:: Literature Resource Center

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This database includes critical essays on contemporary authors, lives and careers of authors of all eras and genres, biographies and bibliographies on tens of thousands of contemporary authors. Also includes information about classic authors and literary classics.

In addition to the main database, there is also:
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Access Options:

This database can be accessed from any of Thrall Library's public Internet or research computers.

Concerning access outside the library:

Members of Middletown Thrall Library may log in to this service using their library barcode.

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Tips & Special Features:

This database starts off in an Author search mode. Other search modes include:

The Advanced search mode allows you to search more specifically and by more than one category of information. For example, you can search by part of an author's name (if you do not know her or his complete name), search by a critic's name, search by title, or search for words in the individual articles.

While in the "Advanced" mode you can also limit your search results by "Document Types" (such as essays, definitions, interviews, or websites) and by "Database" (such as Contemporary Authors, Full-Text Journals, or the Dictionary of Literary Biography).
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