St Francis de Sales, Patron Saint of Writers
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Welcome to this research guide designed to connect users of Gumberg Library with information on Catholic novelists writing in English. To be included on this list, a novelist need not be or have been a practicing Catholic, but their work must show the influence of Catholicism and reflect Catholic themes. It will link the user to books by and about individual Catholic novelists and about the category of Catholic fiction; will guide the user to appropriate reference works which will provide background information, and to literature and religion databases for magazine and journal articles, as well as book reviews. Rounding out the guide are tabs that will provide information on citation and on how to get materials not available at the Gumberg Library.
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This database provides information on thousands of authors and literary works. It includes biographies, reviews and news, literary criticism, and topic and work overviews.
Along with the full text of of 350,000 English and American works of literature, this database provides articles from 200 full-text literary journals and other key critical and reference resources.