Literature Databases at WPL

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database   [Available remotely]
Up-to-date access to the children's literature reviews including award winners. Advanced search functions help the user find appropriate children's literature.

Infotrac Magazine Articles   [Available remotely]
Index to general interest magazines, reference books, maps, historical images, and newspaper articles. The full-text of many of the periodical articles is available online and may be printed out or emailed to another location. Library and remote access (with valid Wilmette/Kenilworth library card number).

Literary Sources (Gale)   [Available remotely]
This site searches for full text articles included in Literature Resource Center, LitFinder,Scribner Writers, Twaynes Authors, Contemporary, 19th Cent and 20 Cent Lit Crit,Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Childrens Literature Review, Something About The Author, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Classical & Medieval Lit Crit,Lit Crit from 1400-1800, and Shakespearean Lit Crit

Literature Resource Center   [Available remotely]
Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements. Content covering all genres and disciplines, all time periods and all parts of the world. Library and remote access ( for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents with library card number).

New York Times Historical (1851-2003)   [Available remotely]
Offers full page and article images with searchable full text for 1851-2003. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. Library and remote access (with valid Wilmette/Kenilworth library card number).

Novelist Plus   [Available remotely]
Provides a way to explore fiction and nonfiction books online. Search for books by author, title, main character, or genre type. See what authors write in a style similar to one you've already read. Library and remote access (with valid Wilmette/Kenilworth library card number).

Readers Guide to Periodical Literature 1890-1982   [Available remotely]
Readers' Guide Retrospective is a database containing comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. Current coverage for this database includes the years 1890 through 1982.

Salem Press Encyclopedias   [Available remotely]
Encyclopedias covering literature, history, science, and health.


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