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350+ titles in the humanities and social sciences, including the Blackwell companions and handbooks. Strengths are psychology, sociology, history, literature, philosophy, and religion.

Online version of the Cambridge Companions; offers introductions to major writers, artists, topics and periods within the fields of literature, classics, philosophy, religion and culture.

Contains all titles of the Cambridge Histories series. Topics include political, economic & regional history (ancient to modern) plus language & literature, philosophy, music, religion, science, the performing arts, etc.

Contains five encyclopedias:  Encyclopedia of the Novel, Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction, Encyclopedia of Literary & Cultural Theory, Renaissance Literature, and Romantic Literature.

Selective, annotated guide to reference sources in British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics.

Reference dictionaries and companions, including illustrations, web links, and searching individual titles or by subject area; from Oxford University Press.

Online versions of American Writers, British Writers, European Writers, and World and Genre Writers.

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Many language dictionaries including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Irish, Welsh, and Latin, published by Oxford University Press.

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Lengthy literary biographies by recognized literary scholars and critics, covering past & present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights.