Friday, October 16, 2009

TRIAL: Literary Reference Center (LRC) and MLA

We have a trial of Literary Reference Center (LRC) and MLA databases until 31st December 2009.

To access this trial go to and login with the trial username and password.

This link allows you to access both the special LRC interface and the standard EBSCOhost interface. MLA can be cross searched using both interfaces.

Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 31,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, more than 159,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), 450 literary journals, more than 632,000 book reviews, more than 69,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 18,000 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 5,600 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.

You can
view a brief tutorial prior to evaluating the Literary Reference Center. After using the LRC please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments.

1 comment:

Andy Sawyer said...

I've made some comparative searches and while there are gaps on both LRC generally comes across with a larger number of hits when looking for material about individuals and better full-text results. Lion seems to index some things I couldn't find in LRC, such as Foundation and New York Review of Science Fiction and is more flattering to me in terms of number of hits . . .