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Key Facts

  • Coverage Dates: Periodicals: 1981-present; Multimedia: historical to present
  • Sources Covered: 100+ full-text literary journals, 180,000 full-text literary works


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.

This product is available as a stand-alone solution, or is bundled with an eLibrary® Curriculum Edition subscription.

Our Author Pages bring all available resources about a particular author together onto one screen—biographical information, criticism, reviews, multimedia, and a link to the full-text literary works. We currently feature more than 3,000 authors, including many contemporary and international writers like Sherman Alexie, Maya Angelou, Julio Cortazar, Raymond Carver, Sandra Cisneros, and V.S. Naipaul.

The new Quick Search feature on the home page allows students to search the entire collection at once. Also, our new Search Criticism feature enables students to search more than 100 key literary magazines and journals for the latest criticism, reviews, and interviews. Titles include the New York Times Book Review, Black Issues Book Review, The Explicator, Hispanic Review, World Literature Today, and The Writer.

ProQuest Learning: Literature also provides indispensable study aids and reference works to students. Our KnowledgeNotes™ Study Guides offer in-depth analysis of the most frequently studied literary works, from Aeschylus to Toni Morrison. Also available to students is the 38-volume Essays on the American Novel, featuring original, previously unpublished essays by distinguished literary scholars.

New Study Pages bring together editorially selected criticism, multimedia, and reference articles for teachers planning lessons and students researching authors and literary works. Currently, we have 23 Literary Genre Pages and 15 Literary Period Pages. Each study page begins with an introductory essay that contextualizes the resources collected for each topic.

A searchable database of more than 2,500 images and video clips contextualizes the material for students and makes ProQuest Learning: Literature a great source for multimedia projects and presentations. Our unique Poets on Screen feature presents clips of world-famous writers reading poetry—their own and that of others, bridging the gap between student and author.

Discover a new way to experience the world of literature with ProQuest Learning: Literature. For half the cost of other online literary resources, you get all this in fully searchable full text:

  • 600 years of literature by more than 3,000 authors
  • Biographies, criticism, bibliographies, weblinks, reviews and interviews, multimedia, reference works, and more
  • Author Pages bring all related resources together on one page
  • Study Pages present editorially selected criticism and multimedia resources on genres and literary periods
  • Searchable full-text journals + current criticism
  • KnowledgeNotes™ Study Guides—critical overviews aid students and help teachers plan curriculum
  • MARC records integrate PQLL into your library’s OPAC

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