literature Databases

Academic Search Complete  +

Academic Search Complete contains indexing and full text for 9100 journals. 7100 of these journals are peer-reviewed scholarly titles. This collection provides both popular and scholarly journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences and ethnic studies. Academic Search Complete is a great resource for general research.

Academic Video Online  +

Academic Video Online is a collection of full-length streaming videos. The disciplines/collections included in Academic Video are: American History, Counseling & Therapy, Dance, Education, Ethnography & Archeology, Opera, Theater, World History, Area Studies, Art & Architecture, Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, Ethnic Studies, Health & Health Care, Criminal Justice & Law, World Languages & Literature, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Psychology, Science, Women & Gender Studies. Also included in the subscription are full transcripts of each video program that are keyword searchable, easy playlist and clip making functionality, permanent embeddable URLs for easy use in online courses.

Artemis Literary Sources  +

Artemis is a portal to the content contained in both Literature Online and Literature Resource Center. From Artemis, you can access literary and drama criticism, reviews, topic overviews, author biographies, and so much more.

Children's Literature  +

This finding aid for children's literature offers more than 130,000 full text reviews of children's books from 24 reputable sources. Also includes entries for more than 200,000 awards, prizes, best book list and reading list entries. When you search for and find books, you will also see what awards the books have won and what lists they have made.


JSTOR is an archive of digitized journal articles ranging in date from the 1700s to the early 2010s. These collections span a variety of subjects in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Physical Sciences.

Literary Index  +

This is an online index to the Gale Literary reference books in the Library and/or in online resources. Refer to the Literature Resource Center for full-text online resources.

Literature Criticism Online  +

Literature Criticism Online (LCO) contains the full-text of these important reference works: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, and Short Story Criticism. LCO also gives users access to the Literary Index. You can also find more literature and humanities reference materials in Literature Reference Center and Artemis Literary Sources.

Literature Resource Center  +

Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies and criticism of authors from every age and literary discipline. The Literature Resource Center covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.

Novelist Plus  +

An electronic readers' advisory resource which contains materials for all ages. In addition to non-fiction titles for adults and children, Novelist Plus includes picture books, children's "chapter" books, young adult titles and fiction for adult readers.

Project Muse  +
To limit your searches to the journals available through the COD Library, check the "Only content I have full access to" box on the left side of your results page.

Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 500+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.

Salem Literature  +

This resource includes several online reference books published by the Salem Press covering literature and famous authors. Click on "reference sets currently available" to look at each book individually or search the database to find your topic in multiple books.