Answered By: Craig Anderson
Last Updated: Jan 07, 2019     Views: 513


Thanks for your question. The Nancy Thompson Library and Learning Commons provides access to a number of excellent databases for literature, literary criticism, and author biographies.

You may access these databases by taking the following steps:

  1. Go to the Library’s home page (

  2. Click Databases A-Z (inside the WorldCat Discovery box) to access the Databases page.

  3. Click the All Subjects button toward the top left corner of the screen, then scroll down and click Literature/Literary Criticism, which will lead you to a list of databases recommended for access to articles on literature and literary criticism.

  4. Click a database name to access and begin searching for articles. For instance, the following databases are listed as "Best Bets" and will enable you to access full-text scholarly articles:

I hope that this helps! For additional assistance, please contact a reference librarian:

  • Stop by the Reference Desk in the Nancy Thompson Library and Learning Commons during reference desk hours.
  • Call (908) 737-4629 during reference desk hours and ask to speak to a reference librarian.
  • Submit your question using a special E-mail form
  • TXT your question to (908) 287-7629 
  • Tweet your question to @keanlibrary

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