Books: Use the Library Catalog
Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, and literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Literary Reference Center includes thousands of plot summaries, synopses, and work overviews; articles of literary criticism; author biographies; full text of over 430 literary journals; book reviews; classic and contemporary poems and short stories; full text of over 7,000 classic novels; author interviews; and images of key literary figures.
MLA International Bibliography
The MLA International Bibliography indexes critical scholarship in the areas of literature, languages, linguistics, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, and folklore from over 4,400 journals and serials, as well as books.
Gale Literary Databases
Full-text online version of the Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Dictionary of Literary Biography. Covers literature from around the world. Includes not only fiction writers, dramatists, and poets, but also many essayists, screen writers, philosophers, social commentators, journalists, etc.
EBSCO Discovery Service Tutorials
Learn how to search the Google like search box for resources in the Henderson Library.
Library Research Modules
Learn how to use the library from 10 self-paced modules that include: : Introduction to Research : Select Library Terminology : Search Stratagies : GALILEO : GIL: Library Catalog : Internet & Other Resources : Evaluationg Sources, Critical Thinking, Active Reading : Citation Styles and Giving Credit : Copyright & Fair Use : Need Help?
The Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition
The Oxford English Dictionary (2nd Edition) provides access to the full text of the 20 plus volume print edition containing more than half a million authoritative definitions and 2.4 million quotations, illustrating the evolution of the English language.
Literary Reference Center (for Literature)
Indexes writings on literature. Much overlap with MLA International Bibliography, but indexes some reference sources and review sources that MLA International Bibliography does not.
MLA International Bibliography (for Literature)
The MLA International Bibliography indexes academic, scholarly books and articles on literature from all over the world, from the Middle Ages through the present. It does not include ancient literature. It does not generally include reviews of literary works in non-academic, general interest magazines or newspapers.rnrnWhen searching for writings about a particular work of literature, usually the best search to do is "author's-last-name AND keyword-from-title" - e.g., "melville AND moby". Then look at a relevant record: the work will be listed as a subject heading which is a hot link; click on it in order to obtain all records in the database that deal with that work of literature.