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Literary Reference Center FAQ

What is Literary Reference Center?

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The Literary Reference Center is comprehensive, full-text database that provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes—to give students, professors, and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

Combining information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals, and original content from EBSCO, Literary Reference Center features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries and work overviews, full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books and monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines and journals, book reviews from the most prestigious publications, poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, and much more.

In addition, Literary Reference Center includes Merriam Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature, Beacham’s Research Guide to Biography and Criticism (six volumes), The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, and all of MagillOnLiterature Plus.

How do I Access Literary Reference Center?

Go to the Logan Library's Literary Reference Center subscription.

Who Should Use Literary Reference Center?

What Content Does Literary Reference Center Cover?

Can I Use Literary Reference Center from Home?

Yes. You will need your Library Card number and Pin number to login to Literary Reference Center from home.

How Can I Get More Help with Literary Reference Center?

Click the Help link in the upper right corner of the database, or Ask a Librarian.

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