Library Subscription Services
Current PVCC students, faculty and staff have access through computers both on and off campus.
Gale Artemis Literary Sources searches across multiple databases, including Gale Virtual Reference Library, Literature Resource Center, Scribner Writers on GVRL and Twayne's Authors on GVRL. Literature Criticism Online, comprised of Contemporary Literary Criticism, Poetry Criticism and Short Story Criticism, profiles selected authors and provides excerpts from critical analyses of their works.
Literature Resource Center has critical analyses, biographical information and bibliographies of authors and their works.
MLA International Bibliography provides access to more than 1.5 million bibliographic citations to journal articles, books and dissertations from 1963 to the present in academic disciplines including language, literature, literary theory and criticism, folklore, linguistics and the dramatic arts.
Literature Online (LION) offers access to over 350,000 works of British and American poetry, drama and prose, as well as full-text literature journals, critical essays and reference sources.
Chadwyck-Healy Literature Collections provides direct access to LION sub-collections.
Gale Virtual Reference Collection is a set of electronic encyclopedias and reference books. Includes Scribner Writers Online and Twayne's Authors Online.
Contemporary Novelists contains biographical/critical essays about the most important living novelists writing in English throughout the world.
Contemporary Poets provides biographical and bibliographical information on 789 of the world's most important contemporary English-language poets.
CQ Researcher explores a single issue in the news in depth each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, science and technology, health and education. Experienced journalists write the 12,000-word reports, which include comments from experts, lawmakers and citizens on all sides of the topic.
FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals is a bibliographical index offering in-depth coverage of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals from 1972 to the present day.
First Search has databases that can be searched for citations to journals and books.
Project Muse is a database with more than 300 full-text journals covering a wide range of topics, including literature, social science and theatre.
Poetry Database is a full-text database available through the University of Virginia Library's catalog, Virgo.
English Verse Drama Database is a full-text database for the period 1300 to 1900. Browse by author or search by a word or phrase.
American History Through Literature 1820-1870
American History Through Literature 1870-1920
The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms
A Dictionary of Shakespeare
A Dictionary of Writers and their Works
The Oxford American Dictionary of Current English
The Oxford American Thesaurus of Current English
The Oxford Companion to American Literature
The Oxford Companion to English Literature
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare
The Oxford Dictionary of English
The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar
The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature
The Oxford English Dictionary
Pocket Fowlers Modern English Usage
How to Write an Academic Research Paper A step-by-step guide to the research and writing process.
Plagiarism Guide A Web guide on how to avoid and detect plagiarism, for both students and faculty.
Finding Books A Web guide on how to find print, electronic and audio books using both the Jessup Library catalog and QuickSearch.