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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. 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.
  3. Full-text access to academic and popular commentary published in broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopaedias, books, and periodicals from 1400 - present.
  4. 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.

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  1. Full texts of 50 000 poems by over 300 modern and contemporary American poets. Covers: major works of the American modernist period; the Black Mountain school; Deep Image poetry; Beat poetry; feminist poetry; confessional poetry; and, many contemporary writers from the 1980s - 90s. For more complete representation of African American poets, use Twentieth-Century African American Poetry (
  2. Full texts of over 40 000 poems by over 200 American poets from 1600 - 1920. Covers the works of major poets e.g. Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman; important literary groups e.g. the Transcendentalists; and less-known poets e.g. Emma Lazarus.
  3. Scans of letters and diaries, poems, plays, novels, religious writings, and similar materials from 1100-1900. Text of the manuscripts is not searchable.
  4. 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.
  5. Full texts of over 19 000 English-language poems by 177 Canadian poets from 1600 - 1900. Not included: variants, composition history, and scholarly apparatus.
  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. 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.
  8. Full text of over 183 000 poems by over 2700 poets from the British Isles and former British colonies. Periods covered from the 8th to early 20th century.
  9. 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.
  10. 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).
  11. Over 80 volumes of poetry by around 50 Irish women (1768 1842); biographical and critical essays. Includes works by: Henrietta Battier, I. S. Anna Liddiard, Adelaide O'Keeffe, Elizabeth Ryves, and Melesina Trench
  12. 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.
  13. Scans of verse manuscripts from 17th-18th centuries, with information about manuscript type, author, verse form, and bibliographic references; interactive introductory essays; biographies for key authors; palaeography section with transcriptions and alphabets; and colour images demonstrating over 320 examples of 17th and 18th century English handwriting.
  14. Dictionary of Middle English; bibliography of Middle English references cited in the dictionary; 146 full text volumes of Middle English prose and poetry.
  15. 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.
  16. Full text access to only Shakespeares works, Renaissance Drama, and Romantic Poetry.
  17. Humanities and social sciences peer-reviewed academic journals and ebooks from university presses and scholarly societies world-wide.
  18. Covers hundreds of general-interest and specialised magazines from the US and Canada. Includes some full-text access, and many more citations and abstracts.
  19. Scans of manuscripts and paintings by the Wordworths and their contemporaries from the Wordsworth Trust. Includes: working notebooks; verse manuscripts; correspondences; Lake District guide books; maps; paintings; and other secondary sources.
  20. Thematic yearly issues collecting the best international scholarship in English about Shakespeare studies and production from 1948 - present.
  21. 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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