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The Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides authoritative information while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history. Signed essays written by scholars provide essential context for understanding the careers and writings of more than 12,000 authors from all time periods and from all parts of the world.
This work includes 23 new ethnic groups and contains 152 revised ethnic entries on specific minority groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. The encyclopedia also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish.
"Presents easy-to-understand information on 194 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders."
Provides an introduction to the literature composed in Spanish. This linguistically based (rather than nationally defined) understanding of Spanish literature transcends genres, time periods, and political boundaries and recognizes that the growing diversity within national borders and the increasing interdependence between nations require new ways of understanding “national” literature.
Provides access to research tools for French language and literature, including French language dictionaries and other reference works, as well as ARTFL-FRANTEXT, which includes "more than 2,900 French language texts spanning from the 12th through the 20th centuries."
Users can access the texts themselves and/or search a text(s) for a particular term.
1,800 publicly-available e-books including classic British and American fiction, major authors, children's literature, the Bible, Shakespeare, American history, African-American documents, and much more. Each text on this list can be accessed in HTML (web version) for online viewing, and can be downloaded as both a MS Reader E-book for the Microsoft Reader and a Palm-readable text for the Palm Reader. The catalog is browsable by subject and title.
Online Books Freely Available - Spanish Literature
This site provides to information on a wide variety of sources, including Spanish and Latin American authors, literary themes, places, and historic Hispanic figures.
Author pages include biographies, chronologies, primary documents (if applicable), links to full-text versions of works, images, and bibliographies of resources about the author, as well as critical studies of their work.