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Online Reference Sources

  • Literary Reference Center
    Plot summaries and work overviews, author biographies, critical essays, over 630,000 book reviews, plus 90,000 full text poems, short stories and classic texts. Includes the entire Masterplots and Masterplots II series. From EBSCOhost.
  • Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature
    The reference provides a detailed analysis of the most common archetypes or motifs found in the folklore and literature of selected communities around the world. Each entry is written by a noted authority in the field, and includes accompanying reference citations.

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Other Resources

  • CompPile
    Searchable inventory of publications in post-secondary composition, rhetoric, technical writing, ESL, and discourse studies, dating from 1939 to present. Full text not included, but may be available through other sources.
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
    Database providing indexing and abstracts for international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: Literature & Language
    Over 750,000 downloadable full text dissertations and theses, covering a wide range of graduate research topics, including literature and composition.


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