Covering world literature and authors throughout history.
LitFinder provides access to a wealth of literary works and secondary source materials covering literature and authors throughout history and across the globe. It includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and over 800,000 poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, plays, biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary.
Easy-to-use search paths allow users to easily target the information they are looking for or browse the database through various refine search and results limiter options:
- Basic and advanced search modes allow users to search by keyword, author, subject, work title, work date, nationality, gender, century, and more.
- ‘Person Search’ quickly retrieves a particular writer, or identifies authors linked by such qualities as gender, nationality, century, and genre.
- ‘Works Search’ provides similar limiters, and the ability to browse works by thousands of subjects, themes, genres and movements.
Researchers can find everything from the sonnets of Shakespeare to the poetry of Ted Hughes; from short stories by Katherine Mansfield to the work of up-and-coming writer Elizabeth Weld; from the love poetry of the thirteenth century to contemporary poems by African American women; from the inaugural speeches of George Washington through George W. Bush to essays on such subjects as the arts, science, and religion.
- Comparative Literature
- Creative Writing
- Drama Studies
- English Language
- English Literature
- Language Teaching and Learning
- Spanish Literature
- Theatre Studies
- Translation Studies
Platform Features & Tools
Researchers can see the frequency of search terms within sets of content to begin identifying central themes and assessing how individuals, events, and ideas interact and develop over time.
Integrated G Suite for Education and Microsoft Office 365 tools enable users to share, save, and download content—including highlights and notes.
By grouping commonly occurring themes, this tool reveals hidden connections within search terms—helping to shape research by integrating diverse content with relevant information.