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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
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 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 Unpublished doctoral dissertations are covered for the period 1920–1999.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

African journals online

Provides access to over 400 peer-reviewed,scholarly journals published in Africa about African issues. This resource has a combination of freely-accessible and fee- based articles (Note: don't pay for the articles, use ILL first). Covers journals in all fields but is especially strong in agricultural sciences, science and technology, health, and social sciences. Simple Google search box for searching the available contents, or browse by journal title, by country of origin, or list journals by 25 broad subject headings. Advanced search allows some refinements by date limits, author, and discipline. Selecting an individual journal title to browse opens tabs for searching within the journal and for accessing the available archives of that journal

Date Coverage:
Varies by journal generally 2005 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

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 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
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Année philologique

Provides an index to materials in the field of Classical Studies covering especially topics in Greco-Roman history and civilization, archaeology, language and literature. Since June 2009 this database, the electronic version of the print index L'Annee Philologique, has extended its coverage of scholarly publications back to 1924, when the print index was first offered. All years are searchable by the following: modern authors, full text (not full text of the articles but full text of the index!), and ancient authors and texts. For subjects and disciplines there are two options: one for those articles appearing prior to volume 67 and one for those articles appearing after volume 67. Coverage typically lags two years behind publication. Entries for journal articles usually have an abstract and the abstract is usually in the language of the article. By moving the cursor on a journal title abbreviation, the full title of the journal will be displayed. Tip: do not click on the abbreviation; the display of the full title may take a second or two. For books, book reviews are indicated using standard abbreviations for the journal that contains the review. Société internationale de bibliographie classique

Date Coverage:
1924 to present with a two year delay
Content Availability:
Citations Only
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ArchiveGrid

Discover personal and family papers, oral histories, photos, and similar materials held in libraries in the United States. Information provided by participating archives and libraries, and collected from data on archive materials included in the OCLC/WorldCat database. Search by archive name, archive location, author, keyword, title, and subject. Limits by language and year. Results include link to finding aids (where available) and contact information for the archive. OCLC

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

Biblioteca virtual Miguel de Cervantes

Provides access to a digital library project (hosted and maintained by the University of Alicante in Alicante, Spain) that comprises the largest open-access repository of digitized Spanish-language historical texts and literature from the Ibero-American world. Contains over 30, 000 works of the most significant authors in Spanish and Latin American literary history. As well as literary works, author biographies, and links to secondary materials, the library features academic theses, readings of literary works, scholarly journals, and much more

Date Coverage:
Continually updated
Content Availability:
Full Text

Brill's Medieval reference library

Permits searching across three separate encyclopedias: Encyclopaedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles (of the British Isles c. 450-1450), Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage, and Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle. Each of the three may also be searched individually. Each encyclopedia covers a range of information from biographies to specialized terms and each article has a bibliography for further research. Brill

Date Coverage:
400 - 1600
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
Content Availability:
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
Content Availability:
Full Text
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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
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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

Center for Research Libraries online catalog. Newspapers

Newspaper titles from most countries of the world and every state in the U.S., including U.S. ethnic titles and some of the earliest African American newspapers. Newspaper holdings include over 12,000 titles, more than 10,000 of which are published outside the U.S. CRL endeavors to collect extensive and, whenever possible, complete runs of newspaper titles, and its holdings of some titles are the most complete in existence. Advanced search provides limits by Year, Language, and Place of Publication (country). Browsing is available by country or U.S. State, or by ethnicity. CRL

Date Coverage:
1600 to the 20th centrury
Content Availability:
Citations Only

Children's core collection

Provides a selective annotated list of fiction and nonfiction books, electronic resources, web sites, and periodicals for children from preschool through sixth grade, along with review sources and other professional aids. Searchable by author, title, keyword, subject, abstract, Dewey number, LC number, publication year, award, best list, etc. Can be limited by year of publication, recommendation level, document type, grade level, category (fiction, non-fiction, biography), and Dewey Decimal number range. Web sites may be found by choosing to search "subjects" and entering "web sites." Limited older, archival material is included. H. W. Wilson

Date Coverage:
Unknown
Content Availability:
Citations Only
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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

Corpus de la littérature médiévale

Contains the full text of medieval French literature (origins through 1499). All texts are in the original Old or Middle French; some have been translated into modern French. Covers poetry, narrative literature, and drama. Search by author, title, genre or keyword. Or browse by author, title, genre, or timeline. The database may also be used to generate a concordance with several options for how to organize and print the concordance. Classiques Garnier

Date Coverage:
c. 1000 - 1499
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

Digital scriptorium

Draws on the manuscript collections of over 25 university libraries and special collections. This resource unites ". . . scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research." The advantage of the items in Digital Scriptorium lies in the selection of manuscripts which were signed and dated by their scribes. This provides the novice and the scholar with a verifiable record of scripts, artists, styles, and quality. Content includes medieval and renaissance manuscripts of classical, medieval, and renaissance works in over 25 languages of the period (Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Arabic as well as the spoken and written vernacular languages of the time). Cataloging and descriptive records for over 5,000 manuscripts and over 24,000 images from those manuscripts are available. May be searched by simple keyword or advanced options (including date limiters), or may be browsed by library, shelfmark, artist, scribe, and a number of other defining features. Includes modern copies or forgeries of medieval and renaissance manuscripts, as well as information about binding and rebinding (when available). Cataloging records and images are available for viewing; where available links to digital copy in holding library is included. Copyright restrictions apply to use of images, see the "Using the Images" link on the home page for further details and restrictions. Columbia University

Date Coverage:
500-1999
Content Availability:
Full Text
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Digitalia

Digitalia is a database of Hispanic ebooks and ejournals offering broad access to high-quality content in the Spanish Language from the most renowned Spanish and Latin American Publishing Houses. Baylor subscribes to the Social and Humanities collection, which includes ebooks only in the subjects of Art, Film Study, History, Language & Linguistics, Literature, Architecture, Political Affairs, Religion, Philosophy, and Social science

Date Coverage:
Date varies
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 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

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 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

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 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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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
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Fiction connection

Suggests books based on books you have already read, authors you like, or topics of interest. Fiction and biography titles are included as well as young adult literature

Date Coverage:
1997 - present
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

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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Film & television literature index with full text

Indexes all types of writing about television and film, including industry papers, news journalism, and scholarly academic journals. Subjects covered include film & television theory, preservation and restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. Includes major academic film journals, international film publications such as Cahiers du Cinema, Cinema in India, Cinemaya, Filmkultura, SegnoCinema, and Kinetoscopio, and the full text of Variety Movie Reviews back to 1920

Date Coverage:
1900 - present with selective coverage back 50 years prior
Content Availability:
Some Full Text

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

Gale Artemis. Primary sources

Discover full-text, primary source material from law, news, documents, photographs and illustrations, and historical books covering the 17th to 19th centuries in one search. Also may limit to selected resources only. Simple keyword search or advanced search by author, title, publisher and other features. Limits to type of work (article, book, advertisement, etc.), publication dates, language, and library/institution holding the source. Allows for discovering term frequency use across the individual databases covered. Primary Source. GALE

Date Coverage:
17th to 20th centuries
Content Availability:
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

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 full text (EBSCO)

Humanities Full Text includes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals--of which 470 are peer-reviewed--dating as far back as 1984. The database provides coverage of feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more

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

John Milton

Compiled by John T. Shawcross, University of Kentucky, this bibliography tries to bring together all manuscripts and editions of John Milton's works and all studies and critical statements concerning his life and works, all allusions and quotations, and all significant imitations during the years 1624-1799

Date Coverage:
1624-1799
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Citations Only
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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

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
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Full Text

Listener historical archive, 1929-1991

Developed as the medium for reproducing broadcasts, The Listener (1929-1991) was the weekly newspaper published by the BBC. The complete archive of this landmark publication is an essential witness to the intellectual and cultural history of the twentieth century, and also to the golden years of radio and television

Date Coverage:
1929-1991
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Full Text

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
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Full Text

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

Date Coverage:
1800-1900
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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

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N/A
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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

Date Coverage:
From the beginnings 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

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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
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Full Text

Loeb classical library

Interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing, virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church Fathers who made particular use of pagan culture—in short, our entire Greek and Latin Classical heritage is represented here with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a modern interface, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease

Date Coverage:
700 C.E. – 700 A.D
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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
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Full Text

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

Date Coverage:
Pre-Christian era to the present date
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Citations Only
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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

Date Coverage:
1937-1972
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Full Text

Medieval and early modern manuscripts collection

Includes medieval and renaissance manuscripts that date from the 11th and 17th centuries that are written in several languages and cover several topics

Date Coverage:
11th - 17th Centuries
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Some Full Text
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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

Date Coverage:
N/A
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Some 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
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Full Text
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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

Date Coverage:
All periods
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Multimedia
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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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Date varies
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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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Citations Only
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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

Date Coverage:
All years
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Full Text

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

Date Coverage:
Comprehensive
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Full Text

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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Full Text

Oxford bibliographies. African American studies

Provides introductory essays and critical, annotated bibliographies to the most important works on the topic covered. Very useful for introductions to the scholarship of a field and key critical works

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N/A
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Oxford bibliographies. African studies

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on African culture, history, and society. 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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Date varies
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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

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Date varies
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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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Date varies
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Oxford bibliographies. Chinese studies

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on Chinese culture history, and society. 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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Date varies
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Oxford bibliographies. Latin American studies

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on Latin American studies. 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:
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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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N/A
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Oxford dictionary of the Middle Ages

"The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages is an essential new reference work covering all key aspects of European history, society, and culture from 500 to 1500 A.D., as well as the Byzantine Empire, Islamic dynasties, and Asiatic peoples of the era. It is designed both for medievalists, who need a detailed and reliable reference tool, and for students and general readers seeking an accessible guide to the period. Over 800 scholars have assembled thousands of comprehensive entries, lavishly supplemented by hundreds of illustrations and dozens of maps."--Home page

Date Coverage:
500 - 1500
Content Availability:
Full Text

Oxford dictionary of the Renaissance

Provides rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe. This dictionary includes comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period. The text explores the influence that this intense intellectual and cultural revival continues to have on modern thought and society. Nearly half the entries are biographical, covering artists, thinkers, statesman, and reformers. A table of European ruling houses and a table showing the dates when cities and countries changed from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar are also included

Date Coverage:
14th - 17th Centuries
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Full Text

Oxford dictionary of the Renaissance

Provides rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe. This dictionary includes comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period. The text explores the influence that this intense intellectual and cultural revival continues to have on modern thought and society. Nearly half the entries are biographical, covering artists, thinkers, statesman, and reformers. A table of European ruling houses and a table showing the dates when cities and countries changed from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar are also included

Date Coverage:
14th - 17th Centuries
Content Availability:
Full Text

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
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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

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Oxford Islamic studies online

Offers encyclopedia and dictionary articles, scholarly and introductory essays covering such subjects as history, culture, politics, religion, people, and concepts as related to Islam, plus two English translations of the Qur'an, a concordance for scholars working with the Qur'an in English, and two resources providing interpretations. Secondary sources are updated three or four times a year. The database can be searched by the branch of Islam, country, region, author, title, subjects, and other features. Historical periods covered include pre-Islamic to the present and includes primary sources

Date Coverage:
19th C – present
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Full Text

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
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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

Date Coverage:
Varies by journal
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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

ProQuest historical newspapers. Black newspapers collection

Search the full-text of nine major African American newspapers - Chicago Defender, The Baltimore Afro-American, New York Amsterdam News, Pittsburgh Courier, Los Angeles Sentinel, Atlanta Daily World, The Norfolk Journal and Guide, The Philadelphia Tribune, and Cleveland Call and Post. Dates available vary for each newspaper based on their individual histories but collectively cover from 1893 - 2005. Track local, regional, national, and international events; arts, history, military issues, civil rights, social news, popular culture and more. Search by keyword (including personal names and titles of works or groups and movements), words in title or full- text. Limit search by dates of publication, article type (including ads), and specific newspaper within the collection. Primary Source. ProQuest

Date Coverage:
1893-2005
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Full Text
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Public library core collection. Nonfiction

Provides a selective annotated list of nonfiction and reference works with analytical entries for anthologies, collections, and parts of books. Entries provide complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings, a descriptive annotation, and evaluative quotations from a review when available, plus information on electronic editions of works where available. H. W. Wilson

Date Coverage:
Unknown
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Citations Only
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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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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
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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
Content Availability:
Citation + BU Info Links

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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Full Text

Senior high core collection

Provides a selective annotated list of fiction and nonfiction books for young adults in grades nine through twelve. Consists of fiction titles, nonfiction titles, and short story collections. Nonfiction works are classified by subject according to the Dewey Decimal Classification. Works of fiction and story collections are designated Fic and S C. Web sites may be found by choosing to search "subjects" and entering "web sites." H. W. Wilson

Date Coverage:
Unknown
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Citations Only
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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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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
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Citations Only
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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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Some Full Text
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TeachingBooks.net

Adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books by providing original, in -studio movies of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of professional book readings, guides to thousands of titles, and a wealth of multimedia resources on children's and young adult literature. Under Guided/Advance search, the database is searchable by grade levels, resource types (author programs, book guides, book readings, and author websites), format (video or audio), curricular areas, and special collections (which includes Spanish language and Canadian)

Date Coverage:
Classical to present
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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

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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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TLS historical archive

Essays and reviews from the Times literary supplement. Containing every page of every copy of the TLS published from 1902 to 2005. Also includes identification of the anonymous contributors, reviewers, essayists, and writers of letters and poems, allowing students, researchers, critics and authors to explore in greater depth the literary activity and critical opinion makers of the 20th and early 21st centuries

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1902-2011
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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1900 to present
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Citation + BU Info Links
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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

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1998 to present
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Citations Only
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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

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8,000 BCE - 2010 CE
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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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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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Citation + BU Info Links
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