ProQuest Alexander Street Literature

Vendor: ProQuest

Alexander Street Literature offers hundreds of thousands of pages of poetry, short stories, novels, non-fiction, plays, and essays of Alexander Street’s 14 individual literature collections.

Rich in sociological and historical significance, this collection of more than 250,000 pages of poetry, short fiction, and novels and 5,000 full-text plays and film scripts celebrates the literatures of place, gender, and race. With new content being added on a regular basis, the current package will grow to more than 600,000 pages of poetry and prose plus 6,200 dramatic works. Students and scholars of literature, history, politics, transatlantic studies, postcolonial studies, geography, cultural studies, and anthropology can now explore these important works in new ways with the Alexander Street Literature unified search interface.

Vast and continuously growing, Alexander Street Literature celebrates the creative achievements of authors from around the globe, including the broad literary output of Africa and its diaspora, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, Europe, and other regions — along with the North American expressions of this rich world heritage.


Alexander Street Literature includes all of the content from each of 14 Alexander Street literature and drama collections. For one annual subscription price, deeply discounted, your library has access to hundreds of thousands of pages.

Alexander Street Literature brings your faculty and students:

The definitive electronic space for the study of a specific literary area.

Online collected editions of authors — including early, rare, hard to access, or previously unpublished works. In most instances, these are the only collected editions available in any format.

Access to important writers who have remained largely unstudied because only selected works have been published in the occasional anthology.

The rigorous, Semantic Indexing™ and uniquely powerful search capabilities Alexander Street’s online collections are known for — allowing users to make new discoveries; comparing genres, authors, themes, cultures, and more — in ways never before possible.

More than 75% of the works within Alexander Street Literature are otherwise inaccessible, previously unpublished, or in-copyright and therefore not free on the Web. Under the guidance of some of the world’s leading faculty advisors, who help to select the content and write introductory and contextual commentaries, these collections meet the strictest scholarly standards.

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