Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Database Of The Month: Literature Resource Center!

It's back to school season, which means back to homework season as well. But the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is here to help give you and your grades a boost! Not only can you seek assistance from any of our librarians in our 34 branches, we also have a ton of free databases available 24/7 that will provide you with the tools you need to succeed. Literature Resource Center is an essential one-stop-shop experience for students or researchers in English and Literature. Need to find literary criticisms of Gone With the Wind? How about a biography of Hemingway? Or maybe you wanted to listen to that NPR interview you missed with Tina Fey when she talked about her book Bossypants? Well, you're in luck! Literature Resource Center can find all of this and much, much more.

Literature Resource Center screen shot
The world’s most current, comprehensive and reliableonline literature database, Literature Resource Center is uniquely relevant to today’s researcher. Its rich critical, biographical and contextual content supports interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy and the development of critical-thinking skills. 

In this database you will find full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works of poems, essays and stories, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements. Students and researchers at all levels will find the information they need, with content covering all genres and disciplines, all time periods and all parts of the world. And as with many of our other databases, Literature Resource Center makes your research even easier by offering the ability to save, print, email and cite the articles you use. You can even listen to the article being read and download the MP3! 
This resource is free to all library card holders and can be accessed through our website. Simply follow the steps below and get started!
  1. Go to www.afpls.org
  2. Click on the link to A-Z Databases on the right hand side of the page under Books, Research & Databases. 
  3. Click on the icon for Literature Resource Center LRC logo
  4. Enter the GALILEO password. (If you don't know the current password, find it by following these instructions!)
  5. Start searching!

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