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Key English & Literature Research Databases
Academic Search Ultimate This link opens in a new window
Academic Search Premier 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.
American Fiction, 1774-1920 This link opens in a new window
Primary source archive of prose fiction written by Americans from the political beginnings of the United States through World War I.
Cambridge Histories Online This link opens in a new window
Prestigious Cambridge Histories covering numerous styles and eras of literature.
Dickens Letters This link opens in a new window
The letters of Charles Dickens (1820-1870)
Early English Books Online (Text Creation Partnership) This link opens in a new window
Consists of 25,000+ open access texts from Early English Books Online.
Gale eBooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library) This link opens in a new window
Includes reference materials in the subject areas of: Arts, Business, Education, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, and Social Science.
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
Electronic archive of the complete journal runs (excluding the most recent 2-5 years) of over 500 journal titles in over 20 academic disciplines.
Literature Resource Center This link opens in a new window
Database of overviews of important authors (from ancient times to the present) and scholarly critiques of their writings, including selected criticism and book reviews published in academic and literary journals.
LitFinder This link opens in a new window
Database providing access to literary works and authors throughout history, including more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, plays, biographies, images, and more.
Nineteenth Century Collections Online This link opens in a new window
Includes “British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture,” which 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.
Also includes the “Corvey Collection of European Literature”, which consists of 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 Handbooks Online This link opens in a new window
Full text handbooks from the Oxford Handbooks series are available as an online collection in five subject area: Economics, Literature, Philosophy, Politicals, and Religion.
Project Muse This link opens in a new window
Full-text of 200 scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University and other university presses.
Very Short Introductions This link opens in a new window
Very Short Introductions are concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History.
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