1983-present. Indexes reviews of current fiction and non-fiction, and provides review excerpts and over 100,000 full text reviews. As of Spring 2008 included 1,300,000 reviews covering over 550,000 books
1905-1982. Excerpts from and citations to book reviews from 1905 to 1982 to fiction and nonfiction, reference works, textbooks, and children's books in the arts, humanities, social sciences, science and technology, and general interest
The Digital Scriptorium is a growing image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts that unites scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research.
1861-present. Database of citations to doctoral dissertations & master's theses from 1,000+ universities. Abstracts for dissertations 1980-present; master's theses 1988-present. Full-text of most UC dissertations published 1996 and later.
This classic work by Willaim Strunk is intended for use in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature. It gives the main requirements of plain English style and concentrates on the rules of usage most often abused.
Its 150 entries bring together expertise in classical studies, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech, communications and performance studies in a comprehensive treatment of the art of persuasion.
Contains English, medical, legal, financial, and computer dictionaries, thesaurus, acronyms, idioms, encyclopedia, a Literature Reference Library, which can all be searched with one search box. Site also has Word of the Day, Quotation of the Day,...
Definitions of over 100,000 slang words in the English language from the past 5 centuries. Each word is authenticated by fully referenced citations to examples of its usage in print sources. First published in 2010 by Oxford University Press. Also known a
Ed. by Nikolas Coupland, publ. by Wiley-Blackwell (2010), The Handbook of Language and Globalization brings together important new studies of language and discourse in the global era, consolidating a vibrant new field of sociolinguistic research.
A comprehensive database of humanities content, providing full text for hundreds of journals, books, and other published sources from around the world, much of which is not found in other databases. This online resource provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, full text for more than 890 journals, and contains more than 2.47 million records. Major subject areas include literature, philosophy, the arts, history, culture, and multi-disciplinary humanities titles, with world-wide content pertaining to literary, scholarly, and creative thought.
From April 1, 2015, the UC San Diego Library has arranged for a two-year trial period of over 26,000 videos available through Kanopy. The videos come from leading producers such as the BBC, California Newsreel, Criterion Collection, First Run Features, Kino Lorber and PBS, with more content added each year. Many of the films are from independent and specialty producers, with a focus on documentary films. Use is limited to currently enrolled UCSD students, employees, and faculty, staff. Faculty may screen these films in the classroom and they may also be used across campus to non-paying audiences, such as organizations and clubs, training, and in residence life.
A useful, detailed summary of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed., 2009) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed., 2008) created by the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University.
The primary database of citations to journal articles, monographs, book chapters, and dissertations in the fields of non-Classical literatures and folklore. Important source for linguistics and non-technical aspects of theater & film. Ca. 1890-present.
Edited by Michael Hattaway. Published by Blackwell in 2010. Essays in vol. 1 define historical contexts and critical perspectives. Vol. 2 describes literary genres and kinds of writing and engages with a number of critical issues and debates.
This source shows the development of science-fiction words and their associated concepts over time, with full citations and bibliographic information. Not a source for biography or literary criticism. Compiled by J. Prucher and first published in 2007.
"The Routledge Handbook of World Englishes" by Andy Kirkpatrick (published 2010) constitutes a comprehensive introduction to the study of world Englishes drawing on the expertise of leading authors within the field.
A free-content multilingual dictionary. Designed as a companion to Wikipedia, Wiktionary has grown beyond a standard dictionary and now includes a thesaurus, a rhyme guide, phrase books, language statistics and extensive appendices.