New Databases

hobbies__crafts_reference_center_336x280_try_it_nowWith some State monies we were able to add the following databases.

  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
  • Home Improvement Reference Center
  • Legal Information Reference Center
  • MasterFile Premier (contains Consumer Reports)
  • Small business Reference Center
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Added to Artemis you will also find

  • LitFinder
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography

Both of these titles are also individually linked on Databases A-Z.

All databases have also been added to various Hot Topics.

For Olympic information see the Hot Topic – Sports – Winter Olympics 2014.


New Interface for Gale Literature Databases

artemis wheelWe have a new interface which combines Gale Literature resources together. It’s called Artemis Literary Sources.  Now users can search Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center and all the GVRL Literature titles.

It can be found on the Literature and Poetry database page as well as the Literature Hot Topic.

Both pages have links to short videos on how to use this new interface.

Be sure to checkout the Term Clusters and the Term Frequency tools.

New eBooks from Gale

The following title has been added to Gale Virtual Reference Library:

The African American Electorate: A Statistical History, 1st ed – Explores the relationship between voters and political candidates, identifying critical variables, and situate African Americans’ voting behavior and political phenomena in the context of America’s political history.



Literature Criticism:

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 329
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 330
  • Drama Criticism Vol 046
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol 263
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol 264
  • Short Story Criticism Vol 171
  • Poetry Criticism Vol 134
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 273
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 274

Gale Directory Library:

  • Business Rankings Annual 2013


New Literature Criticism Titles

The following have been added to Literature Criticism:

Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 323

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol 258

Short Story Criticism Vol 167

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 268

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 269



Finding Author Read Alikes

To find the newest Read-alikes using Novelist:

  1. Click the Author Read-alike link from the “Looking for” menu on the right-hand side of the NoveList interface.
  2. From here, select Date Descending from the “Sort by” drop-down menu above the list.

You can also search for Read-alikes for a specific author:

  1. From the “More” drop-down in the orange bar at the top of the page, click the Author Read-alikes link.
  1. Enter the name of an author in the “Browse for” box.
    NOTE: Because authors are listed alphabetically by last name, you must enter the author as (last name, first name), or use only the last name.
  2. Click Browse.
  3. If there is an Author Read-alike article for the author you entered, it will be listed at the top of the page.

New Criticism eBooks for GVRL

The following have just been added to the Literature section of Gale Virtual Reference Library:

Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 322

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol 257

Poetry Criticism Vol 128

Poetry Criticism Vol 129

Short Story Criticism Vol 166

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 266

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 267


Also added:

Contemporary Musicians, Vol. 73


Literature Criticism

The following titles have been added to Literature Criticism Online.

Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 321

Drama Criticism Vol 045

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol 256

Short Story Criticism Vol 165

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 264

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 265

New Literature Criticism Books

The following titles have been added to Literature Criticism Online:

9781414472911: Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 320

9781414473581: Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol 254

9781414473598: Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol 255

9781414484006: Poetry Criticism Vol 127

9781414484211: Short Story Criticism Vol 163

9781414484228: Short Story Criticism Vol 164

9781414474793: Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 263

New Literature Criticism

The following titles are now available in Literature Criticism Online.

Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 315

Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 316

Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 317

Drama Criticism Vol 044

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol 250

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol 251

Poetry Criticism Vol 124

Short Story Criticism Vol 159

Short Story Criticism Vol 160

New Literature Criticism Titles

The following new titles have been added to Literature Criticism Online:

Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 314
Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol 248
Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol 249
Poetry Criticism Vol 123
Short Story Criticism Vol 158
Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 258
Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 259

New Literature & Music Criticism

We just added new title to our Literature Criticism Online:

Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 312

Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 313

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol 247

Poetry Criticism Vol 122

Short Story Criticism Vol 157

Also, we have a new volume for Contemporary Musicians, Volume 71 in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

New Literature Criticism

The following volumes have been added to Literature Criticism Online:

Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 306

Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 307

Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 308

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol 243

Poetry Criticism Vol 118

Poetry Criticism Vol 119

Short Story Criticism Vol 153

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 253

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 254

Monday Morning Smile

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What type of books does Jane E-y-r-e (patron spelled out) write? Are you familiar with her?

Madison Ediger
Olathe Public Library
Olathe, KS

In Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, Jane moves gradually from primitive and occasionally violent reactions to a more rational and civilized response. Eventually, both Jane and the novel evolve to the point that they must transcend what she and her contemporaries knew of history, a history that revolves around the exploitation of the weak by the strong, to something more feminine and egalitarian, according to Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion.

This reference work is one of the many print titles available as an eBook in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

New Gale Literature Titles


Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 305

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol 240

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol 241

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol 242

Poetry Criticism Vol 116

Poetry Criticism Vol 117

Short Story Criticism Vol 152

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 250

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 251

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 252

New eReference Books in GVRL

We have update the Gale Virtual Reference Library with updated titles and a selection of new titles to expand our online reference collection.  Over the next couple of weeks, those books which are new, I will be providing an in-depth look at them to give you an idea of their contents.

African – Americans

African American Almanac 11th Ed.

Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 65 -90

Black Literature Criticism

American History

Encyclopedia of American Law, 3rd ed.

Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing through American History, 1900 to the Present, The

Guide to U.S. Elections, 6th ed.

Working Americans 1770-1869: From the Revoluntionary War to the Civil War

Working Americans 1880-2007 Volume VIII: Immigrants

Working Americans 1880-2009 volume x: Sports and Recreation

Best of..

America’s Top-Rated Cities 2010

America’s Top-Rated Smaller Cities 2010


Encyclopedia of World Biography Supplement, Volume 28 -30

Newsmakers Cumulation 2007 – 2011


Business Plan Handbook Volume 12 – 20

Encyclopedia of Small Business, 4th ed.

Money, Second Edition, The Encyclopedia of

The Value of a Dollar, 4th ed

 College and Eduction

College Blue Book, 38th ed.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, 28th ed.


Encyclopedia of Food & Culture, 1st Ed, 3V

Food in Context

The New Complete Book of Food, Second Edition

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, 2nd ed.


Climate Change in Context

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

Environmental Encyclopedia 4


Encyclopedia of Medicine

The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health: A Guide for Seniors and Their Caregivers

The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, 2nd ed.

Jobs and Careers

Career Information Center, 9th ed.

American History

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

Law and Legal

American Law Yearbook 2008 – 2010

Encyclopedia of Crime & Justice, 2nd Ed

Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, 2nd ed.

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States

National Survey of State Laws, 6th ed.

Supreme Court Drama, 2nd ed

World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems


Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature

Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature

Drama for Students, Volume 25 – 28

Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels: [Two Volumes]

Epics for Students, 2nd ed.

Literature and Its Times, vol. 1-7

Novels for Students Volume 27 – 36

Poetry For Students Volume 28 – 38

Short Stories for Students Volume 27 – 33

The Greenwood Library of World Folktales [Four Volumes]: Stories from the Great Collections

Twenty-First Century Novels: The First Decade

World Literature and Its Times, vol. 1-8


Contemporary Musicians, Volume 62 – 70


World Religions Reference Library


Experiment Central

Scientific Thought in Context

World History

Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook 2011

Encyclopedia of World History: Governments

Encyclopedia of World History: War

Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizen’s Rights and Responsibilities

New Literature Criticism

The following titles have been added to our Literature Criticism Online:

Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 302

Drama Criticism Vol 042

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol 238

Poetry Criticism Vol 114

Short Story Criticism Vol 148

Short Story Criticism Vol 149

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 248

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 249

Monday Morning Smile

Where are the anthropologies?

(She meant “anthologies”)

Judy Terry
Victory University Library
Memphis, TN

The Literature Resource Center has a host of anthologies as well as information about them.

Also Student Resources in Context is a good source for anthologies.

Besides the anthologies in print the eMedia Catalog has 25 anthologies in ebook and eaudio format.

New Literature Criticism

The following new books have been added to Literature Criticism Online:

Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 300

Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 301

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol 237

Poetry Criticism Vol 113

Short Story Criticism Vol 146

Short Story Criticism Vol 147

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Vol 247