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Arts and Literature Databases: Databases

Accessing the Databases

When accessing the databases from home or off campus, you will be prompted to sign in.

When prompted to sign in:

Library Card # - the barcode number on the back of your RamCard

Password - hold the SHIFT key and enter your last name

If you have trouble signing in, you may need to register your RamCard at the STCC Library's Circulation Desk.

Literature Resource Center BETA

A comprehensive resource dedicated to Literary Criticism, biographical information, and more than 850,000 articles about authors and their works.


A guide to "What to Read Next", that allows you to search for titles based on level, subject, title or author. Includes descriptions of authors and their works.


Salem Literature

Critical Insights - A series that distills the best of both classic and current literary criticism of the world’s most-studied literature. Each volume in the series focuses on an individual author’s entire body of work or on a single work of literature.
Critical Surveys - A series that offer extensive profiles of the major writers within a particular genre as well as sections devoted to elements such as genre overviews, award winners, and time lines.
Masterplots 4th Edition - Analyzes the most important works in all genres.


Unlock information in primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies. Search across centuries to be able to see the broader continuum of the story you choose to tell. Gale Artemis: Literary Sources provides workflow tools and features that are brand new to your Gale Literature Collections – term clusters, search assist functionality, mobile compatibility, interface translation, along with an easier and more dynamic search.

JSTOR Language & Literature

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Coverage of literature and language topics from their historical origins to contemporary usage and education.