Reference Databases - Encyclopedia articles on older/classic novels and authors.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of full-text e-books that includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, and reference books in biography, history, literature, medicine, and more.
The Salem Literature provides full-text reference coverage of literary themes and prominent authors, as well as analyses of notable books and poetry.
Article Databases - Articles from newspapers, magazines, and academic journals - all kinds of novels.
Gale Literary Sources (formerly Artemis)
Gale Literary Sources searches all these literature resources at once: Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, Litfinder, Scribner Writers Series, Twayne's Author Series, Something About the Author Online, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography.
Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database designed specifically for academic institutions. It includes articles from academic journals, popular magazines, and major newspapers.
Academic Journals Only - Articles with in-depth analysis
JSTOR contains the complete backfiles of over 625 scholarly journals with well over 3 million articles available. Full text coverage varies by journal.
Provides citations, abstracts, and full text to articles from journals that cover the "fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others".
Combined Search - Searches everything, books + databases - good for new novels.
Library Combined Search helps find articles, books, and videos from the library collection.
U.S. Newspapers Only - Good for new novels.
US Newsstream (ProQuest)
Provides full text coverage of national and leading regional papers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal- Constitution, Barron's, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Washington Post.
Book Search searches the listing of books and ebooks available at the Normandale Library.
Consider the source's –
A = Author
P = Publication
P = Point of View
S = Sources
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