Use these sources to find information on specific works of literature - and in some cases the actual online texts. For broader sources which also contain older literary texts, see the Primary Sources tab.
Literature Online (LION) [ProQuest]This link opens in a new windowFully searchable library of 350,000+ works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies, criticism and reference sources.
Columbia Granger's World of PoetryThis link opens in a new windowIndex to 450,000 poems; 250,000 full text. With commentaries; biographies; a glossary; foreign language poetry; translations; and audio recordings.
Short Story Index [EBSCO] 1984+This link opens in a new windowLists short stories published in magazines, journals, and books; search by author, title or subject.
Women Writers OnlineThis link opens in a new windowFull text of women's writing in English from the 16th through 19th centuries. With coverage of drama, fiction and non-fiction, and verse, provides an unparalleled view of women’s literate culture in the early modern period.
Play Index [EBSCO] 1949+This link opens in a new windowLists plays written from Antiquity to the present; includes plays published separately and in collections, with full publication details.
Twentieth Century DramaThis link opens in a new windowFull text plays by dramatists such as Amiri Baraka, Noel Coward, Susan Glaspell, Langston Hughes, David Mamet, Eugene O'Neil, Harold Pinter, Bernard Shaw, Neil Simon, Gertrude Stein, Tom Stoppard, Derek Walcott, August Wilson & others.