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Database Help: MagillOnLiterature Plus (EBSCOhost)


Provides access to editorially reviewed critical analyses, brief plot summaries, and extended character profiles covering works by long and short fiction writers, poets, dramatists, essayists, and philosophers as well as biographical essays on more than 3,500 different authors.

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This database includes:

  • Masterplots, Masterplots II, Cyclopedia of World Authors, Cyclopedia of Literary Characters , Magill's Literary Annual 1990-2002, Magill's Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Magill Book Reviews, Critical Surveys, Magill’s Choice: Notable Poets, Magill’s Choice: Shakespeare, Magill’s Choice: 100 Masters of Mystery and Detective Fiction, and World Philosophers and Their Works.

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