Literature Resource Center

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Summary: Literature Resource Center is the most current, comprehensive, and reliable online literature resource. Its materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills. Researchers will find information on authors and their works in all genres and disciplines. Significance: Literature Resource Center supports coursework and research in English, World Literatures, Film, Theater, and across the Humanities. Source: More than 145,000 complete entries from two award-winning series — Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography — deliver in-depth biographical, bibliographical and contextual information on authors’ lives and works More than 75,000 selected full-text critical essays and reviews from proprietary Gale titles — like Contemporary Literary Criticism, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism and Children’s Literature Review — provide unique insights for students and researchers. More than 1 million full-text articles, critical essays and reviews come from more than 450 scholarly journals and literary magazines. More than 11,000 overviews of frequently studied works come from sources including Gale’s For Students series, Literature and Its Times and Characters in 20th-Century Fiction. More than 5,000 plot summaries specially commissioned for LRC and written by Gale editors. Summaries include a strong emphasis on the social and historical context of works.