English Department

The following resources and are available using the

Knowledge Discovery Assistant

Books & Authors
EBSCO eAudiobooks EBSCO eBooks


Gale Literary Sources
LRC Plus
Magill OLP Oxford English Dictionary Literary Index
Read It!
Must access through
the Inspire interface.
Purdue OWL
Essay & General Literature Index
Humanities Index FT
Play Index
Short Story Index
Contemporary Authors
Opposing Viewpoints
Points of View
Topic Search

eReference Collection for English
To access our eReference Collection, conduct a keyword search using the Knowledge Discovery Assistant (KDA), then select the reference database you want to use located on the upper right-hand sidebar of the results page.

Britannica School (encyclopedia)

  • Encyclopedia Articles
  • Images and Video (licensed for use in your projects)
  • Magazine Articles
  • Primary Sources
  • Web's Best Sites


Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

  • American Decades Primary Sources
  • American History Through Literature
  • American Women Writers
  • Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History
  • Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America
  • Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender
  • Nonfiction Classics for Students
  • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
  • Shakespeare for Students
Oxford Reference Online