Tech Tool of the Month

Literary Reference Center Plus

Literary Reference Center™ Plus is a valuable online research tool that you can access in the library or at home from the library website. This full-text database provides a broad spectrum of research information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Literary Reference Center Plus contains the following content and more:

  • Plot summaries, synopses and work overviews
  • Articles/essays of literary criticism
  • Author biographies
  • Literary journals — including AGNI, Black Warrior Review, Five Points, Kenyon Review, River Teeth, Subtropics and Witness — featuring thousands of essays, fiction and poetry
  • Reference booksEBSCO Literary Ref Cntr
  • Book reviews
  • Classic and contemporary poems
  • Classic and contemporary short stories
  • Author interviews
  • Classic novels
  • Critical essays about popular young adult novels
  • Critical Insights volumes

Users can search the database by keyword, author or title or browse content alphabetically by most-studied authors, most-studied works and full-text classics. The database also includes:

  • Interactive study guides
  • Reference tools including a dictionary, encyclopedia of literature, literary glossary and research guide
  • Text-to-Speech for HTML articles to help struggling readers and those learning English
  • Personal folders for saving and sharing of content
  • Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards