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  • Search and browse:The Authors authority file and the Most Studied Authors authority file use a list of author names provided by Salem Press.The Works authority file and the Most Studied Works authority file use a list of names of literary works provided by Salem Press.The Dictionary authority file uses The American Heritage(R) Dictionary, 4th Edition.Book highlight:Literary Reference Center includes the full-text to over 1,000 books and reference works that are highlighted on a rotating basis. Of special interest is the Understanding Literature Series from Whitston Publishing, which contains hundreds of literary essays written by scholars from around the world exclusively for the Literary Reference Center. Content SpotlightThe Content Spotlight area (available on the Home Page) highlights key content in the Literary Reference Center, including the Bloom series of books from Chelsea House and the Masterplots series from Salem Press.
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  • Literary Reference CenterBasic search
  • Literary Reference Center (LRC)
    EBSCOhost: A powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet.
    LRC: a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing.
    Information can be retrieved:
    more than 31,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews
    100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism.
    more than 159,000 author biographies
    450 literary journals
    book review, poems, short stories
  • Features on Main page
    Search: search or browse by author and/or title
    Book Highlight: 1,000 books and reference works that are highlighted on a rotating basis
    Reference Shelf:provides tools and guidance for the user when conducting literary research
    Content Highlight: highlights key content in the LRC
    Author in Focus: featured author of the month
  • Assignment for ENGL1102
    A typed 1,550-word research paper and a minimum of five secondary sources.
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
  • basic search
    Enter your search term into the Findfield, then click on Searchor Click on BrowseAuthororBrowse Works
    Search tips:
    Create an account before searching
    Always search, not browse
    Biographical information: search by author
    Literary reviews and critics: search by title
    Omit stop words
    Stop words vary by database.
    Common stop words are: a, an, are, as but, by, for, if, in, is, of, on…
  • Narrow the search
    By category tabs
    Literary criticism
    Plot summaries
    Reference books
    By subject
    By publication
  • Full display result
    Display options
    Click on the title link to display the citation information, abstract, and HTML full text record
    Click on HTML Full Text to display full text record in HTML format only
    Click on PDF Full Text link to display the full text record scanned from the original publication
    Display recommendations
    Always click on title link to read abstract
    Check subject terms and author supplied key words
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