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Print and Online Resources
The sources below are useful for getting started on the research process. Many more print sources are available at Copley Library. Links are either to a book record in the library catalog or to an online reference source. Print sources include call number (e.g. PN1625 .P38 2005). Note: books marked CL Reference are avaiable for use in library only.
Literature Resource Center This link opens in a new window
Provides online access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Published by Gale Research.
African American Experience This link opens in a new window
A research tool for African American history and culture from one of the most respected publishers in the field. Primary goals: to provide rock-solid information from authorities in the field, and to allow African Americans to speak for themselves.
American Indian Experience This link opens in a new window
Offers access to an online library, featuring more than 150 volumes of scholarship and reference content, hundreds of primary documents, and thousands of images from Pre-contact to the present day.
'Great Books Online'. Offers a selection of reference works including the Columbia Encyclopedia (2000), Roget's Thesaurus, and Bullfinch's Mythology.
Cambridge Companions This link opens in a new window
Addressing topics and figures such as Gothic Fiction and Arabic Philosophy, and WB Yeats, the collection has over 2,200 downloadable essays from 237 Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics (144 vol.) and Philosophy, Religion and Culture (93 vol.).
Credo Reference This link opens in a new window
A digital library containing high-quality reference books from the world's leading publishers. Offers access to millions of entries and contains all types of reference books including dictionaries and encyclopedias, covering science to Shakespeare.
Latino American Experience This link opens in a new window
The first-ever full-text database focusing on the history and culture of Latinos living in the United States. Content spans from the pre-Columbian Indigenous civilizations of the Americas, through the Spanish and Mexican settlement, to the present day.