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MLA International Bibliography

Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography is the leading annual bibliography of books and articles on modern languages and literatures, linguistics, folklore, and other related topics.   More Info

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ABELL

Contains citations leading to monographs, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews, collections of essays and doctoral dissertations published anywhere in the world from 1920 onwards. ABELL indexes materials about works originally written only in English and should be searched in conjunction with MLA.   More Info

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Literature Online

A set of databases which provide access to full-text, fully searchable electronic versions of poetry, fiction, drama, and reference works, as well as links to additional relevant web resources, and selected secondary sources.   More Info

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Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB)

Provides full-text access to over 9,000 critical and biographical essays on British and American authors from all eras and genres. DLB can be searched in conjunction with Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Literary Criticism.   More Info

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Academic Search Complete

Provides coverage of articles from thousands of scholarly, trade, and general-interest periodicals, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed publications. Subject coverage includes literary topics. Good place to find book and film reviews.   More Info

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Literature Resource Center

A complete literature reference database designed for undergraduate students. Much of the information is full-text. Contains biographical, bibliographical and contextual information on authors and their works (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, and journalism).   More Info

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Early English Books Online

Contains over 22 million digital page images of virtually every work printed in the English language as well as works printed in Great Britain and its dependencies from 1473-1700 in any language.   More Info

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Eighteenth Century Collection Online

Digital images of every page of books published during the 18th Century. With full-text searching of millions of pages, the product allows researchers new methods of access to critical information in the fields of law, history, literature, religion, fine arts, science and more.   More Info

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World Shakespeare Bibliography Online

Comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide since 1960.   More Info

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Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Covers literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).   More Info

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JSTOR

Access to the full-text of important scholarly journals. Subject coverage ranges from the humanities to the sciences. Please note: Dates of coverage vary by journal title.   More Info

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Project Muse

Provides full-text journal articles, largely in the disciplines of Cultural Studies, History, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion and Theater.   More Info

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Periodicals Index Online

Indexes over 3,000 academic and popular periodicals published from as early as 1770 to the present in the humanities and social sciences.   More Info

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Arts & Humanities Citation Index

A good resource for retrieving scholarly book reviews. Because the information about each article includes the article's cited reference list (i.e., the bibliography), you can also search for articles that cite a particular author or work.   More Info

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Dissertations & Theses

Provides title, author, and subject access to virtually every U.S. dissertation; the database also provides access to thousands of Canadian dissertations and U.S. master's theses, and since 1988 selected access to British and European dissertation.   More Info

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Humanities Source

Provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world.   More Info

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LLBA

linguistics & language behavior-related research   More Info

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Primary Source Materials

African-American Newspapers: The 19th Century

The complete transcribed text of several 19th century African-American newspapers.   More Info

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American Periodicals Series (APS) Online

(American Periodical Series Online) One of the most comprehensive resources for the study of 19th and late 18th century America including 1,100 periodical titles published between 1741-1900.   More Info

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American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography

Over 2,000 autobiographical narratives of formerly enslaved Africans commonly known as the Federal Writers Project's WPA Slave Narratives.   More Info

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Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective

Contains the full text of major articles selected from over 2,500 issues of The New York Herald, The Charleston Mercury and the Richmond Enquirer, published between November 1, 1860 and April 15, 1865.   More Info

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Early American Imprints I

A definitive resource for researching every aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America; it offers a huge range of publications, including: advertisements, almanacs, bibles, broadsides, catalogs, charters and by-laws, contracts, cookbooks, elegies, eulogies, laws, maps, narratives, novels, operas, pamphlets, plays, poems, primers, sermons, songs, speeches, textbooks, tracts, travelogues, treaties and others.   More Info

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Early Encounters in North America

Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment makes available more than 1,000 published and unpublished sources or over 100,000 pages of letters, dairies, memoirs, and accounts of encounters between Native Americans, Europeans, Africans, and Americans between 1534-1860.   More Info

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Early English Books Online

Contains over 22 million digital page images of virtually every work printed in the English language as well as works printed in Great Britain and its dependencies from 1473-1700 in any language.   More Info

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Eighteenth Century Collection Online

Digital images of every page of books published during the 18th Century. With full-text searching of millions of pages, the product allows researchers new methods of access to critical information in the fields of law, history, literature, religion, fine arts, science and more.   More Info

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HarpWeek

The entire contents of Harper's Weekly (1857-1865), perhaps 19th century America's most influential periodical.   More Info

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In the First Person

Provides in-depth indexing of more than 2,500 collections of oral history in English from around the world.   More Info

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Making of America

A searchable digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through Reconstruction which currently contains approximately 8,500 books and 50,000 journal articles.   More Info

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Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728 - 1800

Referred to as 'The New York Times of the 18th century.' Benjamin Franklin was owner and publisher from 1730 to 1750.   More Info

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Readers' Guide Retrospective, 1890-1982

A portal to the past and a detailed account of U.S. culture and history through the lens of 'middle' America. Periodicals covered range from the American Historical Review to Mademoiselle to Retirement Living to UNESCO Courier.   More Info

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Wright American Fiction 1851-1875

Online collection attempts to include every novel published in the United States from 1851 to 1875.   More Info

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Encyclopedias, Directories, Handbooks

Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB)

Provides full-text access to over 9,000 critical and biographical essays on British and American authors from all eras and genres. DLB can be searched in conjunction with Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Literary Criticism.   More Info

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Dissertations & Theses

Provides title, author, and subject access to virtually every U.S. dissertation; the database also provides access to thousands of Canadian dissertations and U.S. master's theses, and since 1988 selected access to British and European dissertation.   More Info

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Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

This Guide is a full-text searchable database of articles on individual critics and theorists, critical and theoretical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods. It also treats related persons and fields that have been shaped by or have themselves shaped literary theory and criticism.   More Info

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Magill's Literary Annual

Covers recent works of fiction and nonfiction across subjects, genres, and countries.   More Info

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Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

A historical dictionary of English, covering the language from the earliest times to the present day.   More Info

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Scribner Writers Series

Provides access to more than 2,000 original and detailed bio-critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world.   More Info

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Twayne Authors Series

An online literary reference resource that provides critical introductions to the lives and works of writers, to the history and influence of literary movements, and to the development of literary genres.   More Info

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WorldCat

A mega-library catalog containing more than 55 million records contributed by 20,000 libraries around the world.   More Info

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