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Literature Databases: Literature Resources

Find literature criticism, author information, reviews and more.

Literary Criticism

These databases provide criticism on authors' works from the classical through contemporary eras.

Credo Reference

Credo provides searchable access to ebooks offering literature criticism and analysis.  Author biographies and other information is available as well.

Gale Group

Gale resources have long been the standard for literature criticism. These databases provide full text access to scholarly criticism on just about any author's works:

  • LitFinder
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • Literature Resource Center
  • Literature Criticism Online
  • Scribner Writers Series
  • The Twayne Authors Series

ABC-Clio eBooks

ABC-Clio eBooks provides excellent criticism resources on current popular authors like Stephen King, VC Andrews, Alice Walker... And it provides outstanding explanatory resources on the most-studied authors and their most popular works.


Search all the EBSCOhost literature databases at once to find information on the most studied authors and their works.

Gale Literary Sources

With Gale Literary Sources, you can search all these EBRPL literature databases at once, from one search box: Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, LitFinder, Scribner Writers, and Twayne’s Authors.

Gale Literary Sources offers speed, convenience, and enhanced search features. Take a look and be a step ahead for next semester!


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