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Background Information on Literature
Gale Virtual Reference Library has a collection of works on literature. You can type your keyword(s) in the search box on the right hand side to search all the works at once
Background information on all topics
Full-text dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
A collection of encyclopedias and handbooks on many subjects. Searchable as a group or individually.
Provides researchers with an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.
Covers current social issues. Includes viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.