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ABC-CLIO eBook Collection
The easy to use ABC-CLIO eBook collection includes ebooks about Rudolfo Anaya, Ralph Ellison, W. Shakespeare, Alice Walker, James Welch, and others.
Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. This scholarly collection offers unmatched full text coverage of information in many areas of academic study.
Ambrose Digital Video
Ambrose Digital Video provides access to ancient historical topics and BBC Shakespeare plays. Easy to use streaming video segments can be viewed on or off campus.
Bloom's Literature
Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections Online--Poetry
Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections Online provides access to two collections of poetry.  The Twentieth-Century American Poetry collection includes 50,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets with biographical content.  The Twentieth-Century English Poetry collection more than 600 volumes of poetry by 283 poets from 1900 to the end of the twentieth century, also offering biographical information on the poets.
Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography
Contemporary Authors provides complete biographical and bibliographical information on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors. Contemporary Literary Criticism--Select collects more than 35,000 critical essays on contemporary authors, with biographical, critical, principal works, and further study information. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides nearly 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
ebrary
The ebrary collection consists of 18,000 electronic books on many subjects. Easy to install software is required to take advantage of the ability to insert notes, highlight passages and bookmark, among other personalizing features.
EBSCO eBook Collection
The EBSCO eBook Collection offers users instant access to ebooks on many subjects including Computer Science, Nursing, Literature, and History.
Films on Demand
From anthropology to world languages and many subjects in between, Films on Demand makes video content available in an easy to use database. Films from ABC News, NBC News, NOVA, Ken Burns, BBC, Scientific American Frontiers, Modern Marvels, and many other sources are part of the thousands available in this database.
Gale Artemis : Literary Sources unites content from Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, Scribner Writers Online, Twayne's Authors Online, and LitFinder.  The site is fast and intuitive, bringing together biography, criticism, reviews, interviews, and primary texts within a single database.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library delivers a wealth of eBook reference content in a database format, allowing libraries to choose exactly which titles to make available to their patrons. Temple College has access to the following multivolume collections: Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, and Short Stories for Students.
JSTOR
JSTOR offers a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.
Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center™ is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. 
Literature Criticism Online--Short Story and Poetry Criticism
Literature Criticism Online articles are delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. Currently, Temple College has access to Gale's Short Story Criticism and Poetry Criticism through this database. More sets of literary criticism may be added in the future.
Literature Resource Center
Access biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline. Scribner Writer's Series includes 15-20 page signed essays on more than 1,600 authors and literary genres drawn from 13 acclaimed Scribner print series. Twayne World, US, and English Authors each contains the full text of 200 frequently used Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, US, or English authors, for a total of 600 full-text titles.
MLA International Bibliography
MLA International Bibliography contains nearly 11,000 subject names and terms. Subjects consist of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing. Listings on rhetoric and composition and the history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature are also included. In addition to the bibliography, the database includes the MLA Directory of Periodicals; the MLA's proprietary thesaurus used to assign descriptors to each record in the bibliography; and a proprietary, searchable directory of noted authors' names, with links to brief descriptive notes.
Proquest Learning: Literature
A comprehensive resource including 3,000+ author biographies; 40 searchable full-text literature journals; full-text literary works; and other key criticism and reference sources.
Salem Literature
Salem Literature is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets.
Student Resource Center In Context
Student Resource Center In Context provides holistic topic perspectives by integrating a multitude of content. This resource removes the risk of the open Web while delivering an authoritative multimedia selection of content — primary sources, overviews, videos, interactives and much more.
The acclaimed Twayne's Authors Series of literary criticism offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and to the development of literary genres.


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