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Literature & Poetry  

A collection of resources from the Gloucester County Library System for information regarding all things Literature and Poetry related!
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Welcome to the GCLS Literature & Poetry Resource Guide.

This guide provides easy access to authoritative literature-related resources, including literary criticism, available at the Gloucester County Library System.


Suggested Catalog Searches

These preset searches return up-to-date lists of literature-related resources from our catalog. Holds can be placed on most items and sent to your most convenient library for pickup.

Classic Literature

English Literature

Literature Collections


For individual author biographies or works by a particular author, enter their name in the Catalog Search box at the top of this page.

For example: Edgar Allan Poe or Somerset Maugham biography


Literature Resource Center

Search literary criticisms, biographies, primary sources, reviews, literary works, and more.



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GCLS Subscription Databases

Use your GCLS Library card number to access the following subscription resources.

  • Bloom's Literary Reference Online
    Bloom's Literary Reference Online provides the details and context needed to fully appreciate great works of world literature and their authors.
  • Literary Reference Center (Ebsco)
    Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day.
  • NoveList Plus
    An electronic readers' advisory resource which assists fiction and nonfiction readers in finding new authors and titles.
  • NoveList Plus K-8
    An electronic readers' advisory resource which assists fiction and nonfiction readers in finding new authors and titles.
  • Reference Library (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
    The Gale Virtual Reference Library contains the full text of hundreds of reference ebooks on a variety of subject areas.

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