Bloom’s Literature: 2017 Year in Review—Updates and More

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Bloom’s Literature: 2017 Year in Review—Updates and More

Bloom’s Literature has been updated and enhanced throughout the past year, increasing the educational value of this award-winning resource.

Recent Updates and Additions:

  • Relaunch: The entire Bloom’s database was relaunched in 2017, including a dynamic new design, many additional features, and lots of new content.
  • Shakespeare Center: Added an all-new Shakespeare Center, providing comprehensive coverage of all Shakespeare’s works, with performance videos, criticism by important scholars, the full text of the plays, and more. Every Shakespearean play is examined in depth, with even more extensive coverage offered to the very greatest plays, such as Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Othello, King Lear, and As You Like It.
  • Full-text, classic works: Added an all-new Literary Classics eBook gateway featuring more than 800 full-text works from major authors and frequently studied works, including Anna Karenina, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Scarlet Letter, the works of Charles Dickens, and much more.
  • New search capabilities: Added new search and browse capabilities, including Search Assist technology and the ability to search timelines, plus dynamic citation capabilities.
  • Literary criticism: Added the full text of 195 additional source books from our acclaimed Critical Companion and Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations series on major writers, works, and movements, including Kurt Vonnegut, Margaret Atwood, George Saunders, A Christmas Carol, the Romantic Poets, and more.
  • Full-length videos: Added more than 200 additional full-length videos including feature film versions of:
    • Of Mice and Men and An Enemy of the People
    • BBC productions of Wuthering Heights, Vanity Fair, and Emma
    • Classic interviews with famous authors such as Arthur Miller, W. H. Auden, and Eudora Welty
    • and more.
  • Images: Added more than 5,000 new images of major literary authors and their works, with a particular emphasis on archival illustrations of Shakespeare.
  • Authoritative source list: Added an improved authoritative source list, providing a complete inventory, by type, of the sources of the content in the database, including thousands of scholarly and critical books, hundreds of peer-reviewed journals and other periodicals, respected image and manuscript archives, famous film and television producers, and more.
  • New features and functionality: Added Google Translate, Read Aloud, support for Google Sign-In, Save to Google Drive, and Share to Google Classroom.

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