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Italian Women Writers (University of Chicago)

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/efts/IWW/

Biographical information; also find & search primary texts online.

Scribner Writers Online

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Online versions of American Writers, British Writers, European Writers, and World and Genre Writers.

Dictionary of Literary Biography

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Lengthy literary biographies by recognized literary scholars and critics, covering past & present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights.

Europeana

http://www.europeana.eu

Europe's answer to Google Books. Includes videos and images too.

Cambridge Histories Online

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Contains all titles of the Cambridge Histories series. Topics include political, economic & regional history (ancient to modern) plus language & literature, philosophy, music, religion, science, the performing arts, etc.

Columbia Granger's World of Poetry

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Index to 450,000 poems; 250,000 full text. With commentaries; biographies; a glossary; foreign language poetry; translations; and audio recordings.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

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Unabridged bilingual dictionaries for French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian & Chinese, with native speaker audio pronunciation.

Cambridge Companions Online

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Online version of the Cambridge Companions; offers introductions to major writers, artists, topics and periods within the fields of literature, classics, philosophy, religion and culture.

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