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  1. Citations to scholarly literature in linguistics, modern languages, folklore, literary theory & criticism, and dramatic arts; historical aspects of printing and publishing, rhetoric and composition; and, the theory and practice of teaching language and literature.
  2. Full-text access to academic and popular commentary published in broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopaedias, books, and periodicals from 1400 - present.
  3. An archival collection of scholarly journals mainly in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Subject coverage includes: African American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Botany & Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, General Science, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology and Statistics.
  4. Scans of over 132,000 English publications from 1473 1700. Other languages covered include Algonquin and Welsh. Topics covered: English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science.

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  1. 96 complete works of British prose from 1700-1780, including works by Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Eliza Haywood, Samuel Richardson, Tobias Smollett, Laurence Sterne and Jonathan Swift.
  2. Full text of 250 British and Irish novels from 1782-1903. Covers: major (e.g. Austen, the Brontės, Dickens, Thackeray) and little-known Victorian novelists; Gothic novels (e.g. Frankenstein -- 1818 & 1831 versions); Silver Fork school novels (e.g. Glenarvon, Vivian Grey); New Woman novels (e.g. The Story of an African Farm); popular fiction (e.g.The Water-Babies, Black Beauty); and, Fin de sičcle fiction (e.g. Dorian Grey, Dracula).
  3. Contains over 11 000 stories and folk tales from Africa and the African Diaspora (mid 1990s - present) in their original languages and English. Includes: oral traditions; contemporary tales of modern life; complete runs of thematic literary magazines (e.g. Kyk-Over-Al, The Beacon); early North American black-owned and edited journals and newspapers.
  4. Scans of letters and diaries, poems, plays, novels, religious writings, and similar materials from 1100-1900. Text of the manuscripts is not searchable.
  5. Presents biographical and publication information for more than 470 women who lived in Canada or wrote about Canada, and authored an English-language book or pamphlet of fiction or poetry that was published before 1940. It includes titles of publications and references to archival resources.
  6. Information on authors and their works throughout global literary history. Includes: biographies; critical responses to works; essays on publishing houses and literary topics; scans of manuscripts, proofs, title pages etc.
  7. Aggregates several literary databases for biographical and critical essays about the worlds most influential literary figures; literary commentary (popular and scholarly) from 1400 present; biographical information about childrens and young adult authors and illustrators; multidisciplinary encyclopedias and specialized reference sources.
  8. 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).
  9. Full-text of the Globe and Mail newspaper from 1844 to three years ago. Covers major news and events in Canada and around the world. Includes images, advertisements, cartoons, classified ads, birth and death notices, and full content of the Report on Business section.
  10. Articles published in over 350 English-language periodicals. Topics include: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Communications, Community Health, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Planning & Public Administration, Religion & Theology, Minority Studies, Performing Arts, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, Urban Studies etc.
  11. Biographies of major and minor writers in world literature; descriptive-critical analyses of works of interest; a variety of descriptive and critical essays on literary, cultural and historical matters; author life-chronologies; critical bibliographies.
  12. Dictionary of Middle English; bibliography of Middle English references cited in the dictionary; 146 full text volumes of Middle English prose and poetry.
  13. Monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics, and other documents from the 19th century. Topics cover political, social, and cultural history, and science and technology around the world.
  14. Full-text versions of reference books published by Oxford Reference. These dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and other resources cover many different areas, are excellent starting places for learning about new topics, and are useful for finding out about key academic sources for a particular subject.
  15. Humanities and social sciences peer-reviewed academic journals and ebooks from university presses and scholarly societies world-wide.
  16. Covers hundreds of general-interest and specialised magazines from the US and Canada. Includes some full-text access, and many more citations and abstracts.
  17. Citation information to short stories published from 1819-1983, searchable by author, title, genre.
  18. Biographical and autobiographical information about the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults, includes all volumes to present.
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