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Suggested Databases for Creative Writing
Literature Criticism Online
Collection of literary criticism articles and book chapters, part of the Gale Literary Criticism series. Includes Contemporary Literary Criticism and Short Story Criticism.
Literary Reference Center Plus
Literary Reference™ Center (LRC Plus) is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Literary Reference Center Plus contains everything in Literary Reference™ Center, plus the following: over 1,200 additional full-text literary reference books/works, over 200 additional full-text literary journals and magazines, 35 volumes of new contemporary literature titles from Salem Press, 40 full-text literary study guides and 72 literary videos.
Provides full-text online access to a range of reference works published by Salem Press in the areas of health, history, literature, and science
Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
Credo Reference provides Topic Pages, which offer background information on a particular topic that can give you an easy starting point and pathways for further research; Access to hundreds of in-depth subject encyclopedias and handbooks covering every major subject from Accounting to Art History and Shakespeare to Einstein; and Mind Maps that visually show relationships between topics and keywords.
Instructional Video Tutorials and Presentations
Company and Industry Information Resources
D & B Hoovers
D&B Hoovers offers detailed corporate and financial information on public and private companies, industry markets research, and analysts reports.
Full text articles from over 800 U.S. newspapers including local newspapers like the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Butler Eagle.
New York Times
BC3 students and employees can sign up for free access to the New York Times through Butler County Community College's NYT Academic Pass Subscription.
1. Go to http://www.accessnyt.com
2. Search for Butler County Community College from the list of institutions
3. You MUST use your BC3 email when setting up your NYT account
4. You will need to re-register for the NYT annually
Open Educational Resources
Video Resources from Annenberg Learner
Voices & Visions: This video instructional series on American poetry for college and high school classrooms and adult learners explores the lives and works of 13 of America's most famous modern poets through 13 one-hour videos.
The Academic Article
Click the smiling Librarian to view how to quickly evaluate an academic article.
Print and Electronic Books in our Library
The BC3 Library has both print and electronic books for many topics related to literature and creative writing. They are all listed in the BC3 Library Catalog where you will find Dewey call numbers to locate books on the shelves (lower level of the library) and links to connect you to e-books. E-books can also be searched separately in our two e-book collections: e-Book Central by Proquest and e-Book Collection by EBSCO.
Browsing the Stacks
800s - Works of literature and works about literature in English and in other languages are found here, including poetry, drama, letters, fiction, essays, collections, classics, and folk stories.
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