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Alexander Street Literature

Alternate Title:
World Literature Online

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)

World Literature Online is a cross-searchable collection of definitive, full-text databases covering literatures of place, race, and gender. In addition to celebrating the creative achievements of women from across the globe, World Literature Online allows users to explore the rich literary heritage of Africa and its Diaspora, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and other regions. Today it comprises more than 5,500 plays and more than 250,000 pages of poetry, fiction, and essays. Every two weeks Alexander Street adds thousands of pages of new content--giving users immediate access to a steadily growing treasury of classic, rare, and contemporary literature.”

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Interlibrary Loan:
Print-only copy permitted
Resource Advocate:
Courtney, Angela
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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Chicano Riqueño Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • India Studies
  • Theatre and Drama
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • African American and African Diaspora Studies
  • American Studies
  • English and American Language and Literature
  • Victorian Studies
  • African Studies

Library of Congress Subjects:

American literature--Literary collections--Databases.
South Asian literature (English)--Literary collections--Databases.
Southeast Asian literature (English)--Literary collections--Databases.
Authors, Latin American--Literary collections--Databases.
Women authors--Literary collections--Databases.
Authors, Black--Literary collections--Databases.
Literature--Literary collections--Databases.