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Literature - English-language literatures: Core Literary Bibliographic Databases

The following are recommended resources for literary research.

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Core Literary Bibliographic Databases

The following are the best online databases to start research on literary topics. These are listed in order of recommendation, but because MLA International Bibliography is so comprehensive, it does provide references to obscure publications which may be difficult to find. Therefore, it may prove easier to start with Academic Search Premier and Literature Resource Center first, and then search MLA and ABELL.