These databases track articles, books, and book chapters published in sources that cover the field of literature.
Literary companions are guides to an author and their works. They often include a sampling of articles that analyze different aspects of the author's works. This can offer a useful place to start when you're just beginning to explore and haven't picked a research topic of your own yet. Keep in mind that you'll usually only find companions for better known, established authors.
To find out if there's a companion for an author you're researching, search the author's name and the term "companion" in the Five College Libraries Catalog. For example:
To limit your search to just only ebooks that are available to Mount Holyoke users, see the instructions at Finding ebooks in the Five College Libraries Catalog.