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New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Civil Rights and Social Justice This link opens in a new window
Part of HeinOnline, this database covers the legal protections and definitions of civil rights in the United States. Includes publications from the Commission on Civil Rights, legislative histories on landmark legislation, briefs from relevant U.S. Supreme Court cases, and more.
Gale Literature Criticism This link opens in a new window
A database representing a range of contemporary and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres. Content is sourced from a wide variety of scholarly and popular commentary, including broadsheets, pamphlets, books, and periodicals. Types of works analyzed include, but are not limited to: children’s, classical, drama, medieval, novels, poetry, Shakespearean, and short story. For an even larger search tool which includes Gale Literature Criticism and more, try Gale Literature.
Access to reliable information on authors and their works, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history. The database includes biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of literary figures. The source enables tracing of the development of an author's catalog and evolution of their reputation. For an even larger search tool which includes Gale Literature: Dictionary of Literary Biography and more, try Gale Literature.
Gale Literature: Something About the Author This link opens in a new window
A resource that examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for young people, including children and young adults. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, and additional sources. For an even larger search tool which includes Gale Literature: Something About the Author and more, try Gale Literature.