Gale Literary Sources

Get biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 150,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Gale Literary Sources provides combined access to the Literature Resource Center, LitFinder Database, Scribner Writer Series, and Twayne's Authors Series.

Content includes:

  • More than 160,000 complete entries from two award-winning series – Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography – for in-depth biographical, bibliographical, and contextual information on authors’ lives and works
  • More than 140,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, 2,400 full-text speeches, and 1,250 full-text plays
  • Literature criticism, biographies, topic and work overviews, news, primary sources, literary works, images, links to audio and interviews, and reviews
  • Content that supports interdisciplinary approaches to the humanities, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills


On December 20th, Gale Literature databases including Gale Literary Sources, Literature Resource Center and LitFinder will have the same


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