for Literature/Language Databases
Access PA Library Catalog
Catalog holdings of almost 3,000 Pennsylvania school, public,
academic and special libraries are included in this database.
Search by author, title, subject or keyword to locate over 44
Information on the lives of more than one million people from
throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines
and subject areas.
Literature Criticism: Classic and Emerging Authors since 1950
eBook in which the majority of the authors surveyed are
African American, but representative African and Caribbean authors
are also included.
Literary Reference Online
Provides author bios, great works of world literature, a timeline
and, most notably, professor Harold Bloom’s selection of
authors and works that represent the greatest achievements of
the Western literary tradition.
Authors (Select link under Literature)
A guide to current writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism,
drama, motion pictures and television. Biographies of these authors
Fully searchable electronic books representing a broad spectrum
of subject categories.
of Classical Mythology
eBook that introduces the mythological world of the Greeks and
the Romans, combined with a chronology of myths and a dictionary
of key characters, objects, and events.
of Hindu Mythology
eBook offering readers an accessible way of exploring complex
deities, mythological characters, and ideas of Hinduism
of Native American Mythology eBook covering aspects
of this sophisticated, seldom-examined network of characters and
Test preparation materials and interactive practice exams, based
on official tests, that help improve scores on basic skills, academic,
civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification
exams. It provides immediate scoring, complete answer explanations,
and individualized analysis of scores. Courses and ebooks are
available as well.
To meet the research needs of undergraduate and high school students,
the database provides access to biographies, bibliographies and
critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline.
It covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists
and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most-studied
Mango uses real-life
situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach
a new language, including several versions of English as a Second
Language (ESL). By listening to and repeating after material designed
from native conversations, it is possible to learn not just individual
words and phrases, but also how they're used in practical situations
A general reference magazine/newspaper/journal database with substantial
literary criticism content. Noteworthy, too, is an image collection
of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.
Dictionary of the History of Ideas
eBook bringing a global perspective to bear on timeless questions
about the individual and society. A distinguished team of international
scholars explore new thinking in areas previously covered (communism,
linguistics, physics) and present cross-cultural perspectives
on more recent topics such as postmodernism, deconstruction and
York Times Book Review, The
Weekly publication that offers, along with book reviews, literature
excerpts, author interviews, and feature articles.
Includes fiction authors, titles and themes. Provides suggestions
of books that are similar to those of a particular author or a
certain title. Expand your reading horizons with Novelist. Librarians
can use this database as a readers’ advisory service to assist
patrons who enjoy fiction. Teachers can use this resource for
enhancement of curriculum.
Information about more than 38,000 fiction titles of interest
to students in grades K-8. Full text reviews from professional
journals and book talks for selected titles are available in this
database. A good resource to expand student reading interest by
introducing new authors or additional books in a subject area.
Century Novels: The First Decade
eBook spotlighting the
most important fictional works of the 2000s, discussing plot,
characters, critical reception, and covering multiethnic/multicultural
communities and curricula.