Gale Literary Sources brings together Gale's premier literary databases for researchers, faculty, and students alike in an integrated research experience. To search, discover, and analyse this rich literary content, simply find Gale Literary Sources on the A-Z Databases page (under G). The Gale Literary Sources database allows cross searching across all included titles. Alternatively, to individually search one of the titles simply click the What's Inside tab or follow the links below.
Included in Gale Literary Sources are the following titles:
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online
A collection of 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, including many Australian writers.
Literature Criticism Online
Literature Criticism Online includes centuries of scholarly and popular literary commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals. Periodicals include Children's Literature Review (0362-4145), Poetry Criticism (1052-4851), Shakespearean Criticism (0883-9123), Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (0276-8178), and many more.
Literature Resource Center
A comprehensive online literary site, Literature Resource Center addresses all facets of literary study in one highly searchable interface. It includes 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.
LitFinder provides access to literary works from authors throughout history and includes more than 135,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, full-text essays, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials including over 18,000 contextual work explanations of poems and novels, and over 2,750 biographies, as well as photographs and illustrations.
Something About the Author Online
Something About the Author Online provides first-time comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in the long-standing Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people.