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Literary Sources (formerly Artemis)

An integrated research experience, Gale Literary Sources brings together Gale’s premier literary databases in a new digital environment that allows researchers, faculty and students to search across these resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways. No other publisher offers this unmatched combination of uniquely rich literary content, dependable metadata, and intuitive subject indexing – all enriched by features and design that breathes new life into the study of literature. As Gale makes additional Literary Resources available through Gale Literary Sources, and if your library has access to these products, they will be automatically added to the Gale Literary Sources experience upon release.

Gale Literary Sources includes the following resources:

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online:  Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. This literature resource includes the DLB main series, the DLB Documentary Series, and the DLB Yearbook Series – all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

Literature Criticism Online:  Gale™ takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online.Includes centuries of analysis – the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals – delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

Literature Criticism Online includes access to:

  • Classic and Medieval Literature
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • Drama Criticism
  • Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism
  • Poetry Criticism
  • Shakespearean Criticism
  • Short Story Criticism
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism

Literature Resource Center – LRC:  Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.

LitFinder:  LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

Scribner Writers on GVRL:  Scribner Writers Series provides original, scholar signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world from all time periods. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author and their works.

Something About the Author Online:  Something About the Author Online provides first-time comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in Gale’s™ acclaimed and long-standing Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people. Content is delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

Twayne’s Authors on GVRL:  Twayne’s is devoted to in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world within the context of the time period in which they lived. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary figures.


Bloom’s Literature


eBook downloads are available on our Downloads page. There are also some titles available through the following sites:

  • eBooks on EBSCOhost: Nonfiction and fiction eBooks are available. You’ll need your library card number and PIN to access this database.
  • eBook Academic Collection: This collection contains a large selection (nearly 150,000 titles) of multidisciplinary e-book titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter.
  • eBook Community College Collection: Focused on the academic and trade information needs of community colleges, this multidisciplinary collection contains nearly 52,200 titles, including thousands of Workforce Development titles.
  • eBook High School Collection: This collection contains nearly 8,500 titles that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, as well as classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials.
  • eBook K-8 Collection: This collection contains nearly 11,000 titles chosen to support K-8 students across all subject areas and its content aligns with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states).
  • eBook Public Library Collection: With nearly 41,000 titles chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features fiction titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended titles from industry leading publishers.
  • Project Gutenberg: A place where you can download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.
  • Google Books: This site has both free eBooks and eBooks for sale.
  • ManyBooks.net: Has free eBooks for download.
  • Internet Archive: A 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.

eBooks on EBSCOhost

This database has over 32,000 electronic books on a variety of subjects. These can be “checked out” for up to four hours at a time for you to read on your personal computer. You’ll need your library card number and PIN to access this collection.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

This database provides access to many publications.

  • Drama for Students (volumes 1-27)
  • Literary Movements for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Literary Movements
  • Literary Newsmakers for Students
  • Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice
  • Nonfiction Classics for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Nonfiction Works
  • Novels for Students (volumes 1-34)
  • Poetry for Students (volumes 1-35)
  • Shakespeare for Students: Critical Interpretations of Shakespeare’s Plays and Poetry
  • Short Stories for Students (volumes 1-31)
  • U*X*L Encyclopedia of World Mythology

Georgia Library Catalogs

Links to the online library catalogs for institutions that participate in GALILEO. More information »

Novelist Plus

NoveList Plus is an online readers’ advisory tool that helps readers find new books and audiobooks based on books they’ve read or on topics in which they are interested. NoveList Plus provides enhanced subject access to thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles along with book reviews or annotations.


Downloadable audiobooks, eBooks, videos, and more.


RBDigtal (Formerly OneClickdigital) is an online service that allows patrons to download a wide range of audiobooks, including best-sellers, Recorded Books exclusives, classics, selections for children and young adults, and much more, is now available!

Library cardholders have free access to eAudio at home, in the library, or on the go. RBDigital is compatible with all popular listening devices, and mobile apps are available for the iPhone®, Android™, and Kindle Fire. RBDigital features an easy-to-use interface with streamlined navigation, fast downloads, and automatic software updates. Live toll-free technical support is available at 1-877-77AUDIO.

RBDigital Tutorial

Salem Literature

This resource provides online access to the following titles: