The Library maintains subscriptions to various online databases that can provide quality information on a variety of topics and issues.
Note: These links are accessible for on-campus use only. Please use MyNCTC for remote access.
Literature Resource Center
Provides full-text literary criticism, biographies, bibliographies, and work overviews covering authors from every genre, time period and discipline.
Biographical and critical essays on the lives and works of important authors from around the world.
Twayne's Authors Series
In-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and the development of literary genres.
Academic Search Complete
Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary database of full-text periodicals, including peer-reviewed journals.
Full-text articles from academic journals in languages and literature, as well as essential titles in the fields of music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture.
The Internet provides a variety of resources for literary criticism.
Compiled by Donna M. Campbell of Washington State University, this site presents an alphabetical listing of American authors and provides biographical and critical information on their works.
Classic Short Stories
A collection of classic short fiction in English available for online reading. Includes a bibliography and a dictionary for the included stories.
IPL Online Literary Criticism Collection
Contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.
Literary Resources on the Net
Maintained by Jack Lynch, Rutgers University – an award winning guide to American and English literature websites.
Voices of the Shuttle
Maintained by Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara -- a large database of Internet sites related to the humanities. Literature links include English, American, Modern and Contemporary, Renaissance, Restoration, and Romantics
Yahoo! Short Stories Directory
Browse short story websites grouped by category or search within the Directory for sites specifically related to literature.