Literature Resource Centre

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The Literature Resource Center is a complete literature reference database designed for both the undergraduate and graduate student. Find biographical, bibliographical, and critical content on literary figures from all time periods.

Includes three hallmark author databases:

  • Contemporary Authors Online, offering biographical coverage of more than 130,000 writers;
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, featuring entries on all authors appearing in CLC since vol. 95 of the print series and complete profiles of 266 most studied authors from editions prior to vol. 95; and
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Online, containing more than 13,000 biocritical essays on authors and their works written by academic scholars.


Includes full text journals as well as reference materials.

Searchable simultaneously with the MLA International Bibliography. See the information page on Artemis Literary Sources for more information on searching and limiting.


A mobile app for all Gale databases is available.

Citations in MLA style are provided at the bottom of each document.

Contemporary Literary Criticism is covered only since vol. 95.
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Stable URL: 

A stable url (or persistent link) is a link that connects a user to a particular item in a database or on the web.

At the bottom of a full record, find a link that says, "Document URL". This will link you back to this item.

To ensure off-campus access, be sure the proxy address is included. You should see "" embedded in the url.

If not, add the proxy prefix to the front of the url:

It would then look like: