Whether you are a student researching a literature term paper or an instructor planning a literature course, a great place to start is the Library’s new resource ProQuest One Literature, providing online access to 3 million literature citations from thousands of journals, monographs, dissertations, and over 500,000 complete and unabridged primary works including fiction, verse, and drama — virtually the entire literary output of authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, for instance, and works as varied as medieval poetry and graphic novels. Multimedia resources include theatrical performances and author readings, introducing students to new interpretations that challenge assumptions.
ProQuest One Literature was developed in collaboration with faculty, scholars, and librarians as a comprehensive and inclusive tool for scholars who need an exhaustive and diverse set of scholarly resources to illuminate a given literary topic.
Author biographies are accompanied by online access to the latest criticism. Bios cover not only the iconic figures — Jane Austen, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison — but present-day literary artists like Jacqueline Woodson, award-winning African American lesbian author of novels for young readers.
Authors famous and unsung are cross-referenced with literary periods and movements, adding context to research. A curated list of “Literary Collections” includes relatively unexplored areas of literary history. Black Short Fiction and Folklore, for example, contains the text of “11,000 works of short fiction produced by writers from Africa and the African Diaspora from the earliest times to the present”, unifying “traditions ranging from early African oral traditions to today’s hip-hop.”