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Facts On File Announces the Launch of Bloom’s Literary Reference Online

Posted Jan 31, 2007
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Facts On File has announced the redesign of its Literary Reference Online database. The thoroughly revised and expanded database is now called Bloom's Literary Reference Online, reflecting the inclusion of literary criticism and the Western Canon from the academic Harold Bloom.

The many improvements to Bloom's Literary Reference Online include:

* An Inviting New Interface-The appealing new interface provides users with faster, more direct access to the database's wealth of content.
* New Content-More than 14,000 new critical essays, entries on topics and themes, synopses and overviews, analyses, character entries, and biographies-including new literary criticism from Harold Bloom-have been added.
* Enhanced Browse and Search Features-Users can now conduct full-text keyword searches across the database. Within each entry, highlighted search terms, in-text linking, and links to suggested searches and related works facilitate further research. The revised browse features make it easy to browse entries within the Authors, Works, Topics and Themes, and Timeline sections. The Canon of Literature can also be used to browse the database.
* New Tabbed Search Results-Search results have been reorganized within tabs, by record type, such as "All Results," "Biographies," "Overviews and Synopses," "Analyses and Criticism," and a brand-new "Topics and Themes" section.
* Comprehensive New Timeline-The browsable and searchable timeline of world literature, with more than 15,000 entries, offers information about births, deaths, publications, and major literary events from the ancient era to the modern day.
* Harold Bloom's Western Canon-Explore Professor Harold Bloom's selection of authors and works that represent the greatest achievements of the Western literary tradition.
* Featured Content-The Authors and Works browse pages now include a monthly feature and lists of highlighted entries selected by the editors.

For ordering, pricing, or other information, contact the online sales department at

Source: Facts On File,

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