About Alexander Street Literature
1. About the Database
Alexander Street Literature is a comprehensive, cross-searchable package of collections covering literatures of place, race, and gender. Today, Alexander Street Literature features 8 collections and offers over 600,000 pages of poetry, short fiction, and novels. The database grows constantly, with new content being added on a regular basis.
Each database included in Alexander Street Literature has a scholarly editorial board to advise in matters of content selection, to write introductory materials, and to ensure that database functionality meets researchers' needs. The series features hundreds of thousands of pages of in-copyright titles and an extensive selection of rare and previously unpublished material. Users will also find numerous original scholarly essays specially commissioned by Alexander Street Press.
The Alexander Street Literature platform allows users to search across multiple collections in Alexander Street's literature portfolio, thus creating an opportunity for unprecedented comparative research across this wide-ranging body of literature. The following collections are included and cross-searchable: Black Short Fiction and Folklore, Black Women Writers, Caribbean Literature, Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period, Latin American Women Writers, Latino Literature, Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period, and South and Southeast Asian Literature in English.
A related package, Alexander Street Drama, includes Alexander Street’s 6 full-text play collections plus a drama reference database, North American Theatre Online. The plays collections in the package are Asian American Drama, Black Drama, North American Indian Drama, North American Women's Drama, Twentieth Century North American Drama, and the Latino drama in Latino Literature. Now, Alexander Street Literature cross-searches everything in both packages for customers who subscribe to both Alexander Street Drama and Alexander Street Literature.
2. Subscription and Free Trial Information
Academic libraries can purchase or subscribe to all the databases included in Alexander Street Literature for a fraction of the price you would pay when acquiring each of the collections separately. For pricing and other information, please contact us at email@example.com.
3. How to Contribute Materials or Comments
We welcome contributions from organizations and individuals, especially if you have materials that are unpublished or of unique interest. Submitting materials to our editors is easy and without obligation on your part.
- To submit materials for inclusion in the collection, please contact the Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are a commercial publisher who would like to discuss licensing materials for inclusion in the database, please contact the Editor at email@example.com.
- To report content errors or to suggest improvements, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the author, the document, and the page number. Please also include your email address, so that we can let you know the status of your correction.
All materials in the database are protected under U.S. and International Copyright Law. Fair use under the law permits reproduction of single copies for personal research and private use. Further transmission, reproduction, or presentation of protected items requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
5. Cataloging Records
We will be making MARC records available for each individual collection in Alexander Street Literature. Please ask your customer services representative for details.