Literary Reference Center

Research the Story Behind the Story

Learn to read, think, write and talk about books like a pro.

  • Find sources for your paper or literary analysis. 
  • Brush up on major themes, characters and plot devices before the big exam. 
  • Get the inside scoop about why the classics are considered classic.
  • Discover the behind-the-scenes gossip for your next book club.
Think CliffsNotes, but with a thumbs up from your teacher.

What You Get

  • Book reviews
  • Plot summaries
  • Author biographies and interviews
  • Essays of literary criticism
  • Full-text poems, short stories and novels
  • and more...

What You Need

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