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EBSCO Search: English

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Searches Academic Search Complete, MLA International Bibliography, and Book Index with Reviews.

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MLA International Bibliography

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A large index which covers topics in literature, theory & criticism, language, linguistics, folklore and drama. Includes over 4,000 journals and links to some full-text.

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Book Index with Reviews

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A large database of numerous reviews on books, movies, and music.

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Oxford English Dictionary

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An online version of the famous historical dictionary that traces the development of a word over time using evidence such as books, periodicals, and films. 

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CQ Researcher

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The Congressional Quarterly Researcher provides in-depth reports on controversial subjects such as gun control, health care, and obesity.  The reports include a Pro/Con view, chronology of events, current situation awareness, and lists further resources.  An excellent resource for a position paper.

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Literature Criticism Online

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This portal offers access to the entire contents of Contemporary Literary Criticism, an important reference series that includes biographies, criticism, and in-depth annotations of current authors and authors who have died after December 31, 1959.

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NoveList Plus: Popular Literature

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A database of popular reading material; includes lists of award winners, author read-alikes, and book discussion guides.

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MLA Directory of Periodicals

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A database of over 2.3 million citations covering literature, language, and linguistics. Citations are produced by the Modern Language Association and go back to the 1920s. 

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Points of View Reference Center

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A high school level database that provides overviews, news articles, magazine articles, transcripts, and images on a variety of topics of current debate.

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Academic Search Complete

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A collection of journals covering all academic disciplines, with full text provided for over 4,600 titles.

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Google Scholar

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A public search engine specially designed to find academic research.

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ebrary: Electronic Books

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Online access to a variety of academic and popular books. 

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