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Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online
The database features comprehensive literary biographies of more than 143,000 past and present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriter, publishers, and playwrights. The biographies discuss the lives and careers of the literary figures profiled, along with the critical response to their works.
Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
For more than a century, the undisputed authority on the English language. Includes 300,000 entries and 59 million words. Full Text.