Early English Books Online (EEBO) 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 and the tumult of the English Civil War
19th Century Masterfile was launched in 1999 as "Poole's Plus," but has now grown to include over seventy contemporary indexes to English-language publishing prior to 1930. The Library subscribes to all 5 sections: I. Multi-title periodical indexes -- II. Book indexes -- III. Newspaper indexes -- IV. Complete individual periodical indexes -- V. US Patents; Hansard's; US and UK Historical Government Documents. These indexing sources cover the following subject areas: History, Philosophy, Literature Studies, Classics, Legal Studies, History of Science, Religion, Psychology, Engineering Technologies, Art Studies, Culture, Medicine.
Civil war letters and diaries contains 2,009 authors and approximately 100,000 pages of diaries, letters and memoirs. Particular care has been taken to index this material so it can be searched more thoroughly than ever. Each source has been carefully chosen using leading bibliographies. The product includes 4,000 pages of previously unpublished manuscripts such as the letters of Amos Wood and his wife and the diary of Maryland Planter William Claytor. The collection also includes biographies, an extensive bibliography of the sources in the database, and material licensed from The Civil War Day-by-Day by E.B. Long.
BDSL Online is created by the University Library Frankfurt am Main as a special collection library of German Studies. It is the most important bibliographic source of information for German studies with a focus on literature.
Black Women Writers celebrates the many voices of women from Africa and the African Diaspora. Offering fiction, poetry, and essays from three continents and 20 countries, the database gives an unparalleled view of black women’s struggles through time. The database features over 105,490 pages.
Book Review Index Online is a comprehensive online guide to book reviews that includes more than five million review citations from thousands of publications, with linking to more than 630,000 full-text reviews. It supports research in numerous disciplines, including literature, history, education, psychology, and more. Contains the entire backfile of Book Review Index print content from 1965 to the present.
British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries includes the immediate experiences of approximately 500 women, as revealed in over 100,000 pages of diaries and letters. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. The collection now includes primary materials spanning more than 300 years. Each source has been carefully chosen using leading bibliographies. The collection also includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources in the database.
British Literary Manuscripts Online presents facsimile images of literary manuscripts, including letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works, and similar materials. This collection is published in two parts. The Library has access to one part: British Literary Manuscripts Online, c. 1660-1900
British Periodicals offers facsimile page images and searchable full text for nearly 500 British periodicals published from the seventeenth through the early twentieth centuries. Collection I consists of more than 160 journals that comprise the ProQuest/UMI microfilm collection "Early British Periodicals". Collection II consists of more than 300 journals from the ProQuest/UMI microfilm collections "English Literary Periodicals" and "British Periodicals in the Creative Arts" together with additional titles.
Brockelmann Online consists of both original volumes Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur (GAL) by Carl Brockelmann (1868-1956), as well as the three supplement volumes, including the indexes. Brockelmann’s Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur offers bio-bibliographic information about works written in Arabic and their authors, with an emphasis on the classical period.
The Cairn.info platform hosts a great number of top French language academic journals and ebooks in fields such as Literature, Linguistics, Philosophy, History, Sociology and more. The Library has access to a selection of over 100 titles within this database.
Cambridge Companions Online offers subject or theme based collections of content within a richly functional, fully cross-searchable online environment. This collection of over 500 titles covers literature, philosophy, religion, classics, cultural studies, and music. The content is updated continuously.
Searchable collection of poetry and fiction produced in the region during the 19th and 20th centuries. Includes numerous rare and hard-to-find works written in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and various Creole languages. Future releases include journals, reference works, and interviews with key writers. New content is uploaded on a biweekly basis, giving users immediate access to a steadily growing treasury of classic, rare, and contemporary literature.
Online bibliography and digital archive covering a range of vibrant colonial writing. Examines the history of Australian popular or genre fiction from the early to late colonial period. Operates as a major reading, research and teaching resource. It makes available a wide selection of popular colonial publications, many are now rare and out of print. Texts are imaged and presented in their original format.
Communication & Mass Media Complete provides a research solution in areas related to communication and mass media, incorporating the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline. CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 450 journals.
Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 has been hailed as the definitive resource for researching every aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America. This incomparable digital collection contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a 160-year period. Digitized from one of the most important collections ever produced on microform, Early American Imprints, Series I is based on Charles Evans’ renowned “American Bibliography” and Roger Bristol’s supplement.
Early European Books traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources. Early European Books has within its scope all works printed in Europe before 1701, regardless of language, together with all pre-1701 works in European languages printed further afield. It builds upon and complements Early English Books Online (EEBO) and is largely concerned with non-Anglophone materials. The Library has access to Collections 1-10.
This resource brings together manuscript, printed and visual primary source materials for the study of 'Empire' and it's theories, practices and consequences. The materials span across the last five centuries and are accompanied by a host of secondary learning resources including scholarly essays, maps and an interactive chronology.
The FLI Online contains approximately 700,000 citations to articles, film reviews and book reviews published between 1976-2001. The FLI has comprehensively indexed 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television.
Index to Jewish Periodicals is the definitive index on Jewish history, activity and thought. This database provides a comprehensive guide to English-language articles, book reviews, and feature stories in more than 160 journals devoted to Jewish affairs. Titles include Contemporary Jewry, Holy Land Studies, Jewish Culture & History, Journal of Palestine Studies, Studies in American Jewish Literature, and many more.
The International Medieval Bibliography is a multidisciplinary bibliography of Europe, North Africa and the Near East, 300-1500. The aim of IMB is to provide a comprehensive, current bibliography of articles in journals and miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections or Festschriften) worldwide. Updated quarterly.
Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period includes more than 80 volumes of poetry by approximately 50 Irish women writing between 1768 and 1842. Compiled and edited by Stephen Behrendt of the University of Nebraska, the database also offers numerous biographical and critical essays prepared by leading scholars specifically for the project. This database contains over 10,886 pages.
Searchable collection of prose, poetry, and drama composed by women writing in Mexico, Central America, and South America. Includes Latin American feminists and revolutionaries essays, who address the universal concerns of women in every age and the distinctive issues of their struggles in the region. New content is uploaded on a biweekly basis.
Brings together poetry, fiction, and drama written in English and Spanish by Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and other Latin authors working in the United States. Includes never before published material. Researchers will also find numerous Chicano folk tales and audio files of selected poems and plays.
This collection offers a number of Australia’s best known literary magazines that help define Australia’s literary and cultural heritage. Created in partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts, the Informit Literature & Culture Collection is an essential reference database for academic, school and public libraries and for teachers and students of literary studies, cultural studies and creative writing courses. It covers the period from 1940 to present both for Full Text Publications and Index.
Literature Online is the leading online resource for the study and teaching of literature in English. The collection contains more than 350,000 works of poetry, drama and prose, over 350 full-text literature journals, and key bibliographies, biographies, reference works and student guides.
Loeb Classical Library was founded by James Loeb in 1911 to make Classical Greek and Latin literature accessible to the broadest range of readers. The digital Loeb Classical Library extends this mission into the twenty-first century. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians and more are represented with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a modern and elegant interface, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content. Every Loeb volume in print is included and new and revised volumes are regularly uploaded.
Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries from the American Antiquarian Society brings together 105,000 pages of the personal writings of women of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, displayed as high-quality images of the original manuscripts, Semantically Indexed and online for the first time. The collection is drawn entirely from the extensive holdings of the American Antiquarian Society.
This collection presents some European travel writing manuscripts from the later medieval period. Contains medieval manuscripts from libraries around the world and dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries. Includes journey accounts to central Asia and the Far East, Mongolia, Persia, India, China, South-East Asia and the Holy Land.
The New Oxford Shakespeare presents an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited from first principles from the base-texts themselves, and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship. This online edition brings the content of all three print volumes - Modern critical edition, Critical reference edition, Authorship companion - together as one powerful resource.
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories provides a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950. With more than 100,000 pages of personal narratives, including letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, oral histories, and interviews, the collection provides a rich source for scholars in a wide range of disciplines.
North American Indian Thought and Culture project integrates autobiographies, biographies, Indian publications, oral histories, personal writings, photographs, drawings, and audio files for the first time. The result is a comprehensive representation of historical events as told by the individuals who lived through them. The database is an essential resource for all those interested in serious scholarly research into the history of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Peoples.
North American Women’s Letters and Diaries is a electronic collection of women’s diaries and correspondence spanning more than 300 years. Presents the personal experiences of hundreds of women. Complementing Alexander Street’s British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries, the database will be used for research in women’s studies, history, sociology, literature, genealogy, and other fields. The writings provide a detailed record of what women wore, ate, read, their working conditions and amusements, relationships with lovers, family and friends. Includes their church attendance frequency, how they viewed their connection to God, and how they prayed. We can explore their relationships.
The Parker Library on the Web is a web-based workspace for the study of manuscripts held in the Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The Parker Library's holdings of Old English texts account for a substantial proportion of all extant manuscripts in Anglo-Saxon, including the earliest copy of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (c. 890), unique copies of Old English poems and other texts, and King Alfred's translation of Gregory the Great's Pastoral Care. The Parker Library also contains key Anglo-Norman and Middle English texts ranging from the Ancrene Wisse and the Brut Chronicle to one of the finest copies of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde.
This resource is produced in association with the Perdita Project based at the University of Warwick and Nottingham Trent University. “Perdita” means “lost woman” and the quest of the Perdita Project has been to find early modern women authors who were “lost” because their writing exists only in manuscript form. This collection contains full digital facsimiles of over 230 of the manuscripts from the Perdita Project. These manuscripts were written or compiled by women in the British Isles during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and they have been sourced from archives and libraries across the United Kingdom and the USA.
Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from scholarly journals published by major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.
The Romantic Era Redefined is a searchable collection of works focusing in the period between 1800 and 1830, that will bring academic research libraries a new, genre-redefining electronic collection of Romantic-era literature. In partnership with Pickering & Chatto Publishers, Alexander Street Press will publish in this collection canonical and previously unrecognized writers from Britain, the British Empire, and North America.
Discover the working methods of Romantic poets and trace the evolution of celebrated verse in this powerful digital resource. Presenting the manuscript collections of the Wordsworth Trust, this digital collection 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. Take a moment to browse the rich collection of fine art pieces which include works by such eminent artists as J.M.W. Turner, John Constable and Benjamin Robert Haydon. This evocative collection vividly brings to life the landscape that inspired literary creativity and poetic genius.
Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period includes 60 volumes of poetry by 47 authors. 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. Edited by Nancy Kushigian of the University of California, Davis and Stephen Behrendt of the University of Nebraska, the database is part of the Alexander Street Literature package, which enables researchers to explore the rich literary heritage of diverse cultures from across the globe.
South and Southeast Asian Literature is a searchable collection of fiction and poetry written in English by authors from South and Southeast Asia and their Diasporas. Focusing on works composed during the late-colonial and postcolonial eras, the collection will also feature author interviews and manuscript materials that will shed additional light on the rich literary heritage and emerging traditions of this region.
The TLG is both a full-text digital library of Greek literature and a research project at the University of California, Irvine. Its primary goal is to create a comprehensive digital collection that includes all extant works of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era, and to develop search mechanisms that allow scholars and students to search this collection.
This collection contains women's travel diaries and correspondence from The Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. From the everyday to the extraordinary, these rare diaries and the supporting correspondence describe the travel experiences, destinations and desires of nineteenth and twentieth century American women.
Rapid and drastic changes in cultural values and behaviors touched nearly every aspect of American life in the twentieth century. Conduct, behavioral, advice, and etiquette literature reveal how society grappled with these changes. Items such as How to Get Along with Black People: A Handbook for White Folks and Some Black Folks Too (1940), and Art of Living: Etiquette for the Permissive Age (1972) give students and researchers deep insights into shifting attitudes and values over time.