Monthly Archives: April 2013

Poetry Resources

The Poet Laureate, Natasha Tretheway commenced her residency in January of this year, in Washington D.C. To find out more about this poet and previous Poet Laureates, see the Library of Congress website on Poetry and Literature.

If you are looking for other poetry resources, consider the following databases:

Literature Criticism Online featuring Critical literary analysis of authors and their works across a broad range of regions, eras, and genres. Includes Something About the Author Online and Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online.

Literature Resource Center featuring access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline.

Literary Index featuring a master index to Gale’s series for authors and literary criticism.

Access these databases by clicking on Databases (a subheading in the box called Find Books & Articles) on our main library page and then selecting the letter ‘L’. Scroll down to the database titles listed above.

Are you putting together a marketing plan for a business or researching companies?

screenshot of databaseIf so, then try our new business database called ReferenceUSA, available to all students, faculty, and staff at UAA and APU.

ReferenceUSA helps you create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people.  The database provides real-time access to information on more than 20 million U.S. businesses, 1.5 million Canadian businesses, and 222 million consumers, as well as nearly 900,000 listings for physicians and dentists.

Company information is searchable by SIC/NAICS codes or key words, and sortable by size of company, company income, geographic location, etc.  You can create customized lists and data for your research needs!

Questions about this resource?  Contact Business Librarian Trina Carter at