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You can print, email, and save articles from databases.
Many of the library databases include MLA citations. If you use an article from a database, you can simply copy the MLA citation into your Works Cited page.
Literature and Biography Databases
You can use literature databases to find criticism, biographies, and journal articles.
When accessing the databases from off campus, you will be asked to input your MyPima user name and password.
Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
Full text poems, commentaries & biographies.
Literature Resource Center
is a bit bigger, and contains more critical essays and reviews, than Literature Reference Center. It is regarded by many as the most current, comprehensive, and reliable literary database available. It is important because it contains selections from the various print Gale Literary Criticism series:
Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism,
Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism
Short Story Criticism
Literature and Its Times
Biography Reference Bank
Biographies. Current & historical. Worldwide.
Literary Reference Center Plus
Literary criticism and author biographies