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Compostion, Language, and Literature Resources

Critcisms, journals, ebooks, and reference materials to support your composition and literature classes
Specialty Resources
Digitalia Hispanica
Gale Cengage Learning
Alexander Street
Credo Reference
Digitalia Hispanica
Ebook Central (ebrary)
Emerald Publishing
Infobase Learning
Oxford Univeristy Press
Skillsoft Books
Alexander Street
Credo Reference
Infobase Learning
NBC Learn
Skillsoft Books
Emerald Publishing
Composition, Language, and Literature Resources
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Core Packages to support general education requirements

Gale Core Packages

LIRN has four choices available from Gale Cengage for your library collection, along with optional sets of add-on subject bundles to customize your subscription to your institution’s specific needs.

ProQuest Core Package

LIRN's ProQuest Core Package features resources from ProQuest Central and provides a rich set of resources for your library collection, along with optional sets of add-on subject bundles to customize your subscription to your institution’s specific needs.

Supplimental resources to support this field of study


APA Style CENTRAL combines sophisticated learning and teaching tools, writing and content processing technology, and full integration of APA's best-selling Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association®.

Alexander Street Literature Package

Alexander Street Literature brings together the hundreds of thousands of pages of poetry, short stories, novels, and non-fiction in eight Alexander Street individual literature collections, cross-searchable through a new interface.

Australasian Literature Online

Australasian Literature Online optimizes the study of literature by uniting nearly a century of literary works into one online resource. With a strong focus on Indigenous Australians, Maori, Pacific Islanders, and female voices, the collection delivers more than 120,000 pages of poetry and fiction that capture the vibrancy of Australasia.

Black Short Fiction and Folklore

Black Short Fiction and Folklore brings together 82,000 pages and more than 11,000 works of short fiction produced by writers from Africa and the African Diaspora from the earliest times to the present. The materials have been compiled from early literary magazines, archives, and the personal collections of the authors.

Black Women Writers

Black Women Writers presents 100,000 pages of literature and essays on feminist issues, written by authors from Africa and the African diaspora. The collection presents the woman’s perspective on the diversity and development of black people generally, and in particular the works document the evolution of black feminism.

Caribbean Literature

More than a million and a half Africans, along with many Indians and South Asians, were brought to the Caribbean between the 15th and 19th centuries. Today, their descendants are active in literature and the arts, producing literature with strong and direct ties to traditional African expressions.

Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period

Comprising more than eighty volumes of poetry by Irish women writing between 1768 and 1842, the collection enables researchers to delve more deeply than ever into this significant, but largely underappreciated, body of work.

Latin American Women Writers

Latin America is immense not only in its size—twice the area of Europe, and stretching from the Rio Grande in Texas to Cape Horn in Patagonia—but in its range of cultural and literary expression. What we call

Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama, and Fiction

Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama, and Fiction includes more than 100,000 pages of poetry, short fiction, novels, and more than 450 plays. Besides serving as a rich resource for literature scholars, the collection also supports the study of American history, ethnic diversity, immigrations issues, and political history.

Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period

This electronic collection of over 60 volumes of lyric poetry by Scottish women, written between 1789 and 1832, endeavors to fill a gap in our knowledge of and access to this large and comprehensive body of work.

South and Southeast Asian Literature

South and Southeast Asian Literature showcases the literary imagination and linguistic inventiveness of Asian writers as they negotiate their varied cultural identities. Searchable together are thousands of pages of English-language fiction, short fiction, and poems written from the end of the colonial era to the present.

Twentieth Century Advice Literature

Twentieth Century Advice Literature brings together more than 150,000 pages of rare material to provide a reflection on historical American attitudes towards race, citizenship, education, work, sex, gender roles, life cycles, family, and religion.

InfoLit Modules

The InfoLit Modules provide high quality, ACRL-aligned instructional materials to help librarians deepen the quality of student instruction on research strategies and techniques.

Literature Essentials Collection (addon to CORS)

Themes: American Literature, British Literature, Literary Greats, Poetry, Fiction, Science Fiction, Film Adaptations, War Literature, Novel, History of the Book, Shakespeare, Short Story, Drama, Romantic Literature, Literary Studies

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

LIRN's subscription to Gale Virtual Reference Library delivers more than 2,800 eBooks from industry-leading publishers for every discipline.

Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center offers up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.


Covering Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, ESL for Spanish Speakers, ESL for Mandarin Speakers, Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Korean, language learners get more out of the language they study: fluency through immersion, more appreciation of a people and their culture, and more ways to engage with the language.

Scribners Writers Series

The new Scribner Writers Online provides your users with immediate access to esteemed Scribner literature content, including: American Writers Collection, British Writers Collection, European Writers Collection, and the World and Genre Writers Collection.

Twayne's Authors Online

Twayne’s Authors Online includes approximately 600 entries combined from: U.S. Authors Series — Classic, World Authors Series — Classic, English Authors Series — Classic, plus, 300 newly digitized works from: The Masterworks Series, Short Fiction Series, U.S. Authors, World Authors. and British Authors Updated Editions.

Bloom's Literature Online

Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.

English & Language Arts

With more than 1,300 films, this collection covers the vast expanse of topics found in the English curriculum: Overviews of literary movements. Evolution of the English language. Productions of major plays. Documentaries on the world’s most prominent writers. Instructional titles on the fundamentals of language.

World Languages

This collection features language instruction titles for Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish as well as hundreds of supplemental titles on the culture, history, literature, and art of the countries where those languages are spoken. Many presented in the native tongue, often with English subtitles.

NBC Learn Higher Ed

NBC Learn is a rich, dynamic, and innovative resource that provides thousands of historic news reports, current events stories, original content, primary source documents, and other digital media specifically designed to help teach and engage students of all levels and abilities.

Ebook Central: Academic Complete

With over 134,000 scholarly titles, 1000s of RCL titles, and over 600 titles on the CHOICE Ourstanding Academic Title list, Academic Complete provides students with an instant, multidis ciplinary library of eBooks from authoritative publishers.

Literature Online (LION)

Integrating authoritative and accurate primary works with intelligent, highly regarded criticism and reference creates an essential resource for all aspects of literary studies. The full text of more than 350,000 works of poetry, drama, and prose stretching back to the eighth century and through to the present day.

ProQuest Research Companion

ProQuest Research Companion is ProQuest’s flagship information literacy product. It was built to help students do more effective scholarly research and to support educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.


With an improved user experience, full-text management and collaboration features, RefWorks gives students and faculty a tool that enables a more efficient and reliable process for producing research papers.

Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words — past and present — from across the English-speaking world.

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