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Databases (Find Articles and Reports)

Academic Search Elite For current UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

Includes full text articles from journals such as English Literary Renaissance, Studies in Literary Imagination, etc.

Gale Biography in Context For current UWest patrons only.

Get biographical information about prominent authors and critics. Includes the latest full text newspaper, journal articles, pictures, and multimedia files.

JSTOR Select items at the resource for UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

Contains articles from journals such as College English, College Composition and Communication, and American Literature. Non-UWest users can access certain articles in the Register and Read program.

LitFinder For current UWest patrons only.

Over 140,000 full-text poems, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays, 1,700 full-text plays, and 2,400 full-text speeches.

Literature Resource Center For current UWest patrons only.

Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Combining Gale Group's core literary databases in a single online service, the Literature Resource Center covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors. Includes access to the Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature and the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.

ProQuest Research Library For current UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

Indexes more than 2,500 magazine and journals on art, business, humanities, health, social sciences, and sciences. Interfaces available for many languages. Includes Research Library, ProQuest Religion, ProQuest Psychology Journals, and Dissertation/Thesis Abstracts.

Reference (Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Bibliographies)

Encyclopedia Britannica (Academic Edition) For current UWest patrons only.

Contains full-text articles from Encyclopedia Britannica.