The Center for Louisiana Studies is dedicated to researching, publicizing, promoting, and preserving Louisiana’s cultures and history. The Center is composed of three divisions: the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, the Research Division, and the Programming and Special Projects Division and has an extensive collection of noncommercial recordings from the Acadiana region, documents and oral histories.
This database combines award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group sources. Biography in Context also includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.
Twayne World, US, and English Authors each contains the full text of 200 frequently used Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, US, or English authors, for a total of 600 individual full-text titles.
Full-text, online reference sources including dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographies, quotations, and bilingual dictionaries. Content pages also include news, images, and videos.
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- Receive through LOUIS membership
Full-text access to respected reference works, books, and literary journals covering a broad spectrum of information on authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Includes access to plot summaries, literary criticisms, poems, short stories, classic texts, study guides, videos and much more.
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Full-text reference sources from Oxford University Press for most academic disciplines. Subscription includes access to English and bilingual dictionaries, thesauruses, quotations, maps and much more.
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- Purchased by Dupré Library in conjunction with LOUIS