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Literature Resource Center

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Features information on literary figures from all time periods in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, and journalism. 
All Branch LibrariesSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThe New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsThomas Yoseloff Business Center
Biography, Language and Literature, Criticism and Theory, English and American Literature, Poetry
The Literature Resource Center is a literature reference database. It features information on literary figures from all time periods in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more. Literature Resource Center contains Contemporary Authors Online; Contemporary Literary Criticism Select; and Dictionary of Literary Biography Online. The Literature Resource Center also includes selected full-text, excerpted, and commissioned critical material from Literature Criticism and For Students Series.
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