The Literature Program


Bard CDO

The mission of the Bard College Career Development Office (CDO) is to help students find a professional purpose, along with offering a clear understanding of jobs in the 21st century. We ask students who they are and what matters to them, and then we partner with them to translate a liberal arts education into meaningful internships and work experience. We encourage students to schedule appointments, attend our programs, and contact the office for career advice.
Bard CDO

Bard Library and Bard Literature Databases

Bard’s library offers orientation tours and classes explaining how to use its website, catalogue, and print and online services. Classes are offered at various times during the academic year. Please contact Betsy Cawley at (845) 758-7064 or send her an email, to make arrangements.

British Humanities Index

This database is an international abstracting and indexing tool for research in the humanities, covering over internationally respected humanities journals and weekly magazines published in the UK and other English speaking countries, as well as quality newspapers published in the UK.

C19: Nineteenth Century Index

C19 Index draws on the strength of established indexes such as the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC), The Wellesley Index, Poole's Index, Periodicals Index Online and the Cumulative Index to Niles' Register 1811–1849 to create integrated bibliographic coverage of over 1.7 million books and official publications, 70,000 archival collections and 22.7 million articles published in over 2,500 journals, magazines and newspapers. C19 Index now provides integrated access to 13 bibliographic indexes, including more than three million records from British Periodicals Collections I and II, together with the expanded online edition of the Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism (DNCJ).

Cambridge Core

Cambridge Core (formerly Cambridge Companions Online) offers subject or theme based collections of content within a richly functional, fully cross-searchable online environment.

Gale Group Literary Index

Gale Literary Index is a master index to the major literature series published by The Gale Group. It combines and cross references more than 130,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and more than 140,000 titles into one source. It provides quick and easy access to 40 of Gale Group's literary series.


A backfile of core journals in the arts and sciences, JSTOR contains millions of pages in PDF format searchable through JSTOR itself or through the appropriate subject indexes.

LexisNexis Academic

Provides full-text access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information.

MLA International Bibliography

Provides over one million citations for items from journals and series published worldwide from 1963 to the present. Indexes books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies.

Noodle Tools (Noodle Bib)

  • Integrated tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, document
    archiving/annotation, and collaborative research and writing.
  • Differentiated, intelligent software and expert personal support for
    upper-elementary through university students.

Oxford English Dictionary

The accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources.

Project MUSE

With well over 100 journals in full-text, Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and many others, searchable through Project Muse itself, or through the appropriate subject indexes.


Books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Contains all the records cataloged by OCLC member libraries. Offers millions of bibliographic records.