New resource offers a dynamic way to explore women's writing

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New resource offers a dynamic way to explore women's writing

Published on May 27 2010


The Library recently initiated a subscription to Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present.  This tool, aimed at researchers with an interest in literature, women's writing, or cultural history, contains biographical and writing career entries on over 1,000 writers.  Orlando offers new biographical and critical accounts of the lives and works of its subjects, with contextual materials relevant to critical and historical readings. 

A search on Louisa May Alcott, for example, will present a biography of her life, trace her writing career, and create connections with literary and historic figures of her time period.  Take a moment to explore this exciting new resource! 

Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women

Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women (image courtesy of ARTstor)