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Literature Research

Databases & Websites for Literary Research

Literary research requires knowing how to analyze a work of literature. Use the following reference sources for information on analyzing literature.

Research Databases


  • Academic Search Complete: Full-text articles from 6,500+ journal and magazine titles.
  • Bloom's Literature: Essays and criticism examining the lives of great authors and their works throughout history.
  • Credo Reference: Full-text reference books on a variety of topics including history, anthropology, geography, culture, population, and related disciplines.
  • Gale eBooks: Full-text of many literary reference works such as Poetry for Students, Novels for Students, and World Literature and Its Times.
  • Gale Literature: Biographies, summaries, and criticism of literary works and authors.
  • Gale Literature Criticism - Short Story Criticism: Presents full-text literary criticism on the works of short-story writers of all nations, cultures, and time periods.
  • Gale Literature Resource Center: Full-text journal articles, critical essays, work overviews and summaries, and author biographies from authoritative sources.
  • JSTORIncludes full-text back issues of selected peer-reviewed journals in such areas as history, statistics, sociology, literature, and economics.
  • Project MUSE: Full-text journals in a variety of academic disciplines.



All research databases, organized by subject/topic

Off-Campus Library Database Access

For off-campus access to the library databases, you will need to enter either your 14-digit library barcode from the back of your LSC student ID card or sign in with your MyLoneStar email address and password.

Don't have a 14-digit library barcode? Request one online. Your library barcode will be emailed to your LSC email address within 48 hours. 
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