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17th-18th century Burney Collection newspapers

Search early newspapers, pamphlets, and "newsbooks" from the 1603 Hampton Court Conference of 1603 (published a year later in 1604) through items published in 1804. Materials are digitized and represent the private but extensive collection of the Reverend Charles Burney (1757 - 1817). Many of the pamphlets and broadsides Burney collected are the only samples of these specific materials surviving. Collection content is a bit eclectic - largely focusing on materials published in London, but Scotland and Ireland are represented, as are publications from Europe, India, Barbados, Jamaica, and the United States. Keyword searching may be combined with Basic and Advanced search features which provide limits by date, place of publication, title of publication, language, and section of the news publication. Also searchable in Gale's 19th Century British Libraries Newspapers database to get a more comprehensive view of British news industry and news publishing. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
1604-1804
Content Availability:
Full Text

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
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Full Text

20th century English poetry

Provides full text of thousands of British poems from 1900 to present day. Includes works in English by poets from outside the British Isles, as well as significant translations of non-English poetry. 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 Unpublished doctoral dissertations are covered for the period 1920–1999.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
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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

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

Archive of Celtic-Latin literature

Provides a means of searching for the occurrence of specific Celtic-Latin words that appear in the Celtic- Latin literature between 400 - 1200 A.D. The full text of these documents (in Latin) is also included. Covers all types of writings - scripture studies, sermons, histories, saints' lives, poetry, legal, and penitential writings. Brepols

Date Coverage:
400- 1200 CE
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Full Text
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British history online

Makes accessible the core primary and secondary sources of medieval and modern Britain. Includes Parliamentary papers, State papers (records of payments, decrees, etc., by the Royal household), Church records (both Roman Catholic and Church of England), the full text of the "Victoria County Histories" (a valuable source of information on the history of each county of England up through the Victorian era, noting landmarks, cultural institutions, economic and business development, important people, etc.). Can be browsed by several categories (place, time period, sources, maps, region, subject) and full-text search is also available. All records have been transcribed. Baylor has access to the complete content, not just the publicly- available materials. Primary Sources. Institute of Historical Research (UK) and the Parliamentary Trust (UK)

Date Coverage:
11th - 19th centuries
Content Availability:
Full Text

British literary manuscripts online

British Literary Manuscripts Online provides a digital archive featuring manuscripts dating from roughly 1120 to 1900. Includes hundreds of thousands of pages of poems, plays, essays, novels, diaries, journals, correspondence, chronicles, religious writings, and other manuscripts. Provides an intimate look into the lives and works of more than 1,000 authors and delivers insights into the culture and context surrounding centuries of British Literary achievement. Gale

Date Coverage:
1120-1900
Content Availability:
Full Text

British periodicals

Provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of British periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, with high-resolution facsimile page images. Content comes from the UMI microfilm collections: Early British Periodicals, English Literary Periodicals, British Periodicals in the Creative Arts, and additional titles. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts, the social science, music, art, drama, archaeology, and architecture

Date Coverage:
Late 17th to early 20th
Content Availability:
Full Text

Brownings

Accesses a database that when complete will contain a comprehensive and fully-annotated research tool to facilitate the study of the works and lives of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and their circle. During the first phase of the project, the database will list, in traditional bibliographical formats, all known Browning- related material--some 70,000 items. It will draw on Browning collections from around the world. Checklists of the Brownings' correspondence, contemporary reviews of their works, and supporting documents were released on 13 October 2001. Later, bibliographical descriptions will be added of the poets' library, their literary manuscripts, and presentation volumes. Also included will be listings of printed works of reference, biography, and criticism. All known likenesses of the poets will be described and their personal effects cataloged

Date Coverage:
N/A
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Citations Only
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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
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Full Text
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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

CompPile

Provides ready reference to the published twentieth- century work in post-secondary composition and rhetoric. Site includes a help section, lists of search terms, a list of journals currently covered with links to journal websites, a list of publishers, a list of edited series, and a list of edited collections. It also has archives of journal runs in PDF files and other materials useful to composition folk, links to other bibliographic internet sites, a series called CompPanels on curiosities in the interface between graphic and text, and CompFAQs, a Wiki site providing reliable answers to common questions raised by teachers and scholars of post-secondary composition

Date Coverage:
1939-1999
Content Availability:
Citations Only

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

Defining gender, 1450-1910

Provides access to original British sources including ephemera, pamphlets, commonplace books, diaries, periodicals, letters, ledgers, manuscript journals, poetry, receipt books and conduct and advice literature. Includes contextual essays by scholars introducing the major themes of the project and provide direct hypertext links to the sources. Key topics covered are represented in five ‘sections’: Conduct and Politeness, Domesticity & the Family, Consumption & Leisure, Education & Sensibility and The Body

Date Coverage:
1450-1910
Content Availability:
Full Text

Dictionary of Irish biography

Covers Irish men and women from the earliest times until 2001, providing biographies and a sense of their influence on Irish history, culture, and life. Simple keyword search from the homepage may be used or use the advanced search feature to search by occupation (including "saint"), date of birth or death, place of birth or death (by Irish counties), or religion. Biographies range from a few paragraphs to longer essays which will assess the individual's influence. Includes fictional characters, like Molly Malone, who have become immortalized in song, and some of the figures from Irish mythology who have become familiar through literature (Deirdre). Brief bibliography of further reading provided. Cambridge UP

Date Coverage:
Earliest times to 2002
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 old English web corpus

Accesses a resource designed to permit word studies of the literature of Old English and includes at least one copy of each surviving work in Old English (including those which also contain Latin and Runic inscriptions). Search by single word, by Boolean, or proximity searching. University of Toronto

Date Coverage:
N/A
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Full Text

Digital Temple

Provides diplomatic transcriptions of Herbert’s collection of poems known as The Temple as they are found in two manuscript versions and the first printed edition. High quality digital copies of both of the manuscripts and the first printed edition are available for viewing. All have been transcribed in modern English spelling. Users may look at any of the three versions alone, or the poems may be viewed individually or side-by-side to allow for comparison. The collection may be searched by keyword with results from each version displayed side-by-side and the searched text highlighted. Includes introduction and documentation

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N/A
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Full Text
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Digital theatre plus

Provides high-definition recordings of top British theatre, music, and dance productions. A collection of interviews offers insights on acting, directing, design, and tech theatre. A collection of study guides details the context of performances, offers critical analysis of plays, and provides question and activity guides for students. Finally, a set of filmed and written teaching resources offers guides for teaching drama techniques and exercises. Primary Source. DIGITAL THEATRE

Date Coverage:
N/A
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Multimedia
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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

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 English books online

Contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare. Reproduces works listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue, Wing's Short-Title Catalogue and the Thomason Tracts, online via ProQuest Direct

Date Coverage:
1473-1700
Content Availability:
Full Text

Early English books online - text creation partnership

Produces standardized, digitally-encoded editions of early print books that are indexed in Early English Books online

Date Coverage:
1473-1700
Content Availability:
Full Text

Early European books

This resource traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-color, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources. It provides scholars with new ways of accessing and exploring all works printed in Europe before 1701, drawing together a diverse array of printed sources, regardless of language, as well as works published further afield. Developed and produced in close collaboration with scholars, rare book librarian, bibliographers, and other experts from the library world, this resource opens the door to some of the world's most significant collections of early printed books. The collection has been developed in partnership with The Royal Library – Det Kongelige Bibliotek (Copenhagen, Denmark), National Central Library in Florence – Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (Florence, Italy), The National Library – Koninklijke Bibliotheek (The Hague, The Netherlands), Wellcome Library (London, UK) and National Library of France - Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)

Date Coverage:
Pre-1701
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
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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

Eighteenth century collections online

Indexes and provides digital access to books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in the United Kingdom during the 18th century and listed in the Short Title Catalogue, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. Searchable by keyword or advanced search (with limiters), or browse by authors or works. Includes "Contextual Essays" on concepts ("Deism," "Sensibility"), movements, and styles ("Rococo," "French Revolution"), and other key aspects of the 18th century (the publication of encyclopedias, for instance). Also groups materials by discipline in the "Key Documents" section

Date Coverage:
1800 - 1899
Content Availability:
Full Text

Eighteenth century journals

Portal to newspapers and periodicals c1685-1815 offers integrated access to the Hope Collection at the Bodleian Library, Oxford (Eighteenth Century Journals I), the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center University of Texas (Eighteenth Century Journals II) and the British Newspaper Library at Colindale, London and the Cambridge University Library (Eighteenth Century Journals III) and Chetham's Library, Manchester and Brotherton Library, University of Leeds (Eighteenth Century Journals IV), and more

Date Coverage:
c. 1685-1815
Content Availability:
Full Text

Empire online

Provides access to primary source documents from libraries and archives around the world on the building of modern empires from the 15th to the 20th century. Provides simple keyword search which may be limited to a specific century, or browse by topic, name, or place. The collection of primary documents is divided into 5 sections: Cultural Contacts; The Visible Empire; The Literature of Empire; Religion & Empire; and Race, Class, Imperialism & Colonialism. Each section has a corresponding scholarly essay(s) outlining and discussing the major trends, issues, and movements of the time and how the scholarly perspective on these has changed over time. A separate tab lists the biographies of individuals named in the source documents, another tab contains a chronology, and there is a tab for teaching faculty on how to incorporate documents into courseware such as Blackboard. Primary Sources. Adam Matthew Digital

Date Coverage:
15th - 20th centuries
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
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European library

Provides virtual access to the resources of the 48 national libraries of Europe. Resources are both digital and bibliographical

Date Coverage:
Varies
Content Availability:
Full Text

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
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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
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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
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Citations Only
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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
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Full Text

Gale literary databases

Contains online versions of Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and Dictionary of Literary Biography. Can be searched simultaneously or separately. These databases contain in-depth information on the lives and writings of nearly 100,000 authors along with critical reaction to their works

Date Coverage:
From the beginning of recorded literature to the present day
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

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

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
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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
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Illustrated London news historical archive, 1842-2003

This full-color online archive contains every issue of the world’s first illustrated weekly newspaper providing perspective on British life. Includes all Special Numbers and Reports - reproduced in high-quality color facsimile images

Date Coverage:
1842-2003
Content Availability:
Full Text

International medieval bibliography-online

Covers scholarship on the middle ages (500 - 1400). One of two premier databases. International in scope and in languages, simple and advanced searches may be limited by academic discipline, geographical area, and centuries. Advanced search permits limits to author, title, language, and year of publication. As search boxes are filled in, the number of matching items is listed in red in the lower right-hand corner next to the "Search" button. Results are listed from most current to oldest. The database is updated 4 times per year. Citations include brief annotations on content. Journal articles and articles in collected essays only; no books or book reviews included. Works with Zotero, exports to RefWorks. Brepols

Date Coverage:
500-1400
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links
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Irish women poets of the Romantic period

Includes more than 80 volumes of poetry by approximately 50 Irish women writing between 1768 and 1842. The database also offers numerous biographical and critical essays prepared by leading scholars specifically for the project

Date Coverage:
1768-1842
Content Availability:
Full Text

Iter

Indexes research on the middle ages and renaissance (400 - 1700) in journals, books, conference papers, catalogs, discographies, and dissertations. An essential resource; international in scope. Coverage for journals dates back to 1784, for books to 1931. Includes access to books in the series: Other voice in early modern Europe: Toronto series. The "Basic Search" is by keyword, but "Advanced Search" allows for limits by author, title, subject and Dewey and LC call numbers. Advanced Search also permits limits by language and type of work (bibliography, review article, thesis, etc.). Supports Zotero and RefWorks. University of Toronto

Date Coverage:
400-1700
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

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

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N/A
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Full Text

Journal of Emily Shore

Provides the first complete presentation of the transcribed journals of Emily Shore, a young Victorian woman of extraordinary talent. Emily Shore read widely – economics, botany, zoology – and was an amateur botanist and ornithologist who catalogued the natural world around her home and wrote essays on bird behavior. She also wrote poetry and plays and was a keen observer of life and culture before her death at the age of 19 from tuberculosis. Her journals cover the the years 1831 – 1839 (ages 11 – 19) and include two of the journals which were not know at the time of the printed edition. Supplemented with maps and illustrations. Would provide an interesting comparison with the same years from Queen Victoria’s Journals, which Baylor also owns

Date Coverage:
1831-1839
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

Letters of Christina Rossetti

Provides full-text access to the letters of Christina Rossetti; based on the 4 volume published correspondence edited by Anthony H. Harrison. Searchable by recipient, date, or keyword. Allows for wild card and proximity searching (“light*” and “dark*” within X number of words of each other). Includes a chronology of Rossetti’s life and scholarly introduction to the correspondence

Date Coverage:
1843-1895
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Full Text
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Letters of Matthew Arnold

Presents a full-text, searchable edition of 4,000 letters written by the Victorian critic and poet. Correspondence is annotated and may be searched by author or recipient, date, or keyword. Allows for wild card and proximity searching (“light*” and “dark*” within X number of words of each other). Includes a chronology of Arnold’s life and scholarly introduction to the correspondence

Date Coverage:
1829-1888
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Full Text
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Literary manuscripts. 17th and 18th century poetry from the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds

Contains complete facsimile images of 190 manuscripts of 17th and 18th century verse held in the celebrated Brotherton Collection at the University of Leeds. Additional features include interactive essays, biographies, a paleography section with transcriptions and alphabets, and a large selection of color images demonstrating over 320 examples of 17th and 18th century English handwriting. The database is searchable in many different ways such as keyword, word in first line, word in last line, author, title, etc. Also the search may be limited by such criteria as verse length, verse form, date range, etc. Adam Matthew

Date Coverage:
1600-1800
Content Availability:
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Literary manuscripts. Victorian manuscripts from the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of the New York Public Library

Provides both manuscripts and some rare printed material for a broad range of authors from across the nineteenth century. Authors include Matthew Arnold, the Brontes, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Wilkie Collins, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, George Gissing, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin, Alfred Tennyson, and William Makepeace Thackeray. Some of the printed matter are early editions annotated by the authors. Included are unpublished poems, working notebooks, holograph manuscripts, and drawings trace the inspiration and genesis behind the period's greatest works. Provides a mass of personal correspondence revealing the close circles and interconnectedness of the Victorians. Searchable by keyword and by author collections, document type, document subtype, item author, and item recipient. Adam Matthew

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1800-1900
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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

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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

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From the beginning of British literature to the present day
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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

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From the beginnings of British literature to the present day
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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

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From the beginning of British literature to the present day
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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

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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
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Manchester medieval sources online

Provides digital access to the books in Manchester University's "Medieval Sources" series. Primary Sources. Manchester University Press

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1991 -
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Manuscripts catalogue

Provides an online searchable catalog to the British Library's Dept. of Manuscripts and covers accessions from 1753 to the present. Allows an index search on names or selected subjects or a descriptions search using keywords or manuscript references. Due to the development of the British Library's new Integrated Archives and Manuscripts System as the catalog for all Archive and Manuscripts material, all new cataloging since July 2009 can be found via Search the Catalog: Archive and Manuscripts. They are currently in the process of migrating the data from this catalog to the new system; when this migration is completed, it will be shut down. Until then users are advised to use both catalogs to search the British Library's Archive and Manuscripts collections

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Pre-Christian era to the present date
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Mass observation online

Includes essays on British social history collected between 1937 and 1972 during a project called the Mass Observation. Includes photographs, file reports, diaries, and day surveys. Topic collections include: Film, reading habits, religion, victory celebrations, smoking habits, drinking habits, posters, reconstruction, family planning, sexual behavior, Beveridge social surveys, music, dancing and jazz, propaganda and morale, conscientious objection and pacifism, anti-Semitism,, leisure and sport. Parts included under Mass Observation Studies: File Reports 1937 -1972, Topic Collections 1938-1965, Worktown Collection 1937-1940, Worktown Photos; and under Publications: Diaries and Personal Writings, Diaries 1939-1951, Day Surveys 1937-1938, Directive Replies 1939-1947

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1937-1972
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Medieval family life

Brings together the manuscripts and printed editions of the papers and letters of five families from 15th century England in a searchable, digital format. Full color images of the manuscripts may be viewed side-by-side with the text of the printed editions. Collectively these materials provide insight into late medieval family life, business, social and community connections, and politics. Good supporting materials include a glossary, interactive map, family trees, chronologies, visual resources gallery, a scholarly introductory essay on family letter collections, and links out to other relevant scholarly web resources. The printed editions may be searched by keyword; both the manuscript and the transcript can be viewed in a split pane; the glossary is accessible from the viewing pane; and the words in the glossary are hyperlinked to all occurrences of the word in all other manuscripts (great for linguistic analysis). Both manuscript images and printed text images may be downloaded and saved as PDF documents; citations to the manuscripts and printed texts may be easily exported to EndNote or to RefWorks. Primary Source. Adam Matthew Digital

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15th - early 16th centuries
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Middle English compendium

Offers easy access to and interconnectivity between three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English Prose and Verse, based on the MED bibliographies, and a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse, as well as links to an associated network of electronic resources

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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

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Annual
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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
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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

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All periods
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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

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NINES

Aggregates or collects digital resources that provide a comprehensive research environment for scholars working on Victorian and Romantic literature, history, the fine arts, and philosophy of the long nineteenth century (1770-1920) British and American. NINES is the Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship

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1770-1920
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Nineteenth century

Indexes the books and pamphlets from the 19th century in many fields and areas of study. Items indexed are available in microfiche divided among several collections. BU has the microfiche for these 3 collections: the Children's Collection (children's books), Books on Publishing and the Diffusion of Knowledge, and the General Collection. The General Collection is the broadest in scope, including science and technology, religion and philosophy, arts and culture, education, leisure, law, history, medicine, politics and economics, family life, agriculture, and economics. Search by full text or title keyword, author, subject (use the "Browse" button to find subjects), place of publication, and publisher. Primary Source. Chadwyck-Healey

Date Coverage:
1801 - 1900
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Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Covers three subject areas: History (8 sections), Literature (2 sections), and Mathematics & Science (2 sections). Provides full-text, fully searchable content from a broad range of primary sources. Includes works in Western and non-Western languages, and are sourced from rare collections at libraries and other institutions from around the globe. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
1800-1899
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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

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All years
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Orlando

Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present includes biographical and writing career entries on British women writers, selected non-British or international women writers, and selected British and international men. Also includes dated items representing events and processes (in the accounts of these writers, but also in the areas of history, science, medicine, economics, the law, and other contexts). Entries include information on the author’s writing, including Author Summary, Intertextuality and Influence, Reception, Responses (literary), Textual Features, Literary Setting, Theme or Topic (treated in text), Textual Production. Sections on the author include: Life, Cultural Formation, Family and Intimate Relationships, Occupation. Cambridge

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Comprehensive
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Oxford bibliographies

Offers discipline-focused, online guides to the essential literature in subjects across the humanities and social sciences. Each subject module includes a full set of entries (written by scholars in the field) covering a range of topics from general overviews to highly- specialized themes. Each entry provides a synoptic, bibliographic guide to the key literature and most useful online resources in given area of research. All subject areas or just selected ones may be browsed or searched by keyword or phrase. Oxford

Date Coverage:
Ancient times to the present day
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Oxford bibliographies. British and Irish literature

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on British and Irish 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

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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

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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

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1200 - present day
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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

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Oxford scholarly editions online

Provides access to more than 800 scholarly editions of material written between 1485 and 1901, plus Classical Latin poets, historians, and dramatists -- from Jane Austen, Jeremy Bentham, Catullus, and Charles Dickens through to Virgil and Worldsworth. These editions contain over 96,000 different works including more than 600 plays and over 25,000 poems

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1485-1901
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Parker Library on the web

Provides full-text access to the manuscripts of Archbishop Mathew Parker's Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Its holdings of Old English texts accounts for nearly a quarter of all extant manuscripts in Anglo-Saxon, including the earliest copy of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (c. 890), the Old English Bede and King Alfred's translation of Gregory the Great's Pastoral Care. Also contains key Anglo-Norman and Middle English texts ranging from the Ancrene Wisse and the Brut Chronicle to a well preserved copy of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde. Other subjects represented in the collection are music, medieval travelogues and maps, bestiaries, royal ceremonies, historical chronicles, English illuminated manuscripts and Bibles. Worth consulting for scholars in a variety of disciplines, including researchers in art history, music, science, literature, politics and religion. Content can be accessed by browsing or through a search engine. Coverage extends from the 6th century AD to the 16th century. Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Stanford University Libraries

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6th through 16th centuries CE
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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

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1665 - 1995
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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
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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

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Varies by journal
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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
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Some Full Text

Queen Victoria's journals

Contains online digital images of every page in the entire sequence of Queen Victoria's diaries, and provides full transcriptions and keyword searching of all journal entries. This website reproduces as high-resolution color images every page of the surviving volumes of Queen Victoria's journals, along with separate photographs of the many illustrations and inserts within the pages

Date Coverage:
1832-1901
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Romanticism (Online : Adam Matthew Digital (Firm))

This digital collection, which includes the manuscript collections of the Wordsworth Trust, offers students and researchers of the Romantic period unique access to the working notebooks, verse manuscripts and correspondence of William Wordsworth and his fellow writers, including Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey and Robert Southey. Also contains a collection of fine art pieces by such artists as J.M.W. Turner, John Constable and Benjamin Robert Haydon. All of the documents are digitized in colour and include: verse manuscripts, printed manuscripts, prose manuscripts, printed verse, correspondence, diaries, travel journals, autograph albums, guide books, fine art and maps

Date Coverage:
c. 1800 to c. 1850
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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
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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
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Scottish women poets of the romantic period

Includes the full text of 60 volumes of poetry by 47 authors who were Scottish women of the Romantic period. Accompanying the texts are extensive bio-critical essays, specially written for the database by leading scholars in the field, as well as selected criticism from the critical bibliography compiled by the editors. New content is added on a bi-weekly basis. Alexander Street Press

Date Coverage:
1770-1835
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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
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Shakespeare in performance

Access prompt books for Shakespeare’s plays from the collection of prompt books in the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC. Prompt books are the script of the play marked up to show notes on a specific production, including any changes made to the play (cutting scenes, rearranging dialogue, etc.), and may include instructions on technical production elements such as lighting, music, and stage directions. The collection covers 42 plays from a production of Twelfth Night in the 1600’s to a 1975 production of The Tempest, and includes British, American, and international productions. Search features include a browse by play, simple, and advanced search. Interactive features include viewing two prompt books of the same play side-by-side, an introduction to prompt books and common annotations seen in them, and a chronology. A section on case studies delves more deeply into seventeen productions of various plays. There is a glossary and biographies of well-known Shakesearian actors and directors. Adam Matthew

Date Coverage:
17th to 20th centuries
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Shakespeare survey

Provides the full text of a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year's textual and critical studies, and of the year's major British performances. The books are illustrated with a variety of Shakespearean images and production. Searchable with a quick search or advanced search by author, title, subjects, year of publication, and abstract. Cambridge University Press

Date Coverage:
1948 to present
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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N/A
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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
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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
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Victorian popular culture

Discover original posters, books, pamphlets, audio clips, and early film covering various aspects of popular entertainment from Britain and America during the Victorian era. Introductory essays for each of the four collections covering spiritualism to music halls to moving pictures covering 1779 to the early 1930's. Includes a chronology, biographies, glossary, and information on the various special collections which contributed to the resource

Date Coverage:
Late 1700's -1900's
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Victorian studies bibliography

Lists noteworthy publications (including articles, books, and reviews) that have a bearing on the Victorian period. Prepared by the staff of Victorian Studies and a committee of the Victorian Division of the Modern Language Association of America, the bibliography annually indexes over 400 journals, representing scholarship in a range of disciplines. Searchable by author, title, or entire record. Covers works published from 1991 to 2009

Date Coverage:
1991 to 2009
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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
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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
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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
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Multimedia

World Shakespeare bibliography online

Provides a searchable electronic database consisting of the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide. Containing over 127,500 annotated entries, this collected information is an essential tool for anyone engaged in research on Shakespeare or early modern England. Begun in 1950 as a bibliographical supplement to Shakespeare Quarterly, the World Shakespeare Bibliography (WSB) has expanded over the years to become a searchable electronic database that allows users unparalleled access to Shakespeare-related material. Folger Shakespeare Library

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N/A
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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

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All years
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