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Gale Literary Resources: Literature Resource Center

Overview and features of Gale's literary databases

Literature Resource Center (LRC) includes biographical information about authors and literary criticism of authors' works. LRC covers a wide range of literature--not just fiction--from all time periods and from around the world. Access thousands of full-text critical essays and literature reviews from sources such as Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, and more.

As you begin to craft responses to literature and develop thesis statements for writing assignments, use LRC to find support for your positions and fine-tune your arguments. You can search by author or name of work, and results include overviews, biographies, critical essays, and reviews.

Use the video tutorials below and this Tip Sheet to discover the many features of Literature Resource Center.

Literature Resource Center - Basics

Literature Resource Center - Searching

Literature Resource Center - Documents

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