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Reference Resources: Literature

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Reference Resources

The Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library subscribes to more than 130 databases. These are most often used to find articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers, but many are also great for ready reference - from biographies to encyclopedic information in the sciences, history, literature, and business.

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In the Reference Stacks

Contemporary Literary Criticism - Profiles of 6-8 current novelists, poets, playwrights and other writers per volume including criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals. Call # Ref PN 771.C59

Children's Literature Review - Illustrated series covering writers and illustrators for children and young adults, including listings of major works, awards, criticism/commentaries on the author's or artist's works. Call # Ref PN 1009.A1C5139

Dictionary of Literary Biography - Career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods. Call # Ref PS 243.A54