Online databases can be a great resource for your literature assignments. And they're available 24/7. All you need is a library card for the Jefferson County library system (current and problem-free) and a computer with Internet access. Here's how you can get to the databases:
Go to the Birmingham Public Library's homepage: http://www.bplonline.org
In the upper right-hand corner of the screen, click on "Databases".
Under the heading “Listed by Subject”, click on the heading “Books, Literature, & Writers”.
Click on Literary Reference Center.
Literature Resource Center is another excellent database for literature information. It is listed right below the Literary Reference Center database. Literature Resource Center has biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of literary figures from all time periods.
General magazine databases may also have useful information for your assignment. The databases that will probably give the best results are Academic Search Premier and Expanded Academic ASAP.