Thursday, March 17, 2011

Literature Resource Center @ the Library

Whether you are just curious or have an assignment concerning authors and their works, the Ridgefield Library has a resource for you. Literature Resource Center is the world's most current, comprehensive and reliable source for online literature research. It is rich in critical, biographical and contextual materials supporting interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy and the development of critical thinking skills. Users will find the information they need on authors and their works from all time periods and from around the world.
While particularly useful for high school students and undergraduates, its convenience, ease of use and credible resources will be appreciated by graduate students and faculty as well as the general reader or book discussion leader.

Included in its content are biographical entries, criticism and overviews of frequently studied works from compilations like Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism and Children’s Literature Review. One will also find many full-text poems, interviews and lists of authors and works sharing characteristics such as genre, setting, time period and themes.

LRC offers the ability to print, email or download articles, and citation tools are easily available. It can be found on the Library’s website on the Literature section of the Research & Reference pages.

Contributed by Reference Services Head Victoria Carlquist

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