Literary Encyclopedia

Additional Affiliations

University Libraries

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

Winter 1-1-2012

Originally Published In

Vetruba, Brian. “Literary Encyclopedia.” The Charleston Advisor 13.3 (2012): 22–25,


Scholar-owned and managed Literary Encyclopedia is an online reference database covering authors, works, and themes from all literary periods, focusing primarily on English, American, Canadian, German, and Russian literatures with growing coverage of other national literatures. Articles are bio-critical in nature and written by esteemed faculty from universities worldwide. In addition to literary topics, the Encyclopedia also includes articles on historical events, philosophers, and other cultural topics and intellectuals. Gaps in coverage were found, as were a high number of entries with only basic information. Some problems with the search interface were also noted.