LitFinder Trial through August 31, 2007

The Library has a trial subscription through August 31, 2007 to Gale’s LitFinder database, which contains 135,000 full-text poems, stories, plays and more.

Please explore LitFinder and then leave a comment here at Screenings to let us know what you think about the database.

LitFinder is international in scope, covers all time periods, and contains a wealth of primary literature content, including more than 126,500 full-text poems, 850,000 poem citations and excerpts, 5,000 full-text short stories, 2,800 full-text essays, 1,800 full-text speeches, and 1,000 full-text plays. LitFinder also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. A subject navigator provides over 10,000 subject headings, and basic and advanced search modes allow users to search by keyword, author, subject, work title, work date, nationality, gender, timeline, and more.

LitFinder‘s easy-to-use interface allows users to easily target the information they are looking for or to browse the database through various refine search and browse options. For example, users can find everything from the sonnets of Shakespeare to the poetry of Maya Angelou, the love poetry of the 13th century to contemporary poems by African American women, the inaugural speeches of George Washington through George W. Bush, short stories by Edgar Allan Poe to stories by up-and-coming writer Elizabeth Weld, or essays on such subjects as the arts, science, and religion.

LitFinder also features a new user interface, 850 Spanish-language poems with English translations, and coverage of more than 600 nationalities and ethnicities and approximately 27,000 women writers. It focuses on contemporary works, including more than 3,500 full-text poems published for the first time in the current year, and new content is loaded on a quarterly basis.

For additional information about LitFinder, please visit the Gale website.

Janet Clarke

Janet Clarke

Associate Dean, Research & User Engagement at Stony Brook University Libraries
Janet Clarke
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