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Arts and Literature Databases: Databases

Accessing the Databases

NEW: All STCC students, faculty, & staff are now automatically registered in the library system! 

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

USERNAME - Students can login with Student ID;  Faculty & Staff should login with library barcode.

PASSWORD - Last name in all CAPS

If you are unsuccessful logging in, see

Literature Resource Center by Gale

Gale Literature Resource Center

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

**View a helpful video on using Literature Resource Center.

Salem Literature

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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.

**View a helpful video on using Salem Literature.

Literary Reference Center by EBSCO

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center by EBSCO (NEW) is a full-text literary database covering all genres and timeframes including synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems.

**View a helpful video on using EBSCO Literary Reference Center.

Literary Reference eBook Collection

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The Literary Reference eBook Collection (NEW) offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of literary-related subjects. Selections include literary criticism, study guides, and classics such as Emma, Dracula, and Frankenstein