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    You can research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across your library's Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
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     Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.
    Delivers over 13,000 pro/con views, from capital punishment to stem cells to texting-while-driving,. If you need articles for an argument or position paper, points for a debate, or essays for a current events report, Opposing Viewpoints in Context gathers these together for you from different sources including books, magazines, journals, and newspapers.
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    A world-renowned independent research library in Chicago, the Newberry offers readers an extensive noncirculating collection of rare books, maps, music, manuscripts, and other printed material spanning six centuries.
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     bio Search or browse through more than 450,000 full-text biographies in over thirty categories, including actors, authors, explorers, historical figures, inventors, musicians, presidents of the United States, scientists and many others. 
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    Delivers over 13,000 pro/con views, from capital punishment to stem cells to texting-while-driving,. If you need articles for an argument or position paper, points for a debate, or essays for a current events report, Opposing Viewpoints in Context gathers these together for you from different sources including books, magazines, journals, and newspapers.
    InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. Finally, a one-stop source for the day's news and searchable archives.
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    Merck Manual Home Health Handbook  - For over a century, healthcare professionals have consulted the Merck Manual for trusted, concise and correct discussions of diagnosis and therapy. Now this trusted medical information is available for home users, written in everyday language.
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    This site offers resources in Spanish for all ages in two unique interfaces, each with its own comprehensive encyclopedia for high school ages and up and Britannica Escolar Online for ages 6-12.
    Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive.
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    The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.  
     HHS South Research Guides 
    15th Century Art -  Research guide  about 15th Century artist and their work.
    Career Exploration -Research guide about careers listing advantages and disadvantages of career choices.
    Violation of Human Rights - Research guide on human rights violations to answer the question:  What can be done to prevent the persecution of innocent people?
    React 2 Recycle  - Research guide on informing the community of the importance of recycling and how chemistry is involved in the recycling process.
    Pride and Prejudice - Research guide about various topics through the novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
    British Literature Guide - Research guide about various British Authors.
    Gale Literature Resources
    Search for your title or author and the index will tell you which Criticism book to look in. 
    The List below are the books available at South ILC.
    REF 809 CON Contemporary Literary Criticism  (1-125) 
    REF 809 NIN Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism (1-60)
    REF 808.81 POE Poetry for Students (1-30)
    REF 822.3 SHA Shakespeare for Students (1-3)
    REF 822.3 SHA Shakespearean Criticism (1-85)
    REF 822.3 SHA Shakespeare's Characters for Students (1-2)
    REF 809 SHO Short Story Criticism (1-60)
    REF 809 TWE Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (1-80)