Databases for articles

Bloom's Literature provides biographical information on authors, most studied works of literature, a Character index, featured videos, a Shakespeare Center, strategies for writing essays, resources on literary themes, poems, timelines, and well over 5,000 images.

Literary Encyclopedia is an authoritative and refereed work focused on literary and cultural history covering all of world literature.
Included are author biographies, scholarly descriptions of texts and critical essays.

Full-text content covering all aspects of the humanities including articles and critical reviews of literature, information on authors, literary movements, and genres.

Databases for background inforation

Credo provides access to dozens of authoritative reference books in ebook format related to literature and language. Credo is an excellent source for background and biographical information, as well as information about literary theory, genres, and movements.

Gale eBooks provides access to dozens of specialized encyclopedias on subjects in the social sciences and humanities, including literature, history, religion, philosophy, and popular culture.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center provides information on thousands of poets and short story authors and their works across literary themes, forms, techniques, and movements; includes biographies, critical analyses, contextual essays, and explications of important works. It is useful for background information, but much of the content is not considered scholarly.