Two Literary Reference Standards to Go Online on GaleNet Service

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Gale Research has announced that it is adding two of its most respected literary reference databases to its online subscription service, GaleNet. Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB) and Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC), whose print volumes have long been literary reference standards at academic and public libraries, are being augmented by online versions accessible on GaleNet.

"With the launch of DLB and CLC on GaleNet," said Don Boyden, GaleNet editorial program manager, "users in many locations now have access to the great depth of these databases without having to invest the resources to assemble the hundreds of print volumes in these series. Now, you can span dozens of volumes and hundreds of essays with one search to find just the author, subject, or title you're looking for, and then you can hyperlink to essays on related authors and works."

Dictionary of Literary Biography's online version will offer more than 560 entries from 12 DLB volumes pertaining to 20th century American fiction, with an emphasis on short story writers, postWorld War II novelists, and AfricanAmerican writers from the Harlem Renaissance to the present. Four more thematic groups will be loaded over the next 12 months, including 35 volumes on American literature, 48 volumes on British literature, 40 volumes on world literature, and 51 volumes on American and British journalists. …