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- AntiStudy - Database of free book notes for over 1,600 novels, plays, and poems.
- Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes - Made available electronically by Bartleby.com: Great Books Online, the introduction states that "the Cambridge History of English and American Literature is considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published on writings in the English language. Compiled over fourteen years, from 1907 to 1921, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing. The set encompasses a wide selection of writing on orators, humorists, poets, newspaper columnists, religious leaders, economists, Native Americans, song writers, and even non-English writing, such as Yiddish and Creole."
- Classic Reader - Read, search, and annotate great works of literature by authors such as Dickens, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, and many others.
- CliffNotes - Contains literature notes, course guides, test preps, and other tools and resources.
- Contemporary Authors
- Contemporary Literary Criticism
- Dictionary of Literary Biography
- Gale Literary Databases - Find biographical information on authors and criticism of literary works in fulltext.
- Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism Online - Fulltext database containing literary essays on individual critics and theorists, critical and theoretical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historic periods.
- Scribner Writers Series - Database of 1,600 fully searchable bio-critical essays about five pages long. Authors from 37 nationalities and ancient to modern times are covered.