List of HSU Databases
Literature & Literary Criticism
(listed in order of relevance)

Specialized Databases Related General Databases Electronic Journals Electronic Books Web Sites
Title Brief description
Specialized Databases Top
Gale Literary Sources (TexShare) Full Text. A research platform from Gale that unites multiple literary databases into one search. Research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across Gale’s Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.

English Video Collection

(Direct) Award-winning digital content in streaming video, this collection offers great literary films, critical analysis and insights, conversations with authors and playwrights, documentaries, and much, much more. Covers literature, drama and theater, and communication. Remote access with University Network Account.
Essay and General Literature Index (EBSCO) Provides citations of works contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada since 1985. Covers the entire range of humanities and social sciences.
Humanities Source (EBSCO) Full Text worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought. Offers articles, original works, book and performance reviews, interviews and more, covering all aspects of the humanities such as art, communications, history, literary and social criticism, music, dance and the performing arts, literature, philosophy, religion, and many other topics.
JSTOR (Direct) Full Text. An archive of back issues of scholarly journals in the disciplines of the arts, sciences, humanities, business, and mathematics. No current issues.
Literary Reference Center (EBSCO) Comprehensive full text database providing information on thousands of authors and their works from respected reference works, books, and literary journals. Features author biographies, plot summaries, work overviews, author interviews, critical essays and book reviews in addition to the actual texts, poems, and short stories.
Literature Resource Center (TexShare) Full Text. Provides journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 130,000 authors and their works from every age and literary discipline. Includes Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography and more.
MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO) The Modern Language Association of America indexes journal articles, books and dissertations in literature, rhetoric, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory and criticism, and dramatic arts.
Original Sources (Direct) Full Text. An extensive collection of original source documents in history, politics and government, philosophy, religion, science and mathematics, language, literature and the social sciences.
Oxford English Dictionary (Direct) Full Text. (Direct) Widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary includes the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words, from Old English to the present day.
Play Index (EBSCO) Covers new editions and translations of classic and historical plays as well as the works of contemporary playwrights. Covers one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues. Includes descriptive annotations to summarize the plot and indicate musical requirements.
Scribner’s Writers Series (TexShare) Full Text. Provides bio-critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,600 authors from around the world. Each essay includes a biography placing the author's work within a personal and historical framework. Can also be searched through Literature Resource Center.
Short Story Index (EBSCO) Indexes more than 117,000 stories from thousands of anthologies and story collections published since 1984. Find stories by author, title, subject, keyword, date, literary technique, genre, locale or theme. Some links to full text.
Twayne’s Authors Series (TexShare) Full Text. Offers critical introductions to the lives and works of writers and to the history and influence of literary movements and the development of literary genres. Can also be searched through Literature Resource Center.
Twentieth Century American Poetry (TexShare) Full Text. A collection of full text poetry and author information providing a unique survey of modern and contemporary American poetry movements and distinctive literary tradition since 1900. May include biographies.
Twentieth Century English Poetry (TexShare) Full Text. A collection of full text poetry and author information on authors originally from or based in the British Commonwealth from 1900. May include biographies.
Related General Databases Top
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) Full text. Scholarly, multi-disciplinary database covering many areas of academic study including archaeology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering, multicultural studies, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.
Book Review Digest Plus (EBSCO) Full text. An essential tool for readers’ advisory and collection development, this database brings together book reviews on a wide array of subjects, including art, biography, business, education, general interest, history, humanities, literature, music, and religion.
MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO) Full Text. Contains periodicals covering general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and more. Coverage dates back to 1975 and includes reference works, primary source documents, photos, maps, and images.
Article First (FirstSearch) Provides an index of journal articles taken from the table of contents of publications in business, humanities, medicine, popular culture, social sciences, science, and technology.
ECO (FirstSearch) Electronic Collection Online provides bibliographic information for articles from selected scholarly journals covering a broad range of subjects, with links to full text for subscribed content.
Electronic Journals Top
HSU Electronic Journals (Direct) Full Text. A search interface allowing the user to find full-text journal subscriptions available to the HSU community from any subscribed database. Search by journal title or by subject area.
Directory of Open Access Journals (Web) Full Text. DOAJ is a comprehensive directory of scientific and scholarly journals, many of which provide free access to full text articles. Covers research in the arts, sciences, literature, law, politics, economics, philosophy, and religion among other topics
Electronic Books Top
E-books on EBSCOhost (TexShare) Full text. (EBSCO) Full Text. Offers electronic versions of reference, professional and scholarly books (e-books) in a wide variety of subjects. Read the digitized texts page by page or search for specific content.
Web Sites Top
Google Scholar (Web) Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
updated 20140304