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Use these resources to find author biographies, critical essays, histories, and other general background information.
- Biography Index
- Contemporary Authors
- Dictionary of Literary Biography
Provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
- Literary Encyclopedia
Provides authoritative profiles of authors, works and literary and historical topics.
- Literary Reference Center
Provides plot summaries, articles of literary criticism, full text of literary journals, author biographies, book reviews, author interviews, and images of key literary figures.
- Primary Sources: Literature
List of primary source materials available to the Kenyon community.
- Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive
Contains book reviews, arts reviews, poems, letters and commentary pieces.
The MLA International Bibliography is a great place to start for all of your literature and language research papers.
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