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  • Interlibrary Loan
    Interlibrary Loan (ILL) obtains books, journal articles, theses, dissertations, and many other types of materials not owned by Cowles Library.

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  • RefWorks  
    RefWorks automates the tasks of citing information & creating bibliographies for research papers. Allows you to create your own citations or import from online databases.

English & Literature SuperSearch Wide

English & Literature SuperSearch searches key databases in English & Literature.

Key English & Literature Research Databases

  • Academic Search Complete  
    Academic Search Complete includes more than 8,992 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
  • ARTstor  
    The ARTstor Digital Library is one of the premiere image databases for research in art and art historical topics. It includes more than 80 collections of over one million images.
  • Cambridge Histories Online  
    Prestigious Cambridge Economic Histories Online for Europe, Latin America, India, and the Greco-Roman world.
  • Communication & Mass Media--EBSCO  
    Full-text of 200+ journals in the area of mass media & communication studies. Also includes indexing of 300+ additional titles.
  • CREDO Reference  
    CREDO Reference contains a variety of reference sources in subjects ranging from Art to History to Law to Technology and almost everything in between.
  • Dickens Letters  
    The letters of Charles Dickens (1820-1870)
  • Duke Scholarly Collection  
    Full-text of approximately 35 scholarly journals published by Duke University Press.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library  
    Includes reference materials in the subject areas of: Arts, Business, Education, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, and Social Science.
  • JSTOR (JournalSTORage)  
    Electronic archive of the complete journal runs (excluding the most recent 2-5 years) of over 500 journal titles in over 20 academic disciplines.
  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online: British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture
    Features a wide range of primary sources related to the arts in the nineteenth century, from playbills and scripts to operas and complete scores. These documents, many of them never before available, are sourced from the British Library and other institutions. Curation is by experts in British arts history. British Theatre, Music, and Literature covers more than a century and encompasses both the Georgian and Victorian theatre.
  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Corvey Collection of European Literature
    Includes the full-text of more than 9,500 English, French and German titles. The collection is sourced from the remarkable library of Victor Amadeus, whose Castle Corvey collection was one of the most spectacular discoveries of the late 1970s. The Corvey Collection comprises an important collection of Romantic era writing. It includes fiction, short prose, dramatic works, poetry and more, with a focus on especially difficult-to-find works by lesser-known, historically neglected writers.
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance  
    This encyclopedia "provides authoritative and up-to-date information about theatre and performance from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe.
  • Oxford Reference Online: Performing Arts
  • Project Muse  
    Full-text of 200 scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University and other university presses.

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