database is good starting point.

It collects sources ranging from literary criticism essays, biographies, author interviews, plot summaries and background information, and even the full text of many poems and short stories. Many sources found here will not be available in the other literature databases, making Literary Reference Center a valuable tool for most literary projects.

This tutorial will briefly outline the key features of the database and help you begin an effective search.


Access this database by clicking on the Articles/Databases button on the Library's homepage.

View the Login to the Library tutorial for help with your borrower ID and PIN.

Literary Reference Center Plus Database

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