Resource of the Month

February 2008

Each month WSU Libraries' Department of Collection Development features a "Resource of the Month" designed to highlight some of the library's new, interesting, under-used, large, unique, or otherwise noteworthy collections and resources.  You can learn more about the "Resource of the Month" on this website, from the display in the reference area, by attending a workshop (if available), or by contacting the Reference Desk at 978-3584.

If you are interested in learning more about a previous "Resource of the Month," check the archive.

 Literature Online

Literature Online is a fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American Poetry, drama and prose, 208 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources. 

Upcoming Workshops

Literature Online
Workshops in room 217
February 5th 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday
February 13th 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Wednesday

The workshops are free and although registration is not necessary to attend, it helps assure there are enough handouts.  For more information or to register, contact Liorah Golomb, Humanities Librarian at or 978-5077. 

How Do I Access Literature Online?

There is a link on the WSU Libraries' website under Electronic Databases.  You have the option of searching for it by title or subject. 

Why Should I Use Literature Online?

Literature Online offers more than 350,000 literary works, as well as an extensive library of criticism, reference works, and journals. 

 Features of Literature Online

  • Over 190 full-text literary journals, with over 110,000 critical articles.
  • Over 6,500 essays of literary criticism from complete, full-text literary reference books and textbooks covering critical terms, literary movements, world fiction, and poetry.
  • Detailed indexing and full searching of over 4,000 authoritative websites for literature.
  • Nearly 900 Poets on Screen video clips showing key modern poets reading contemporary and classic poems.

Related Websites


For assistance with Literature Online, contact Wichita State University Libraries' Research Services Desk at 978-3584.

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