Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Resource Spotlight: Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center is a great source for literary criticism, reviews, background information on individual authors and literary movements, and much more! There are over 140,000 biographies of authors taken from noted reference sources, 750,000 articles from literary and academic journals, and more than 5,000 interviews with contemporary writers. Literature Resource Center has the depth of information you need to achieve a fuller understanding of the literary world and where individual works and authors are located within it.

The Literature Resource Center has recently been updated with a sleek new look and helpful new features. With the click of a button you can generate citations for individual articles according to MLA or APA format. Articles can be translated from English to Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Japanese or Korean. You can even listen to an MP3 version of articles with the built-in audio player.

Literature Resource Center is available from any library computer, and from outside the library with your library card number. For a guided tour of this database and many of its features, take a look at these short videos:

Literature Resource Center: Searching for Specific Authors or Works

Literature Resource Center Basic Search Guided Tour
Literature Resource Center Advanced Search Guided Tour
Literature Resource Center Article Options Guided Tour

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