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Contemporary World Drama

At completion, the collection will include the full text of 1,000 contemporary plays, from 2000 – present.

Asian American Drama

Plays, with related biographical, production, and theatrical information, from 19th Century and contemporary Asian American playwrights.

Black Drama Third Edition

Full text of over 1,700 plays written from the mid-1800s – present by over 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many are rare, hard to find, or out of print.

African American Poetry

Contains nearly 3,000 poems by African American poets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, from the earliest published African American poems to the works of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first African American poet to achieve national success and recognition.

Twentieth-Century African American Poetry

Features collection of poetry written by the most important and influential African American poets of the twentieth century. Coverage begins with the key writers of the early decades, continues with major figures of the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts movement of the 1960s, and concludes with a considerable body of writing of the 1980s and […]

Gale Literary Sources

Cross-search literary research databases including: Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online; Literature Criticism Online; LitFinder; and Literature Resource Center (LRC).

New Oxford Shakespeare

Electronic access to complete Shakespeare works in a modern critical edition (modern spellings), critical reference edition (original spellings), and authorship companion (essays of authorship and chronology); complete texts, notes, and scholarly resources; words can be searched across the set of editions

HathiTrust Digital Library

Digitized books and magazines. Full-text available of out-of-copyright works. To download as a PDF, click Log In button and select your college.

Black Short Fiction and Folklore

Stories and folklore from Africa and the African Diaspora. Over 11,700 short stories and folktales ranging from oral traditions to contemporary tales of modern life. Includes complete runs of selected literary magazines such as Kyk-Over-Al and The Beacon.