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  • Literary Criticism Online
    Literature Criticism Online brings together up to 10 acclaimed multidisciplinary series representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres. Multiple search options are combined with an engaging format that matches the look and feel of the print originals. GSU Library subscribes to the following criticism: Contemporary Literary Criticism , Nineteen-Century Literature Criticism and Twentieth-Literary Criticism.
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  • MLA International Bibliography
    MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO) Indexes language and literary journals.

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New databases at GSU!


Check out these new databases from Alexander Street Press:

Black Thought and Culture

"Black Thought and Culture provides approximately 100,000 pages of monographs, essays, articles, speeches, and interviews written by leaders within the black community from the earliest times to the present. The collection is intended for research in black studies, political science, American history, music, literature, and art.  The collection begins with the works of Frederick Douglass and is targeted to include the works of W.E.B. Du Bois, Carter G. Woodson, Alain Locke, Mary McLeod Bethune, Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Bunche, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Angela Davis,Thurgood Marshall, James Baldwin, Jesse Jackson, Ida B. Wells, Bobby Seale, Cornel West, Michael Eric Dysonand many others. When complete, the collection will include the first-ever complete full run of the Black Panther newspaper." -- from database

Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000

"Women and Social Movements in the United States is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, this collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding about U.S. history generally at the same time that it makes the insights of women's history accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools. The collection currently includes 105 document projects and archives and more 53,000 pages of additional full-text documents, written altogether by about 2,200 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools. Those subscribing to the Scholar's Edition can access the online version of Notable American Women or the database on Commissions on the Status of Women." -- from database


Browse the stacks

If you enjoy browsing to find a book to read, look in the GSU Library's Main Stacks or Reference section under these Library of Congress classification letters:

PA: Greek and Latin languages and literature
PE: English language
PJ: Oriental languages and literature
PK: Indo-Iranian languages and literature
PL: Languages and literature of Eastern Asia, Africa and Oceania
PN: General literature
PQ: French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese literature
PR: English literature
PS: American literature
PT: German literature

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