You are here

American Literature

18thConnect

Provides an aggregation of digital resources in a comprehensive research environment for scholars working on the literature, history, fine arts, and philosophy of the long eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Date Coverage:
1660-1800
Content Availability:
Full Text

20th century American poetry

Provides full text of thousands of American poems from 1900 to present. Searchable by poet, by first line or title, and by keyword(s)in poems. Complete bibliographical information is provided for each poem. Biographical information is also given for each author

Date Coverage:
1900 to present
Content Availability:
Full Text

20th century American poetry

Provides full text of thousands of American poems from 1900 to present. Searchable by poet, by first line or title, and by keyword(s)in poems. Complete bibliographical information is provided for each poem. Biographical information is also given for each author

Date Coverage:
1900 to present
Content Availability:
Full Text

ABELL

Covers English language and literature published anywhere in the world from 1920 onwards. Contains monographs, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews and collections of essays. Unpublished doctoral dissertations are covered for the period 1920–1999. Compiled under the auspices of the Modern Humanities Research Association. Proquest

Date Coverage:
1920 to present date
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
Resource Types:

Academic OneFile

Indexes and provides abstracts for articles in popular and scholarly journals in a broad range of disciplines. Basic and advanced searching with limits by document type (article, case study, reviews, cartoons, etc.), peer- reviewed, date, and other aspects. Includes full text of the New York Times (from 1985 - present), and full text of the London Times and the Financial Times. Good starting place for information sources as researcher begins to write a term paper. Can create free account to access additional features such as saving searches and creating search alerts. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
~1979 - present (varies by journal)
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Academic search complete

Provides a great starting place for research, as it offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals in all academic subjects, including more than 8,500 full-text and 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. Other types of publications included in this resource are books and book chapters, newspapers, magazines, conference proceedings, reports, etc. Searchable by keyword, title, author, subject, journal name, and a lot more. Results can be limited by date, language, publication type, full-text status or whether a journal is scholarly/peer-reviewed. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
Coverage varies
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

African-American newspapers

Provides indexing and full-text access to 8 major newspapers published by and for African Americans between 1827 - 1902. Articles include coverage of major issues, biographies of individuals, poetry, prose, and cultural concerns for the African American community. Three of the 8 titles were published in New York (including Frederick Douglass' 3 newspapers and The Colored American and Freedom's Journal), one from western Canada (Provincial Freedom), one from D.C. (The National Era), and the newspaper of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the U.S. (The Christian Recorder) from Philadelphia, PA. Vendor provides one interface for all its products, so choose as source "African American Newspapers" to search only these titles. Accessible Archives

Date Coverage:
1827-1902
Content Availability:
Full Text
Resource Types:

America's historical imprints

Provides a single search site for the following individual Early American Imprint databases: Evans: 1639 - 1800; Shaw : 1801 - 1819; and Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia: 1801 - 1819. Keyword and Advanced search features plus browsing by genre, publisher, author, place of publication, subject, and language. Full-text access to all content listed. Newsbank

Date Coverage:
1639 -1819
Content Availability:
Full Text

American doctoral dissertations, 1933-1955

A digital version of the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by U.S. universities during coverage dates. Includes those universities that did not send their dissertations to UMI. Taken from the print index, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities 1933-1955 and provides full page images of the original print index. May be searched by author, title, subject and university. Beware that when Ebsco says PDF full text it is not full text of the dissertation but full text of the entry in Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities which is only a brief bibliographic record

Date Coverage:
1933-1955
Content Availability:
Citations Only

American drama 1714-1915

Contains the full text of more than 1,500 American dramatic works from the colonial period to the beginning of the twentieth century. Numerous other genres are represented in the collection. Concise information on the literary and theatrical context of the plays is provided by newly-commissioned author biographies. Plays are also cross-searchable according to a range of criteria, including genre, date and place of first performance, and the nationality and ethnicity of the author

Date Coverage:
1770's to 1900
Content Availability:
Full Text

American film scripts online

Contains 1,009 scripts by 1,062 writers. It also contains facsimile images for more than 500 of these screenplays. Many of the scripts have never been published. The database is full-text searchable and includes detailed indexing on scenes, characters, and people. Supplemental information includes short biographies on the writers and awards given to individual films have been noted

Date Coverage:
1903-present
Content Availability:
Full Text

American founding era

Accesses the digital editions of the papers of the American Founders (Adams, Hamilton, Jackson, Jay, Jefferson, Dolley Madison, James Madison, Marshall, Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry, and Washington) and the documents relevant to the ratification of the Constitution. Text only; contains none of the notes, scholarly materials, or supporting materials in the print edition - for these use the "Digital Editions" of each of the individuals named (which we own as well). University of Virginia, Rotunda Collection

Date Coverage:
~1750 - ~1850
Content Availability:
Full Text

American national biography

Covers more than 18,000 individuals who fit all the following criteria: American (lived within what is now the United States), deceased (with enough time having passed since the individual's death to allow for critical evaluation), influenced American history or culture broadly (not just a locally influential individual), sufficient research materials exist on this individual to create a solid biographical essay. Essays are written by scholars and include a bibliography (including an indication of where a person's archives are located), links to reliable online resources, and links to cross- referenced individuals. Additionally, there are links to thematically related essays from the "Oxford Companion to United States History" to help place the individual in the larger trends and issues of his time. Drawing again on the "Oxford Companion to United States History," there are links to articles in 12 broad research topics to help focus a paper or research on an individual or an era. ANB may be searched by name, by keyword (any occurrence of it), or click on the "Search" tab to conduct an advanced search by gender, profession, birthplace, and other features. Oxford UP

Date Coverage:
c. 1400 - present
Content Availability:
Full Text

American rhetoric

Accesses a searchable online speech bank which indexes a growing database of 5000+ full-text, audio, and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, and other recorded media events. According to leading scholars of American public address, the top 100 speeches in this website are an index to and partial database of full-text transcriptions of the 100 most significant American political speeches of the 20th century. The site also features speeches from movies, the rhetoric of 9/11, Christian rhetoric, and definitions of 40 different figures of speech, with transcripts and clips of examples

Date Coverage:
Continually updated
Content Availability:
Full Text

American song

Provides access to over 6,000 albums (over 116,000 tracks) of songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and anti-war protests. Contains all of the content of the former African American Music database

Date Coverage:
Late 19th century to present
Content Availability:
Multimedia
Resource Types:

American West

Digitized special collection on the American west in fact and imagination drawn from the Graff Collection of the Newberry Library. Contains full-text and image resources including papers of pioneers and explorers, emigrant guides, travel journals, maps, printed books, newspapers, posters, city directories, railroad company records, and store catalogs. Covers all areas west of the Mississippi, including Canada and the Pacific Northwest, Mexico, and Texas. Divided into 11 major thematic areas, including: Native Americans, the Gold Rush, the Mormon Exodus, and Outlaws, (among others). Documents/books are dated between 1817 – 1962. Supported with scholarly essays on various aspects of the West and the Graff Collection, a chronology, an image gallery (from which slideshows may be created). Fully searchable; documents section may be browsed by list, theme, region, or document type (diary, broadside, photograph, etc.). May be searched alone or together with the American Indian Histories and Cultures collection. Adam Matthew

Date Coverage:
1718 - 1960
Content Availability:
Full Text

Bibliography of native North Americans

Indexes popular and scholarly journal articles, essays, Native American/First People's newspapers, books, and book reviews on all aspects of Native Americans. Contains citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Covers history, biography, anthropology, politics, literature, governance, gaming, culture, archaeology, and many other fields. Searchable fields include author, title, abstract, keyword, people, company, geographic terms, and publication. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1600 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

C19, the nineteenth century index

Indexes publications of the Anglo-American World, 1790- 1919, and provides links to the full text of many of the resources. Collections expand with each release of the database. The entire index and all resources contained within it are searchable; or the search can be limited to one of the individual resources included in the database. These resources include: Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue, The Nineteenth Century microfiche project; Periodicals: American Periodicals Series, British Periodicals, Niles' Register Index, Periodicals Index Online, Poole's Index to Periodical Literature, Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824-1900; Official Publications: House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, Proceedings of the Old Bailey, U.S. Congressional Serial Set; Archives: Archive Finder; Newspapers: Palmer's Index to The Times; Reference: Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism

Date Coverage:
1790-1919
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Cambridge companions

Provides globalized electronic access to all Cambridge online collections subscribed by Baylor University Libraries including: Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics; Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture; and Cambridge Companions to Music. This portal's search engine enables searching of the combined contents of all titles in subscribed series as well as localized searching of individual series. Cambridge University Press

Date Coverage:
Varies
Content Availability:
Full Text
Resource Types:

Cambridge companions to literature and classics

Provides access to over 200 e-books in the Cambridge Companion series for literature (British, American, European, British Colonies, ethnic traditions) and classical authors. The essays in each themed collection are written by scholars in that field and provide background information and an analysis of the topic selected, offering a good starting point for research. Search the entire collection of over 200 books in this series by keyword, or browse the individual titles and search within the title. Printing of single pages or entire essays is available. Cambridge University Press

Date Coverage:
~1990 - present
Content Availability:
Full Text
Resource Types:

Center for Research Libraries online catalog. Dissertations

Searchable online index of foreign (non-U.S or Canada) doctoral dissertations held by the Center for Research Libraries. 800,000 doctoral dissertations (including those of Albert Einstein, Dag Hammarskjold, and other Nobel laureates). The collection ranges from the mid-1800s to the current day. Advanced search provides limits by Year, Language, and Place of Publication (country). Browsing by country and/or awarding institution is available. Baylor is a member of CRL and Scholars and researchers from CRL member institutions have free and unlimited use of the CRL collections through interlibrary loan. CRL

Date Coverage:
Mid 1800's to present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Colonial America (Marlborough, England)

Provides access to the National Archives (UK) files of original correspondence on British colonies in North America and the Caribbean. These files (from the CO 5 section of the National Archives) include the correspondence, charters, military documents, pamphlets, instructions to officials and other documents between the Board of Trade in the UK and the Secretaries of State in the various colonies. This information discusses the growth and development of colonial institutions, trade, piracy, religious issues, slavery and the slave trade, and settler’s relations with the Native Peoples

Date Coverage:
1606-1822
Content Availability:
Full Text

Columbia Granger's world of poetry

Contains over 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations, numbers that will continually expand with each update. The poems in full text are the most widely-read in the English language, as well as in Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Included also is poetry in Portuguese, Polish, Yiddish, Welsh, Gaelic, and other Celtic languages, as well as poems in the ancient languages: Anglo-Saxon, Provencal, and Latin. Indexes poetry in published anthologies, with citations providing poem title, author, publisher, subject(s), and a list of anthologies in which the selected poem appears; includes brief biographies of poets and some commentary

Date Coverage:
From the beginning of recorded literature to the present day
Content Availability:
Full Text

Contemporary authors

Provides a bio-bibliographical guide to nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields. American emphasis but British and other international writers are also covered. Includes a bibliography of works by the author and an evaluative essay of the author's works which draws on reviews and interviews. Updated regularly. Useful for general overview, critical reception, and listing of works published with original publication dates. Gale

Date Coverage:
19th century to present
Content Availability:
Full Text

Dictionary of literary biography

Presents systematically career biographies and criticisms of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods. Contains articles on literary authors from throughout the world

Date Coverage:
From the beginning of recorded literature to the present day
Content Availability:
Full Text

Dictionary of literary biography

Presents systematically career biographies and criticisms of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods. Contains articles on literary authors from throughout the world

Date Coverage:
From the beginning of recorded literature to the present day
Content Availability:
Full Text

Directory of open access journals

Indexes the scholarly and scientific literature in open access journals (journals which do not charge the individual or the institution a subscription fee but make their content freely available). Journals indexed must be peer-reviewed or have editorial quality control and report results of research to a scholarly community to be included in the indexing. Access to full text varies by journal. All languages and subjects are covered. Search for articles by keyword (with Boolean "and/or/not" connectors), search journals by title, or browse journals by broad subject categories. DOAJ, Lund University Library (Sweden)

Date Coverage:
~2002 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Documenting the American South

Provides access to digitized documents and images regarding the American South from the first colonies in Virginia through the 20th century. Documents are organized into 14 themed collections (Oral Histories of the American South, North American Slave Narratives, Charlotte, etc.) and are compiled by the University Library at the University of North Carolina from its research collections and institutions. Primary sources are key elements of this collection with includes, maps, books, letters, memoirs, and rare books. Several of the collections focus on North Carolina, however, a geographic search shows 44 of the 50 states are represented in the documentation. Collections may be searched by keywords (across all collections) or by use of the author, subject, title, and geographic links provided. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Date Coverage:
1600 - 2000
Content Availability:
Full Text

Dolley Madison digital edition

Indexes and provides access to the full text of all of Dolley Madison's correspondence. As the wife of President James Madison and as the unofficial hostess on occasion during Jefferson's Presidency, her letters testify to personal, social, and political issues of the times. Primary Source. University of Virginia, Rotunda Collection

Date Coverage:
1768 - 1849
Content Availability:
Full Text

Early American imprints. Series I, Evans (1639-1800)

Now part of the database called America's Historical Imprints from Readex. Provides full-text and full-page- image access to books, pamphlets, and broadsides printed in America from 1639-1800. Based on the renowned American Bibliography by Charles Evans (14 vols., 1903-34, 1955- 59); and subsequent bibliographic works by Roger Bristol, James Mooney and Clifford Shipton. Upon completion, Evans Digital will consist of over 36,000 works and 2,400,000 images. This database includes more than 1,000 works located, catalogued, and digitized since the completion of the earlier microfilmed set, Early American Imprints, 1639 -1800, which was also based on Charles Evans' American Bibliography

Date Coverage:
1639-1800
Content Availability:
Full Text

Early American imprints. Series II, Shaw-Shoemaker (1801 -1819)

Continues Evans' American Bibliography as edited by Shaw and Shoemaker and also part of the America's Historical Imprints database from Readex. Provides a record of publishing history in the United States for the dates covered and full-text access to these books, pamphlets, broadsides, government documents, and European books reprinted for an American audience. Searching by keyword and browsing by genre, place of publication, author, subject, and others. Shaw-Shoemaker may be searched alone or in conjunction with either/both Evans and the Library Company of Philadelphia. Primary sources

Date Coverage:
1801 - 1819
Content Availability:
Full Text

Early American imprints. Series II. Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1801-1819

Adds many previously unknown resources to the "Early American Imprints, Shaw-Shoemaker, Series II" materials from the collections of a premier private library of American historical, social, and cultural printed materials. Includes books, pamphlets, broadsides, sermons, religious tracts, and political materials. Also part of the America's Historical Imprint Series from Readex. Primary sources

Date Coverage:
1801 - 1819
Content Availability:
Full Text

Ebook central

Provides access to academic and scholarly electronic books which Baylor University Libraries have purchased. Covers all subject fields. Keyword search across entire collection or browse by broad subject. Search by keyword within individual books. Links out to definitions, explanations, biographies, maps, and other information resources. Copy and paste text (citation is embedded in the copy feature) or print up to 60 sequential pages at a time. Create account to use "Bookshelf" and save notes features of reader. ProQuest

Date Coverage:
~2000 - present
Content Availability:
Full Text
Resource Types:

EBSCOhost electronic journals service

Provides access to a directory of electronic journals indexed in EBSCO databases; for some titles, EBSCO has rights to grant online, full-text access. Browse journals by title, subject, or publisher; search journals by title (keyword in title, title contains, or exact match); or search for articles by keyword or author. NOT the place to start a research or paper project as the results returned will be too numerous for most users. Very useful to view the table of contents of a particular journal, to search for all articles in a specific journal on X topic, or to find an article in a specific journal indexed by EBSCO when the database which includes the journal in its coverage is unknown. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
Varies
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Emily Dickinson's correspondences

Presents a full-text and searchable edition of Emily Dickinson’s correspondence and 74 poems in one scholarly edition. These poems were contained within or were a letter in themselves to her sister-in-law, Susan Dickinson. These poems are often contextualized by the letter. The searchable texts are also accompanied by a digitized scan of the holographic manuscript. The database can be searched by full-text, date, manuscript features, and genre. Table of contents allows for viewing related texts (as a “constellation”) to enhance scholarship. Primary Source

Date Coverage:
1850's-1886
Content Availability:
Full Text

Ethos

Makes UK theses (electronic and paper based) available via a 'one-stop-shop' by harvesting e-theses from institutional repositories and digitizing paper theses on- demand from researchers. Some theses are available for immediate download, while others can be requested from a participating institution which then sends the thesis to the British Library for digitization. In order to download a thesis or request digitization, you must register with the site

Date Coverage:
1600s-present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
Resource Types:

European views of the Americas. 1493-1750

Electronic version of the printed work "European Americana : A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1651-1675," which does not add full text. Lists the works printed in Europe which contain references to the Americas (including North and South America, Greenland, and the Caribbean Islands); . Includes a very limited list of libraries known to have copies of each work, contents notes, and list of other standard reference works to include each title listed. Search by keyword and other details of publication (author, subject, publisher, bookseller), but not by language of publication. Many of the English-language publications will be found in the full-text database "Early English Books" (covers through 1700). EBSCO

Date Coverage:
1493 - 1750
Content Availability:
Citations Only
Resource Types:

Evans early American imprint collection-text creation partnership

Contains texts of American imprints published between 1639 and 1800. A collection of titles relating to the history of seventeenth and eighteenth century America

Date Coverage:
1639 - 1800
Content Availability:
Full Text

Expanded academic ASAP

Provides broad coverage of news sources (including video), popular, trade, and scholarly journals on a wide range of topics. Good starting place to find or narrow a topic. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
~1980 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
Resource Types:

Expanded academic ASAP

Provides broad coverage of news sources (including video), popular, trade, and scholarly journals on a wide range of topics. Good starting place to find or narrow a topic. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
~1980 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
Resource Types:

Fiction core collection

Provides a selective annotated list of fiction for adults that includes both established and contemporary works either written in or translated into English. Entries provide complete bibliographic data, price, a descriptive annotation, notes about related works, and evaluative quotations from a review when available. Out-of-print titles are included, and analytical entries are made for composite works. Searchable by author, title, keyword, subject, reading level, best lists, ISBN, etc. H. W. Wilson

Date Coverage:
Unknown
Content Availability:
Citations Only
Resource Types:

Gale Artemis. Literary sources

Provides a single search site for seven different and very useful full-text resources in literature covering biography and criticism of major authors and literary works from classical Greek and Roman literature to contemporary works; all languages and most countries are represented. Among the individual titles included are: Contemporary Authors (biographical information and lists of published works), Dictionary of Literary Biography (in- depth essays on an author’s life and influences, and his/ her works), Literature Criticism Online (excerpts from critical essays and reviews of major works from poetry, drama, prose, and short story, and children’s literature), the Scribner Writers Series and the Twayne’s Authors Series (which provide in-depth book-length studies of an author and her works), Something About the Author (information on children’s authors and illustrators), and other sources with briefer information. Search all titles at once or select individual title(s) via a checkbox. Simple keyword search or advanced search by author, specific work, and subject. Limits by document type (article, book, etc.), language of publication, and date. GALE

Date Coverage:
N/A
Content Availability:
Full Text

Gerritsen collection of Aletta H. Jacobs

Trace the history of women’s movements and feminism over four centuries of documents and journals and across multiple countries in Europe and North America in this one collection. Full-text of primary source documents, journals, and pamphlets, in 14 langages (primarily English, German, and French), it is possible to trace developments in a single country or across several countries. The Gerritsen Collection includes advice manuals, education and professional training, history, social conditions, social reform, legal status, women’s health, and women’s employment. Among the books are many biographies of women – full-length biographies and biographical sketch collections. Gerritsen also has an extensive section of early women’s periodicals from 1860 through the 1940’s. Quick or Advanced search features are available for the entire collection, with limits for books or periodicals only. Primary Source. ProQuest

Date Coverage:
1543-1945
Content Availability:
Full Text

Handbook of Texas online

Contains articles on Texas history, geography, and culture. Search by keyword or browse entries by title, event, date, person, or location. Texas State Historical Association

Date Coverage:
N/A
Content Availability:
Full Text

HarpWeek

Full text access to one of the most important and widely- circulated weekly news periodicals in the United States. Search by simple keyword or by proximity keyword (how close one word is to another) or search the indexes or the summaries of the literary works published by Harper's Weekly. Harper's Weekly was important in promoting or ridiculing politicians, authors, movements, and social concerns. Its cartoonists and illustrators are famous among the ranks of artists and journalists. Covered national and international news. Library has access to issues from 1857 - 1877. Primary Source. HarpWeek

Date Coverage:
1857 - 1877
Content Availability:
Full Text

HathiTrust digital library

Serves as a digital repository for major research institutions and libraries to archive their immense digital collections and to ensure that the cultural record that these digital collections represent is preserved and accessible today and in the future. HathiTrust was founded in 2008 and includes content from the Google Books project and Internet Archive

Date Coverage:
16th cent. to present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Herman Melville's Typee

Provides full-text and digital reproduction access to the many editions and revisions of Herman Melville’s novel Typee – the work that was Melville’s most popular in his lifetime. A fluid text is described as “any literary work that exists in multiple versions due to authorial, editorial, or cultural revision. . . .” Includes scholarly introduction and searching by keyword (searching is case sensitive); supports wild card search features (see “Searching the Text” for full details)

Date Coverage:
N/A
Content Availability:
Full Text

Humanities & social sciences index retrospective (EBSCO)

Indexes articles from English-language periodicals from 1907 to 1984. Includes some of the best-known scholarly journals and numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines. Coverage includes a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of humanities and social sciences journals. Content from H.W. Wilson's International Index and Social Science and Humanities Index included

Date Coverage:
1907-1984
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
Resource Types:

Humanities source (EBSCO)

The extensive collection features full text for journals, high-quality indexing and in-depth abstracts for thousands of journals, and indexing for hundreds of thousands of articles, including book reviews. It also provides full text plus abstracts and bibliographic indexing for the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, including feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama and poetry, books review, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs

Date Coverage:
1907 to present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
Resource Types:

Johns Hopkins guide to literary theory & criticism

Presents a comprehensive historical survey of the field's most important figures, schools, and movements. Includes almost 300 alphabetically arranged entries and subentries on critics and theorists, critical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods. Updated annually

Date Coverage:
N/A
Content Availability:
Full Text

JSTOR

Provides online access to important scholarly journals and books in many different disciplines. For journals, JSTOR mainly serves an archival function; it contains recent issues for some titles, but for most titles the available issues are two years old or more. Can be searched by author, title, or keyword, with limits available for discipline, dates, language, type of publication, and publication title. No subject access is provided, so use other databases for subject searching

Date Coverage:
19th - 21st centuries
Content Availability:
Full Text

Literary reference center (EBSCO)

"Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), more than 460 literary journals, more than 693,000 book reviews, nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,500 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more." -- from EBSCO service web page

Date Coverage:
N/A
Content Availability:
Full Text

Literary research guide

Provides a selective annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics. Evaluates important bibliographies, abstracts, surveys of research, indexes, databases, catalogs, general histories and surveys, annals, chronologies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks

Date Coverage:
From the beginning of British literature to the present day
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

Literary research guide

Provides a selective annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics. Evaluates important bibliographies, abstracts, surveys of research, indexes, databases, catalogs, general histories and surveys, annals, chronologies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks

Date Coverage:
From the beginning of British literature to the present day
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

Literature

Provides full text of works of English, American, African- American, and Canadian poetry, English and American drama and prose, and full-text literature journals. In addition it offers some of the leading literary reference works and links to web texts. The front page offers searches for Authors, Texts, Criticism, and Reference works. A search by author will provide resources divided into texts, criticism, and reference which include a biography of the author’s life, a bibliography of the author’s works, and reference articles on the author. Using the top search box will enable you to find all the resources in Literature Online related to a particular author, title of a work, or subject matter. Can also be used to search for word(s) in the text of any work contained in Literature Online including those in Early English Books Online. ProQuest

Date Coverage:
From the beginning of British literature to the present day
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Literature criticism online

Allows cross-searching of the following GALE databases: Children's Literature Review, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Twentieth-Century Literature Criticism

Date Coverage:
N/A
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Literature resource center

Provides access to a wide variety of literature information. Entry is by “Keyword,” “Name of work,” or “Person-By or About.” Tabs at the top divide results into Literature Criticism, Biographies, Topic & Work Overviews, Reviews & News, Primary Sources & Literary Works and Multimedia. Includes Gale's 12 literary criticism collections which are also in Gale’s database, Literature criticism. Also includes Scribner’s Writers Series, Twayne’s Authors Series, and other Gale literary encyclopedias and handbooks. In addition you will find references and links to full text for a variety of journal articles and some NPR commentaries. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
From the beginning of recorded literature to the present day
Content Availability:
Full Text

Making of America (Online : Cornell University. Library)

Provides indexing and digital access to books and journals published in America in the 19th century (Cornell dates: 1840 - 1900). Making of America (MOA) is a cooperative effort between Cornell and University of Michigan to digitize important materials in American social history. Each University selected different but significant book and journal titles to digitize. Collectively, the subject strengths of the MOA are education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. Each University's collection must be searched separately. Search by keyword, basic, Boolean, proximity, and bibliographic/citation information or browse by book title or journal title/issue. Cornell University

Date Coverage:
1840 - 1900
Content Availability:
Full Text

Making of America (Online : University of Michigan)

Provides indexing and digital access to books and journals published in America in the 19th century (UM dates are ~ 1850 - ~1877). Making of America (MOA) is a cooperative effort between Cornell and University of Michigan (UM) to digitize important materials in American social history. Each University selected different but significant book and journal titles to digitize. Collectively, the subject strengths of the MOA are education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. Each University's collection must be searched separately. Search by keyword, basic, Boolean, proximity, and bibliographic/citation information. Browse the UM collection by book or journal title by using the links at the bottom of the home page. Primary Source. University of Michigan

Date Coverage:
1850 - 1877
Content Availability:
Full Text

MLA directory of periodicals

Presents detailed information on more than 6,000 journals and book series in the areas of literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Most but not all are currently indexed in the MLA International Bibliography. The entries list editorial addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, e- mail addresses, frequency of publication, descriptions of the periodicals' scopes, circulation figures, subscription prices and addresses, advertising information, and submission guidelines

Date Coverage:
Annual
Content Availability:
Full Text
Resource Types:

MLA international bibliography

Provides a subject, author, and title index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. MLA indexers review books, journals, and Web sites for material that relates to all forms of human communication. Coverage includes literature from all over the world--Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. Folklore is represented by folk literature, music, art, rituals, and belief systems. Linguistics and language materials range from history and theory of linguistics, comparative linguistics, semantics, stylistics, and syntax to translation. Other topics include literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), and history of printing and publishing. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1920 to present date
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

Naxos spoken word library

Provides access to classical literature audiobooks and educational material, including novels, plays, and poetry from all periods. Entire library accessible through free apps for iPhone and iPad. See Spoken Word site for details

Date Coverage:
All periods
Content Availability:
Multimedia
Resource Types:

NDLTD

Provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), this resource is building a comprehensive gateway to all doctoral and master-level theses and dissertations, many openly accessible, by harvesting the information from repositories throughout the world

Date Coverage:
Date varies
Content Availability:
Full Text
Resource Types:

OAIster

Makes available an Open Access Initiative to provide indexing and access to freely available books, journal articles, newspapers, manuscripts, audio files, video files, photographic images, datasets, and theses and dissertations. International in scope. Search by keyword, or use advanced search for author/title/subject search. Results may be limited by format. OCLC

Date Coverage:
All years
Content Availability:
Full Text

Oxford bibliographies. American literature

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on American Literature. Introductory essay provides a review of current research trends and issues. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies

Date Coverage:
Date varies
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
Resource Types:

Oxford bibliographies. Victorian literature

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on the literature of the Victorian period, which encompasses the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies

Date Coverage:
N/A
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
Resource Types:

Oxford English dictionary

Provides online access to the historical dictionary of the English language. Includes definitions, history of word use (including first recorded use starting c. 1200), but goes beyond this to include essays on the history of the English language; on particular idiomatic word uses; jargon, and slang; on regional English variations; and on the origins of all languages (not just English). Includes various features like "Word of the Day," which may be subscribed to for free, and timelines indicating when a word entered the English language. Oxford University Press

Date Coverage:
1200 - present day
Content Availability:
Full Text

Oxford handbooks online. Literature

"The literature section of OHO will include essays on most aspects of poetry, prose, verse, and drama in English, and will also include work on Film Studies. Its chronological range extends from around 1300 to the present day. Its principal focus is on writing produced in the British Isles and North America, but it will include a growing body of work relating to literature from other English- speaking regions of the world. Essays represent a variety of critical approaches (historical, formalist, theoretical), and seek to combine original scholarship with authoritative introductions to their topic. These are not simply guides to existing research but exemplary essays which explore new avenues for future work. The present scope of the collection reflects the range of the printed Oxford Handbooks, which offer particularly strong coverage of Shakespeare, early modern (1500-1700), modern, and American topics. As the resource grows this coverage will be supplemented in ways will produce a comprehensive and reliable guide to all areas of writing in English from the earlier Middle Ages to the present day"--Homepage

Date Coverage:
Date varies
Content Availability:
Full Text
Resource Types:

Papers of Alexander Hamilton

Fully searchable text of all known papers by and to Alexander Hamilton between 1768 – 1804 (this collection is complete). Searchable by author or recipient, date, or by the notes from the printed edition. Includes a chronology, index, and scholarly updates since the publication of the print edition. Primary Source

Date Coverage:
1768-1804
Content Availability:
Full Text

Papers of Andrew Jackson

Fully searchable text of the papers of Andrew Jackson. Publication of volumes is in progress (usually chronologically) and new volumes are added as available. Searchable by author or recipient, date, or by the notes from the printed edition. Includes a chronology and index

Date Coverage:
1770-1845
Content Availability:
Full Text

Papers of John Marshall

Fully searchable text of the papers of John Marshall, including law cases and judicial opinions. Publication of volumes is in progress (usually chronologically) and new volumes are added as available. Searchable by author or recipient, date, or by the notes from the printed edition. Includes a chronology and index

Date Coverage:
1775-1835
Content Availability:
Full Text

Papers of Thomas Jefferson

Provides digital access to Jefferson's papers, letters, and documents from the time he was 19. An ongoing publishing project (both in print and digitally) it includes the a "Retirement Series" from the end of his Presidency to his death. The collection may be searched full text, or by date, author, or recipient. Includes a chronology and Jefferson's drawings (largely architectural). Primary Source. University of Virginia, Rotunda Collection

Date Coverage:
1762-1824 with ongoing updates
Content Availability:
Full Text

People of the founding era

Enables users to search the various papers and documents contained in the University of Virginia’s Founding Era full-text documents to identify individuals and their connections. Prosopography is the study of groups of people (grouped by gender, occupation, birth year, and other key data points) to study the group itself, not just the individuals. This database enables users to identify connections, patterns, etc. through a keyword search, with limits for gender, birth/death year, occupation, religion, and geographical region to better enable such a prosopographical study. The data is less robust for women, slaves, and Native Americans due to the nature of the historical record, but is still useful for identifying patterns among these groups. References to the primary sources in the Founding Era documents (which Baylor also owns digitally) makes finding the context for the individual very easy. Interactive, visual graphs of connections are provided. Brief biographies are provided for all individuals and the data on each person is presented in the same way so that searches can be more effective. The People of the Founding Era is still a work in progress with information being added regularly

Date Coverage:
1713-1815
Content Availability:
Full Text
Resource Types:

Periodicals index online

Indexes the table of contents of journals going as far back as 1665 and as recent as 1995. It covers 37 key subject areas in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences and indexes over 15 million articles. Periodicals Index Online covers not only journals published by academic presses but also those journals published as popular reading which now provide valuable research materials for scholars. ProQuest/Chadwyck-Healey

Date Coverage:
1665 - 1995
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
Resource Types:

Play index

Indexes more than 30,000 plays written from Antiquity to the present and published from 1949 to the present; includes mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama. Searchable by title, author, subject, style, genre, cast type, and more. All master records contain a link to the results of an Internet metasearch of specially selected Web sites to link to full text, criticism, and other useful information. Provides the full publication details needed to locate the play in its published manifestations. For plays published separately, the publisher, date, pagination, ISBN, and LC number are given. Plays in collections link to full bibliographic information. H. W. Wilson

Date Coverage:
Antiquity to the present day
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
Resource Types:

Project Muse

Provides searching and full-text access to scholarly journals from a wide variety of not-for-profit organizations (university presses, scholarly societies, historical associations, and religious communities). Browse journals by individual title or by subject groupings, or search for articles by author, title, subject, etc. Limits by year, article type (review, poetry, drama, fiction), date, and language of article. Project Muse/Johns Hopkins University Press

Date Coverage:
Varies by journal
Content Availability:
Full Text

ProQuest dissertations & theses global(Online)

Includes citations to dissertations and theses from around the world from 1637. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150- word abstracts. Simple bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full-text coverage for older graduate works. Other dissertations and theses are available for purchase as printed copies. Included with this database is also ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - UK & Ireland

Date Coverage:
1637 to present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Readers' guide retrospective

Provides indexing to the most popular magazines for the general public from 1890 - 1982. Areas covered include children and teen magazines, television guides, news and opinion magazines, art journals, women's and men's magazines, etc. Sample titles indexed: National Geographic, Ms., Motor Trends, Parent's Magazine, People, Scientific American, and Audubon. Includes book reviews. H.W. Wilson

Date Coverage:
1890 - 1982
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

Sabin Americana, 1500-1926

Indexes and provides full-text access to the majority of items printed about the Western hemisphere (North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean) for the dates covered. Books, newspapers, journals, and pamphlets. Searchable by author, title, keyword, full-text, and subject with limiters for date, language of publication, illustration, holding library of original document, or Sabin collection number. Contents are based on the original print publication which was published over a number of years and increasing narrowed the focus of included items as the work progressed. Sabin is an essential research tool for identifying literary and historically significant publications in and about the “new world” on topics of politics, economics, history, literature, religion, biography, culture, exploration, westward expansion, Native Americans, early American military history, slavery and abolition, and more. Search Sabin Americana alone or in conjunction with a dozen primary source tools using the Artemis Primary Sources search interface. Gale. Primary Source

Date Coverage:
1500-1926
Content Availability:
Full Text

Salem literature

Provides a searchable database of literary criticism contained in various series from the publisher Salem Press, including Critical Insights and Magill's Literary Annuals. Salem Press

Date Coverage:
1977 to present
Content Availability:
Full Text

Scopus

Provides citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed titles from international publishers, Open Access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, book series, patents, and quality web sources as far back as 1823. Includes 4 collections: life sciences, health sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences and humanities. Search documents, authors, or affiliation. Advanced search uses Boolean operators and codes. Limitable by facets. Provides related articles and citation information. Customizable personal accounts. Part of the SciVerse system

Date Coverage:
1823 to present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

Scopus

Provides citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed titles from international publishers, Open Access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, book series, patents, and quality web sources as far back as 1823. Includes 4 collections: life sciences, health sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences and humanities. Search documents, authors, or affiliation. Advanced search uses Boolean operators and codes. Limitable by facets. Provides related articles and citation information. Customizable personal accounts. Part of the SciVerse system

Date Coverage:
1823 to present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

Scribner writers series

Includes full-text articles on writers and literary genres drawn from 13 Scribner print series. Among the sets included are Latin America Writers, European Writers, British Writers, American Writers, Writers for Children, Science Fiction Writers, Mystery and Suspense Writers, and African Writers. Each signed article was written by a noted scholar and concludes with a bibliography of primary and secondary sources for further study. Scribner

Date Coverage:
From the beginning of recorded literature to the present day
Content Availability:
Full Text

Selected papers of John Jay

Fully searchable text of the papers of John Jay. Publication of volumes is in progress (usually chronologically) and new volumes are added as available. Searchable by author or recipient, date, or by the notes from the printed edition. Includes a chronology and index

Date Coverage:
1760-1829
Content Availability:
Full Text

Short story index

Provides a bibliographic index of short stories written in or translated into English that have appeared in collections and selected periodicals. Searchable by author, title, subject, keyword, date, literary technique and source, or by any combination of terms. Content Includes: Detailed indexing of more than 117,000 stories from more than 4,200 collections and anthologies, full text for nearly 5,000 stories, coverage dating as far back as 1984. A separate database (Short story index retrospective ) takes the coverage back to 1915. (H. W. Wilson) EBSCO

Date Coverage:
1985 to present
Content Availability:
Citations Only
Resource Types:

Short story index retrospective

Provides a bibliographic index of short stories written in or translated into English that have appeared in collections and selected periodicals from1915 to 1984. In- depth subject indexing helps to find stories by topics and themes, genres, people, and locales of where the story takes place. Links are provided to the full text of some short stories from the HathiTrust digital library. A separate database, Short Story Index, picks up the coverage in 1984 and continues to the present date. (H. W. Wilson). EBSCO

Date Coverage:
1915 to 1984
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
Resource Types:

Something about the author

Provides full text entries containing information about the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. Includes online access to the print pages in all volumes of Gale's Something about the Author series, both the main series and autobiography series. Each entry contains information on their life, career, memberships, awards/honors, and adaptations. A bibliography of works authored and/or illustrated is provided in date order. There is also a section, titled Sidelights, which provides insight on the author's life and work. Sidelights often includes quotes from the author and excerpts from reviews. Illustrations from the author's books are included. Gale

Date Coverage:
Historical to current authors
Content Availability:
Full Text

Texas reference center

Provides access to numerous full-text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic and cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business, as well as home and garden and sports and leisure. Includes biographies of famous historical and contemporary Texans. Also provides access to local Texas newspapers with state and national coverage (retrospective coverage is limited). A good quick reference for Texana-related material. Retrospective serials coverage varies. Newspaper content appears to begin in the mid-2000's. Some journal coverage goes back as far as 1993. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
1993-
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

Theatre in video. Volume I

Covers a wide range of 20th century theatre history with online streaming video. Includes live television broadcasts of New York productions from the 50s, revivals of classic works and experimental performances from the 60s and 70s, as well as important contemporary performances. Unlike Hollywood adaptations, these are the actual original productions, captured and recorded while performed for a live theatre audience. Plays range from classical Greek to the 20th century. Documentaries include interviews with prominent playwrights and actors as well as specialized subjects. Searchable by productions, documentaries, all people, actors, directors, playwrights, genres, companies, theatres, dates, all subjects, and clips. Play lists and clips may be created and saved. Alexander Street Press

Date Coverage:
1930 to the present day
Content Availability:
Full Text
Resource Types:

Theatre in video. Volume II

A streaming video collection of 400 hours of new, international, and contemporary performances; ground- breaking documentaries; and critical instructional series for theatre and drama programs across the globe, including many new performances from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre collection (Opus Arte), Theatre Arts Films, the BBC, and TMW Media Group

Date Coverage:
N/A
Content Availability:
Multimedia
Resource Types:

Twayne's authors series

Provides literary criticism that offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements, and to the development of literary genres. Features the content of three print series: United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors. Twayne

Date Coverage:
From the beginning of recorded literature to the present day
Content Availability:
Full Text

Twentieth-century drama

Provides a digital collection of scripts and author information. Features plays from noted playwrights as well as lesser known dramatists; the collection includes works by over 300 writers. The full range of dramatic styles, genres, and traditions is represented, from widely studied and frequently performed plays to important examples of radical theatre, regional theatre, postcolonial theatre, women's theatre, and popular forms such as farce and thriller that are often under- represented in surveys of the period. Searches may be done for playwright, title, and keyword in the play. Proquest/ Chadwyck-Healey

Date Coverage:
1900 to 2000
Content Availability:
Full Text

US history collection (Gale)

Indexes and provides abstracts to articles in about 40 journals (scholarly and popular) in history. History is defined broadly to include journals covering folklore, ecology, religion, and archaeology, among others. Coverage dates are 1980 - present; as an example of how narrow their journal coverage is, the subject "Clinton, Bill" has only 114 results associated with it. This would be a good starting point for contemporary issues, or if the user has a very broad topic and isn't sure how to start. Better yet, the "Browse Subject" feature can help select or narrow down a topic. Once there is a focused topic, other article indexes can be used to get a fuller picture of the topic. Includes full text of many of the articles indexed. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
1980 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text
Resource Types:

Web of science. Core collection

Provides access to bibliographic information of journal articles through the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index from 1900 to present. Search by topic, author, publication, editor, language, etc. Provides citation information. Limitable by facets. Customizable personal accounts

Date Coverage:
1900 to present
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
Resource Types:

Web of science. Current contents connect

Contains table of contents and bibliographic information from scholarly journals and books since 1998 to present in the areas of Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences; Social & Behavioral Sciences; Clinical Medicine; Life Sciences; Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences; Engineering, Computing & Technology; Arts & Humanities; Business Collection; Electronics & Telecommunications Collection. Includes Basic Search (by topic topic, title, author, publication), Advanced Search, Browse Journals. Limitable by facets. Web of Science

Date Coverage:
1998 to present
Content Availability:
Citations Only
Resource Types:

World digital library

Provides digital access to primary resources from cultures and countries around the world across all time. Includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, motion pictures, prints and art, and sound recordings. A joint project of the Library of Congress and U.N.E.S.C.O., the site is arranged visually using a map of the world to indicate the number of culturally significant items available for each 9 geographical groupings. Each item is given a summary description which describes the item and it's cultural importance. The site may also be searched by keyword or browsed by place, time, topic, type of item, or institution. Language options for English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese

Date Coverage:
8,000 BCE - 2010 CE
Content Availability:
Multimedia

WorldCat

Contains an online catalog to the book, media, archival, journal, map, music, and special collections holdings of libraries across the United States and internationally. Can limit by year, type of material, and other factors. OCLC FirstSearch

Date Coverage:
All years
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
Resource Types: