Free Trial: Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

posted May 7, 2020, 11:20 AM by Central Library   [ updated May 7, 2020, 11:22 AM ]

From now until the end of the year, we have free access to Ebsco’s Poetry & Short Story Reference Center. 

Please let us know if you like it, and if we should fund it for next year!

The username for all of Central's Ebsco products is: mchs

The password can be found in by logging in to your school google account, 
and looking in this Google document,uid&custid=s9747828&groupid=main&profile=prc

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center contains the following content:

  • Thousands of full-text poems, short stories and dramatic works
  • Hundreds of audio recordings, including podcasts from The Poetry Foundation
  • High-quality videos from Academy of American Poets and MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
  • Detailed explications of both classic and contemporary poems
  • E-books focused on poetry, drama and short stories
  • Poetry Showcases from The Paris Review highlighting current and emerging writers and their works
The database is very easy to use. Students can search by keyword, author, title, poem or short story. In addition, they can browse alphabetically by poem, short story, poets and authors, poetic forms and techniques, themes, literary time periods and movements.