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JSTOR Off-Campus Authentication

JSTOR harbors the complete digital archives of core scholarly journals starting with the
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first issue of each, with some databases dating back to the 1800s. New titles and fields are being added regularly. Journals within the following disciplines are available in JSTOR: African American Studies, African Studies, American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Aquatic Sciences, Archaeology, Architecture & Architectural History, Art & Art History, Asian Studies, Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Botany & Plant Sciences, British Studies, Business, Classical Studies, Development Studies, Developmental & Cell Biology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Economics, Education, Feminist & Women's Studies, Film Studies, Finance, Folklore, General Science, Geography, Health Policy, Health Sciences, History, History of Science, Irish Studies, Jewish Studies, Language & Literature, Latin American Studies, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Management & Organizational Behavior, Marketing & Advertising, Mathematics, Middle East Studies, Music, Paleontology, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Psychology, Public Policy & Administration, Slavic Studies, Sociology, and Statistics.
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Drama for Students SeriesOff-Campus Authentication

Covers most frequently studies in literature classes. Each entry includes an introduction
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that provides an overview of the play; a brief biography of the playwright; a plot summary; a discussion of the play's principal themes; understandable essays on the play's construction; excerpted critical commentary; and much more
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Academic Search Off-Campus Authentication

Academic Search is a "comprehensive scholarly, full-text multi-disciplinary database,
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with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc."
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Literature Resource Center Off-Campus Authentication

The LRC offers biographical entries on more than 135,000 authors, from Contemporary Authors,
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Contemporary Authors New Revisions, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism and other Gale sources, providing detailed biographical, bibliographical and contextual information about authors' lives and works.

The Literature Resource Center also includes selected full-text, excerpted, and commissioned critical material from Gale's respected Literature Criticism and For Students Series. The titles in these series include: Children's Literature Review, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Drama Criticism, Drama for Students, Literature from 1400 to 1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Literature of Developing Nations for Students, Literature and Its Times, Novels for Students, Poetry Criticism, Poetry for Students, Shakespearean Criticism, Shakespeare for Students, Short Story Criticism, Short Stories for Students, and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. In addition, users can access current, full-text critical essays on major authors via the Literature Resource Center's link to more than 390 prominent literary journals.

Author coverage in the Literature Resource Center is further enhanced by a strategic partnership with Merriam-Webster, Inc. Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, featuring more than 10,000 descriptive entries on literary figures, works, and terms, is included in the basic subscription to the Literature Resource Center.

Other features in the Literature Resource Center include over 11,000 explications and overviews of prominent literary works; links to 5,000 websites focusing on major authors and their works; over 6,700 timeline events to help place literature in its historical and social context, 2,800 author portraits; a guide to writing a Modern Language Association-style research paper; access to theLiterary Index, an online database that indexes the content of all of Thomson Gale's literature products; and more."
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