Literature & Writing

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20th Century American and English Poetry Collections are comprehensive collection of copyrighted twentieth-century poetry. This database covers more than 316 of the most important and studied American poets and over 280 English poets. This is a TexShare database. Ask a librarian for login information.

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Book Connections provides resources for providing a more detailed and engaging connection to both Children's books and Teen booksThis is a TexShare database. Ask a librarian for login information.

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Book Review Digest Plus is an essential library tool that provides access to more than 900,000 citable book reviews on a wide range of topics, including extensive coverage of books for children and teens. Reviews are pulled from a variety of sources, including newspapers, review journals and popular magazines, with coverage dating back to 1981. This is a TexShare database. Ask a librarian for login information.

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Creative Thinking is led by “creativity expert” Michael Michalko, who shares creative exercises, thought experiments, and explanations of the workings of your brain.

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The Essay and General Literature Index Cites records in collections of essays and works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada dating back to 1985 and spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences. This is a TexShare database. Ask a librarian for login information.

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The Humanities Full-text Includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama and poetry in all fields of the humanities from art, classical studies, and film to journalism and more. This is a TexShare database. Ask a librarian for login information.

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Language is a Virus is useful for following a multitude of writing prompts, exercises, text generators, and more. The site also features writing techniques and experiments from various vant-garde creatives and writing movements.

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The Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It gives students, professors and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs. This is a TexShare database. Ask a librarian for login information.

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The Play Index covers over 31,000 classic and historical plays dating from 1949, including one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from famous playwrights. This is a TexShare database. Ask a librarian for login information.

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The Short Story Index contains information on short stories by author or genre, and provides detailed indexing for more than 117,000 stories from more than 4,200 collections and anthologies. This is a TexShare database. Ask a librarian for login information.

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Teaching Books is a great resource for teachers, parents, and other educators to collect and use materials that aid in teaching children and teens about different titles in literature, including diverse and engaging titles. This is a TexShare database. Ask a librarian for login information.