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Aiding Discoverability and Inspiring Critical Thought About Primary Literary Works

ProQuest understands that literature students need both comprehensive content and tools that facilitate effective searching and critical thinking. Our online literature resources include more than 350,000 primary works of prose, poetry and drama from the eighth century to present day. Tools include Quick Search to help novice users easily navigate, plus saved searches and the ability to export citations. Our integrated library of specialist journals, critical essays, major reference works, and student guides provides thought-provoking background that inspires research breakthroughs.


African American Biographical Database

In a single landmark collection, the African-American Biographical Database (AABD) brings together biographies, rare books, and historical information on thousands of African-Americans--many not found in any other reference source.


eLibrary®—the user-friendly general reference tool—delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed to support every range of user, including elementary students, college-prep and college-level researchers, and professional educators. Educators can even search for resources that correlate to state and national standards.

Historic Literary Criticism

Historic Literary Criticism is a collection of over 20,000 historical contemporary reviews, essays and commentary related to more than 500 influential authors from the 17th-early 20th century.

Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC)

Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC) is an unparalleled database that provides an exhaustive bibliography of over 1.2 million records for the 19th-century holdings of eight of the world's top research libraries. It covers virtually all printed materials published in the U.S. and the British Empire from 1801 to 1919.

Nineteenth-Century Fiction

The most extensive collection of its kind available in fully searchable, digital form, Nineteenth-Century Fiction not only represents the great achievements of Victorian fiction but also features the landmarks of Gothic, Jacobean, and other fiction of the Romantic period.

Philosophy Database

Philosophy Database is a full-text journal and dissertations database specifically designed for researchers of all aspects of the interdisciplinary field of Philosophy.

ProQuest® Learning: Literature

ProQuest® Learning: Literature provides more than 180,000 full-text works of poetry, prose, and drama from around the world. This unique resource also offers secondary sources such as author biographies and multimedia, as well as literary criticisms, essays, reviews, and interviews drawn from more than 100 full-text literary magazines and journals.

SIRS® Renaissance®

SIRS® Renaissance®—Current Perspectives on the Arts & Humanities—is a reference database that provides dynamic information on the following topics: architecture and design, culture, literature, multimedia, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion, and visual arts. Full-text articles are selected from more than 1,500 domestic and international publications. Many articles are accompanied by full-color images, including art reproductions, photographs, and illustrations.

The Women’s Wear Daily Archive

The Women’s Wear Daily Archive connects researchers with the history and business of twentieth-century fashion through the digitized archive of Women’s Wear Daily, the leading fashion-industry trade paper since 1910.

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We explore the splendor of Porgy and Bess, as well as depictions of race and gender in the long-beloved opera.

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Honoring International Women’s Day with a look at how far women have come, and where there is still need to #PressForProgress

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