ProQuest rolls out new literature database

ANN ARBOR—ProQuest, the Ann Arbor-based information provider, announced a new product intended to serve as a single destination for literary research, teaching and learning: ProQuest One Literature.

Developed in collaboration with faculty and librarians from universities with renowned literature departments, company officials said ProQuest One Literature brings together the largest, most inclusive literature collection ever curated with a wealth of additional multi-media, multi-format resources. The product has a unique focus on diversity, with a large collection of works by authors who have been marginalized throughout history.

ProQuest One Literature gives faculty and students access to millions of sources to meet that need for diversity, functionality and content, including:

  • A wealth of multi-format resources to help researchers and students gain a deeper understanding of literature. ProQuest One Literature users have access to more than 3 million literary criticism citations, 14,000 dissertations, 20,000 e-books, 1,300 videos and 1,200 full-text journals, so they can fully explore and experience the breadth of content related to their literary research question.
  • 500,000 primary texts written by authors from more than 65 nations, including the ProQuest Black Writing Collection and World Literature Collection, serving the growing numbers of scholars and students who seek a global, diverse representation—alongside works spanning the canon of traditional western literature covering poetry, prose and drama from the eighth century to today.
  • An unprecedented, discipline-specific approach for literary studies research to make researching more comprehensive, relevant and productive for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students. Author, work and movement pages serve as “one-stop” entry points for information related to an author, work or movement, and expert indexing brings disparate formats and literary content together in a way that has never been done before.
  • 1.1 million bibliographic citations from the Annual Bibliography of English Language & Literature (ABELL), a renowned index from the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) and a definitive resource for literary criticism.

The product is available on the ProQuest platform and searchable alongside other ProQuest resources.

ProQuest officials said they would continue an ongoing collaboration with the literature community to evolve and curate the product, adding even more content and analytic solutions.

Said Katie Birch, director of product management at ProQuest: “Our customers asked for a product that saves time for students and faculty, enriches curriculum and eliminates barriers to research. We’re proud to work with our respected advisers to launch a resource that will improve research, teaching and learning outcomes.”

ProQuest One Literature is the latest product in the ProQuest One initiative. ProQuest One debuted in January 2019 with the launch of ProQuest One Academic, now being adopted by institutions across the globe.

Learn more about ProQuest One Literature at

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