About Lit Finder
Access to full text poems, essays, speeches, plays, stories and more.
LitFinder spans history and geography to offer the works of more than 80,000 authors from over 660 nationalities. LitFinder immerses readers in more than:
- 135,000 full text poems;
- 850,000 additional poem citations and excerpts;
- 6,500 full text stories and novels;
- 3,800 full text essays from the 16th-20th centuries;
- 1,250 full text plays;
- 2,400 full text speeches;
- 2,350 author biographies;
- 1,800 photos and illustrations.
There are four searches to choose from in Lit Finder:
- Basic Search: enter a keyword, title, author or subject line into a single search box;
- Advanced Search: search from a list of more than 25 terms, such as: name of work, character name, literary movement/genre;
- Person Search: allows the user to search on specific attributes, such as gender or nationality;
- Work Search: find the full text version of poems, plays and stories with information about that written work.