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Gale Literary Sources

  • Best Bet
  • Primary Sources (Archival) | Reference Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: Gale

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

Literature Online

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  • Primary Sources (Archival) | Reference Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Full-text of 17th-21st century works of poetry, fiction, and drama written in English; includes literary criticism and reference works.

MLA International Bibliography

(Modern Language Association)
  • Best Bet
  • Dissertations & Theses | Reference Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

The main database of critical scholarship on all modern literatures and languages, linguistics and folklore. Also useful for film and media studies. Citations from 1963-present.

African American Poetry

  • E-books | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

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.

AM Explorer

(Adam Mathew Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

AM Explorer provides access to all of primary sources collections from the publisher Adam Matthew. These include collections from European History, US History, Asian History, Religious Studies, African History, Latin American History, Middle Eastern History, English Literature, and Economic history.

Asian American Drama

  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

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

Bibliography of American Literature

  • Reference Sources
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Bibliography of works by approximately 300 American writers from the Revolution to 1930.

FYI: There is no direct linking to what the library owns. You'll have to copy and paste titles and search for them in Library Search.

Bibliography of English Women Writers

  • Reference Sources
  • Vendor: Iter

Citations for works by over 735 English women writers active between 1500-1640.

FYI: There is no direct linking to what the library owns. You'll have to copy and paste titles and search for them in Library Search.

Black Drama Third Edition

  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

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.

Black Short Fiction and Folklore

  • E-books | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

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.

Book Review Digest Plus

  • Popular Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

Citations for book reviews from newspapers, popular magazines, and book-review magazines,1903 - present.

Caribbean Literature

  • E-books | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Includes more than 100,000 pages of poems, drama, novels, stories and related material produced in the region during the 19th and 20th centuries.. Features works in English, Spanish, French, and Dutch as well as various Creole languages. Translations of major works, dictionaries, and reference materials are included.

Contemporary World Drama

  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

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

Dictionary of Literary Biography

  • Reference Sources
  • Vendor: Gale

Contains Dictionary of Literary Biography; Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series; and Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook: 1980.

Editions & Adaptations of Shakespeare

  • E-books | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Multiple, full text, searchable editions of Shakespeare from 1623 (First Folio) to 1866 (Cambridge edition).

Eighteenth Century Drama: Censorship, Society and the Stage

(AM Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Over 2,500 plays from the John Larpent Collection from the Huntington Library with access to The London Stage 1660-1800, a biographical dictionary of London actors, musicians, dancers, managers, and stage personnel, 1660-1800, and Ana Larpent’s diaries 1790-1830. Also includes personal papers of theatrical figures including; David Garrick, Charles Kemble, Priscilla Kemble, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Thomas Sheridan, Sarah Siddons, James Winston.

English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC)

  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: British Library

Citations for works printed in England or its dependencies in any language as well as works printed in English anywhere in the world from 1473 to 1800.

FYI: There is no direct linking to what the library owns. You will need to copy and paste publications and search for them in the main search box

HathiTrust Digital Library

  • E-books | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Hathitrust

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.

JSTOR

  • E-books | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: JSTOR

A growing full text collection of scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. Most titles only include backfiles (some as far back as the early 1800s), with only some current content. Also includes university press ebooks.

Latino Literature

  • E-books | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Includes novels, short stories, poetry and plays inspired by the intersection of cultures between the United States and six different countries and regions that constitute the Latino world. The majority of the works are in English with selected works of particular importance presented in Spanish. 19th century to present.

Literary Manuscripts Leeds

(AM Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Facsimile images of 17th and 18th century poetry manuscripts from the Brotherton Library at the University of Leeds. Includes essays, biographies, and a paleography section.

Literature Resource Center

  • Reference Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: Gale

Full-text biographies of authors, critical analysis of literary works, and bibliographies.

Milton Bibliography, 1624-1799

(Iter)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Iter

Citations for all manuscripts, books by and about Milton from 1624-1799.

FYI: There is no direct linking to what the library owns

New Oxford Shakespeare

  • E-books | Primary Sources (Archival) | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: Oxford

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

Oxford Bibliographies

  • Reference Sources
  • Vendor: Oxford

Authoritative list of sources for research on multiple Social Science and Humanities subject areas.

Oxford English Dictionary

(OED)
  • Reference Sources
  • Vendor: Oxford

The principal dictionary of record for the English language. Also includes the Oxford Historical Thesaurus.

Past Masters Full Text Humanities

  • E-books | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Intelex

Full-text literature, philosophy, and theology classics online in scholarly editions, in addition to the correspondence of selected authors.

Perdita Manuscripts: Women Writers, 1500-1700

(AM Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Focus on early modern European women’s writing, including digitized manuscripts encompassing subjects such as cookery and medical recipes, accounts, advice, travel writing, autobiographical material, and devotional writings.

Shakespeare's Globe Archive

(AM Explorer)
  • Images | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

20th and 21st century documents about performance practice in the reconstructed Globe Theatre, London (1997): prompt books, wardrobe notes, programmes, publicity material, annual reports, show reports, photographs and architectural plans.

Twentieth-Century African American Poetry

(20th Century African American Poetry)
  • E-books | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

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 1990s.

Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels: Volume I

  • E-books | Images | Popular Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Includes full reproductions of graphics novels and comics starting from the 1950s. Besides digitized comics and graphic novels, this database also has interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism pertaining to the medium from various journals, books, and magazines.

Women Writers Online

  • E-books | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Northeastern University

Full-text access to important books by and about women published from 1400 to 1850.

World Shakespeare Bibliography Online

  • Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: Folger Shakespeare Library

Annotated bibliography for books, articles, etc. published on Shakespeare's works from 1960-present.

FYI: There is no direct linking to what the library owns

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