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Cultural, Geographical, and Historical Information

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Literary Biography Resources

Literary Analysis Resources

We have a variety of databases that allow you to search for journal articles across many scholarly publications at once.

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Here are a few individual reference books that:

  • Are easily accessible
  • Offer critical overviews of titles across various cultures and time periods
  • Include discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work's cultural and historical significance