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You may choose to support your argument with some information from a literacy encyclopedia. You can look up specific authors or works of literature in the following databases. You can also find information about particular literary genres, literary devices, etc.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of hundreds of full-text encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These works fall under the subjects of Business, History, Law, Medicine, Multicultural studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, Social Science, Technology, and more. Includes major publishers like Elsevier, Macmillan, Sage, Gale, and Oxford
Literature Resource Center The Literature Resource Center, a complete literature reference database, possesses an immense collection of biographies, bibliographies, critical essays, work overviews, author-related websites, and timeline events. It contains information on literary figures from all time periods writing in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more.