Library Subscription Services
Current PVCC students, faculty and staff have access through computers both on and off campus.
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.
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.
CWI Contemporary Women's Issues provides a global perspective on critical issues and events that affect women.
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.
African-American Poetry Database is a full-text database for the period 1760 to 1900. Browse by author name or search using a word or phrase.
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
Research Paper Documentation Guides
Citation Styles Research Guide A Web guide for both MLA and APA citation styles.
Plagiarism Guide A Web guide on how to avoid and detect plagiarism, for both students and faculty.
Librarian's Corner - A Web guide containing information specific to ENG 111, 112, 121/122, 241/242, 251/252 and 255. Links to appropriate resources for certain assignments are provided.