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Title: Welcome to the NEW LitFinder

Welcome to the NEW LitFinder! This guided tour
will show how a new interface, new functionality,
and a host of new features allows students and
patrons to easily search for and find works
of poetry, short fiction, essays, drama and
speeches from throughout time and all over the
globe. Sit back and relaxor scroll through these
pages at your own speed.
  • LitFinder is Gales premier resource for
    full-text works of classic and contemporary
    literary works, including
  • Poetry
  • Short Fiction
  • Classic Novels
  • Essays
  • Dramas/Plays
  • Speeches
  • This major interface update increases the
    flexibility, functionality and precision of
    LitFinder and LitFinder for Schools

  • In addition to this wide array of literary forms,
    Litfinder also includes a number of secondary
    materials, including
  • Biographical Essays
  • Topic Overviews
  • Work Overviews
  • Images
  • These materials provide a deeper level of detail
    and understanding to the nearly 150,000 full-text
    works found throughout LitFinder

  • There are 4 main search paths in the new
    LitFinder including
  • Basic
  • Advanced
  • Person
  • Works
  • In Basic Search, you can limit by content type,
    publication dates, publication century,
    full-text, and more.

In Advanced Search, you can expand your criteria
by combining any number of 25 unique indexes
within LitFinder to narrow your search query.
  • Person Search allows you to search using any
    number of criteria to locate large groups of
    writers or individual authors. There are over
    80,000 authors included in LitFinder, including
  • 30,000 female authors
  • Hundreds of nationalities
  • 6 unique ethnicities

  • Works Search allows users to focus on specific
    kinds of literature or works from larger groups,
    like literary schools or movements
  • The Beat Generation
  • Black Mountain Poets
  • Childrens Literature
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Humor and Satire
  • Inaugural Addresses
  • Light Verse
  • Long Island (NY) Poets
  • New York School
  • Novels and Novellas
  • Regional American Stories
  • Sermons and Prayers
  • And more…

Works in LitFinder come from over 80,000 authors,
ensuring broad coverage of canonical,
contemporary, award-winning and emerging
authors. Lets take a look at a simple search
path in the new LitFinder. Finding information
by and about individual authors is easyin this
case, were going to search for Walt Whitman.
Once Ive searched on my chosen term, title or
name, a result list will show related matches, as
well as author information to help you hone in on
your result. You can also sort by name, year of
birth, year of death and nationality. In this
case, Whitmans entries are easily found and
Once I click on the author name Im looking for,
a four-tab display will appear. These tabs
include primary and secondary sources relatedin
this caseto Walt Whitman. The first tab is
Biographies, and will include commissioned essays
outlining a given authors life and times. As I
mouse over each tab, a brief description of that
content set will appear.
LitFinder also includes Topic and Work Overviews,
providing an in-depth look at individual works of
poetry, literary movements or topics at
large. These essays are found unique documents
through Works Search and Advanced Search.
There are over 150,000 full-text works in
LitFinder, along with over 800,000 citations of
poetic works. You can sort by pub date, document
type and author name. In addition, you can
narrow your results by Subject, Publication
Title, and more!
To further refine results, you can search within
results or execute an entirely new search from a
result list.
There are over 150,000 full-text works in
LitFinder, along with over 800,000 citations of
poetic works. At the results view, a tool kit
allows users to print, email, or download a given
work as well as generate a citation in MLA or APA
format. Full-text works can also be translated
into one of 9 different languages.
Litfinder includes thousands of author portraits,
photographs and illustrations, all found under
the multimedia tab. In the future, youll also
find author readings, interviews and links to
author and author society websites.
Indispensable as a literary tool, LitFinders
applications span across disciplines like the
humanities, social sciences, and history. The
database also includes thousands of essays
covering centuries of thought and a wide range of
LitFinders multidisciplinary coverage is
furthered with the inclusion of thousands of
speeches throughout time, including all
presidential addresses, major orations concerning
politics, race, religion and other touch points
that reflect changes in society at large or in a
particular region of the world or point in
In addition to the 6,000 works of short fiction
in LitFinder, major novels and works of drama are
also included.
We hope you enjoyed this tour of Gales NEW
LitFinder! You can also find LitFinder as a
cross-searchable element in Gales Literature
Resources platform, allowing integrated results
with Literature Resource Center, the MLA
International Bibliography, the Gale Virtual
Reference Library, and other Gale Literature
databases. Thank you!
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