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  1. Bibliographic index to journal articles, books and dissertations. Subjects covered include language, literature, linguistics, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, printing and publishing.
  2. A searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources; authors from France, Spain, Germany and other countries from Europe, Africa, and South America are also presented.
  3. The OED covers words from across the English speaking world. It also gives etymological analysis, variant spellings, and pronunciation using IPA.
  4. This is the master index to the literary series published by Gale Research Inc. such as the Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB) and Contemporary Authors (CA).
  5. The Literary Encyclopedia is an expanding global literary reference work written by over 2000 specialists from universities around the world, and currently provides more than 5100 authoritative profiles of authors, works and literary and historical topics and grows by over 90 articles per month.
  6. Digital access to the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) collection of American periodicals published between 1691 and 1865.
  7. One thousand film scripts are indexed and organized to allow searching by scene, by character, by director, and more.
  8. The more than 1,000 periodicals in these three former microfilm collections provide the materials necessary to study trends in the United States from 1741 to 1900.
  9. Over 250 plays documenting the Asian American experience from the 18th century to the present.
  10. Profiles of more than 9,000 authors who have written books for, about and from British Columbia.
  11. Over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets from the Colonial Period to the early twentieth century.
  12. Over 1,200 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 150 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.
  13. A collection of approximately 8,000 works of short fiction produced by writers from Africa and the African Diaspora.
  14. Provides references to articles about Canadian publishing that were issued between 1935 and 1985.
  15. Manuscript catalogue of SFU Library's Special Collections Division.
  16. The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (C.E. 600-1150) of the English language, using twenty-first century technology.
  17. The Dictionary of Old English Web Corpus is an online database consisting of at least one copy of every Old English text. The DOE Web Corpus represents about four million words of Old English and another million words of Latin.
  18. Digital library of more than 125,000 individual titles from 1475-1700. Online digital images are available for every page.
  19. 17th and 18th Century newspapers form the collection of Reverend Charles Burney.
  20. Significant English-language and foreign-language titles printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. Can search both Early English Books Online and Eighteenth Century Collections Online simultaneously.
  21. Fulltext database of 19,000 poetic works by 179 Canadian writers, as well as author biographies.
  22. References articles in film and television journals and magazines.
  23. Has not been updated since Aug 2004, but it is useful as an index to journals of Canadian native content for previous years.
  24. Index to Medieval and Renaissance journals and books.
  25. Covers research in linguistics, language and speech, language and hearing pathology.
  26. Interlocking collection of Middle English resources, including an electronic ME dictionary,hypertext bibliography of ME texts and searchable corpus of prose & poetry
  27. National and regional newspapers of 18th and 19th century Britain.
  28. Index to 19th Century periodicals, books, newspapers and government documents.
  29. Includes 96 complete works of prose from the period 1700 - 1780. Includes writers such as Henry Fielding and Daniel Defoe.
  30. Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC) provides an exhaustive bibliography of over 1.2 million records for the 19th-century holdings of eight of the world's top research libraries.
  31. Newspapers from 1800-1900 from Britain.
  32. English Poetry, Second Edition contains over 183,000 poems, essentially comprising the complete canon of English poetry of the British Isles and the British Empire from the 8th century to the early 20th. Drawn from nearly 4,900 printed sources, more than 2,700 poets are represented.
  33. 1.7 million pages of newspaper information from U.S. newspapers from the 19th Century
  34. An online discussion forum, exhibition venue, bulletin board, archive, and calendar on new art media technologies and Internet culture.
  35. Contains text of 250 English novels published between 1786-1900.
  36. British Romantic period
    Access: Available at the standalone computer on the third floor of the Bennett library.
  37. All issues of the Shakespeare Survey, a yearly publication since 1948 which publishes the best of international Shakespeare scholarship.
  38. Provides international bibliographic information on periodicals - magazines, journals, newspapers, and newsletters.
  39. Annotated entries for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare and published or produced between 1964 and early 2005.
  40. Fulltext database of modern and contemporary American poetry. Includes 52,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets

Other Resources

  1. Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.
  2. Alternative & radical media
  3. Cross search Gale sources of literature.
  4. A collection of 20 different versions of the English Bible.
  5. This bibliography is an authoritative guide to what has been written about British and Irish history from the Roman period to the present day.
  6. A bibliographic index to articles, books, reviews, periodicals, and other references dealing with Comparative Canadian Literature
  7. Monographs, speeches, essays, and interviews written by leaders from the black community.
  8. The immediate experiences of Britsh and Irish women, as revealed in diaries and letters.
  9. 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. Two parts: (1) c.1660-1900 and (2) Medieval & Renaissance.
  10. An electronic archive of hundreds of digitised journals forming a record of more than two centuries of British culture.
  11. Bio-bibliographical information on more than 470 women who lived in Canada or wrote about Canada, and authored an English-language material published before 1940.
  12. A perspective on the 19th century like no other, through the words ofThomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle. Browse over 10,000 of their collectedletters by date, by recipient, by subject, and by volume.
  13. Published in collaboration with the Royal Irish Academy, the Dictionary of Irish Biography is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical reference work available both in print and online for Ireland.
  14. Biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
  15. Fulltext collection of documents from Evans' American Bibliography. 17th & 18th century America.
  16. More than 200 full text works which provide a representative view of prose fiction by writers from the British Isles from the period 1500-1700.
  17. Rare printed journals, periodicals and newspapers of the eighteenth century.
  18. An online resource which links correspondence among writers from the early modern period.
  19. Cross search Gale newspaper archives, covering over 400 years of content, using a single interface.
  20. The full facsimile run of the world’s most iconic illustrated newspaper
  21. Multidisciplinary Bibliography of Europe, North Africa and the Near East (300-1500)
  22. Comprising more than eighty volumes of poetry by Irish women writing between 1768 and 1842. Also includes biographical and critical essays contributed by the foremost scholars in the field.
  23. The John Johnson Collection is the product of a unique partnership between the Bodleian Library and ProQuest to conserve, catalogue and digitise more than 65,000 items drawn from the Bodleian's John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera.
  24. Searchable, archival collection of core scholarly arts, humanities and social sciences journals.
  25. Full text access to numerous Gale literary criticism series, covering literature from 1400.
  26. An extensive collection of manuscript materials for the study of medieval travel writing in fact and in fantasy.
  27. Nineteenth Century Collections Online, 1-12
  28. Full-text of over 100,000 pages of personal narratives by immigrants to North America, between 1840 and the present.
  29. Full-text of letters and diaries written by North American women from Colonial times to 1950.
  30. Orlando includes biographical and writing career entries on over a thousand writers, more than eight hundred and fifty of them British women. It also includes selected non-British or international women writers, and British and international men, whose writing was an important, sometimes a shaping, element in a particular writing climate. Orlando also includes more than thirty thousand dated items representing events and processes.
  31. Online index to bibliographies in Classics, Communication, Criminology, Ecology, Philosophy, Public Health, Renaissance and Reformation, and Victorian Literature with a bibliographical essay on sources.
  32. Online versions of 200+ reference books from Oxford University Press.
  33. Full-text books and correspondence by seminal figures in the humanities, social sciences and literature.
  34. The Patrologia Latina Database is an electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina, published between 1844 and 1855, and the four volumes of indexes published between 1862 and 1865. The Patrologia Latina comprises the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216.
  35. Scholarly periodicals from 1802 to 1995.
  36. Humanities and Social Science e-books and journals.
  37. An electronic collection of over sixty volumes of lyric poetry by Scottish women, written between 1789 and 1832
  38. Full text access to Something About the Author and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series.
  39. An online resource for the study of Early Modern Britain and Europe. It reproduces original historical manuscripts in facsimile, linking each manuscript to its corresponding fully-searchable Calendar entry.
  40. The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online presents a complete reappraisal of this major Renaissance writer, complementing and extending the seven-volume print edition of Jonson’s works.
  41. A scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels.
  42. An essential resource for the study of popular entertainment in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
  43. A database which lists the items held by many libraries around the world.
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