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American Literature Research Guide: Getting Started

Research resources for American literature from its beginning to the present.

Literature Resource Center

Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Magill On Literature

Provides plot summaries, author biographies, book reviews and critical analyses of frequently studied works of literature.

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Biographical Resources

Encyclopedias / Dictionaries