The largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media from the British Library; more than 1000 pamphlets, proclamations, newsbooks and newspapers from England, Ireland, Scotland and a few from British colonies in the Americas & Asia.
Full texts of over 23,000 pamphlets held by seven British research libraries, and records (without texts) for about 160,000 more from 23 libraries. Searchable by broad subject, keyword, and holding libraries.
Full-text and full-page-image access more than 3300 books in the humanities and area studies, recommended by scholars as significant contributions to their respective fields. From the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).
Has 277 newspapers mostly from the 19th and early-mid 20th centuries. Many titles include only a few years; others much longer. Can be searched with America's Historical Newspapers, Hispanic American Newspapers.
Full text of all or parts of 177 magazines and journals published by or for the African American community between 1825 and 1995. Topics include race relations and civil rights, religion, business, literature and the arts, and general interest magazines. Searches may be limited to place (state) or date of publication, topic, keywords, broad categories, etc.
1991-present. Citations to articles in roughly 381 alternative, radical, and left publications in North America. which report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change
1964-present. International database for research on all periods of U.S. and Canadian history, including very recent years. Includes abstracts of journal articles and listings of books and dissertations.
Detailed articles on more than 18,000 men and women, from all eras and walks of life, whose lives have shaped the United States. Includes bibliographies and links to web resources. Several hundred new entries added each year.
1740-1900. Full text of North American periodicals (magazines and newspapers) from 1740 through the 19th century; a few early 20th century periodicals also included. Search APS Online by keyword or browse by journal.
"A multimedia anthology selected from various Library of Congress holdings ... This collection illustrates the vibrant and diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville, that thrived from 1870-1920."
This is a comprehensive bibliography of works by William S. Burroughs (1914-1997), compiled and annotated by Brian E.C. Schottlaender to assist scholars in distinguishing between distinctive editions and printings of individual works.
Current directory of 5,596 repositories and 154,678 archival collections across the US. Includes Directory of Archives and Manuscript Repositories in the US (DAMRUS) and National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC).
1975-present. Provides author, keyword, and cited reference searching from more than 1100 leading arts and humanities journals. In many cases includes searchable abstracts plus links to e-journal images. Part of the Web of Science.
Biographical and bibliographical data about the countless authors, publishers, and novels of the Victorian period (1837-1901). As of July 2011, the database contains 7335 titles by 2494 authors and 225 publishers.
Presents Jonson’s complete writings for readers of the twenty-first century, in the light of current editorial thinking and recent scholarly interpretation and discovery. It offers a clear sense, afforded by no other previous edition, of the shape, scale, and variety of the entire Jonsonian canon. At the same time, it is the first edition to use digital technology to give a dynamic insight into Jonson’s processes of composition and to reveal the editorial choices which underpin the modernized text.
BBIH provides bibliographic data on books, articles in books, and articles in almost 700 periodicals dealing with the British Isles, Empire, and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available--from 55 B.C. to the present.
The 2nd release of this database contains almost 1500 plays by 233 playwrights, together with detailed information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. Also includes selected playbills, production photos and other ephemera.
Black Short Fiction and Folklore brings together 82,000 pages and more than 11,000 works of short fiction produced by writers from Africa and the African Diaspora from the earliest times to the present. The materials have been compiled from early literary magazines, archives, and the personal collections of the authors. Some 30 percent of the collection is fugitive or ephemeral, or has never been published before. The North American coverage extends from William Wells Brown (1814-1884) up to some current authors such as Wanda Coleman and Walter Moseley.
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 texts of Jane Eyre (Charlotte), Wuthering Heights (Emily), The Professor (Charlotte), Villette (Charlotte), Agnes Grey (Anne), and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne), taken from the Project Gutenberg site.
Over two hundred volumes in the Cambridge Companions to Literature series are included in Literature Online (LiON). Each volume contains surveys of the research on various aspects of an individual writer's work.
Highlights of a 2009 exhibition at Vassar College, including an audio-slide show of selections from the exhibition, an annotated checklist of all items, and background information on the Dickens and C19 British literary collections at Vassar.
Major web site intended to organize and provide navigation aides for Chaucer resources on the Internet. Includes links to scholarly text editions, articles, historical and cultural background information.
Includes an overview of a children's or YA author's life and work, some quotations from the author about his/her work, followed by excerpts from book reviews, journal and magazine articles, and books about the author--general commentary first, followed by criticism on each of the author's individual works, arranged in order of their publication.
Primarily designed to give teachers, librarians, parents, and students a resource for designing thematic units for preschool through grade 3 students on any subject using images from children's literature.
Thematic essays and bio-critical essays on 113 American writers of short fiction. Available in Literature Online. From its home page, select "Criticism and Reference," then "Reference," then select from the list of publications.
Consisting of over 30 survey articles, each written by an acknowledged authority in their field, the Companion reveals the diversity of the Southern region, as expressed in different forms of thought, work, and imaginative play.
Covers individual periodicals and newspapers, plus journalists, editors, publishers, illustrators, printers, as well as topic in the emerging field of journalism. Part of C19: the Nineteenth Century Index
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.
Trial Access through May 20th. Bloomsbury Drama Online contains the texts of over 1000 scripts, from Aeschylus to contemporary British and American theater, from the publishers Methuen Drama, Faber & Faber, Arden Schakespeare, and others.
Major resource of information about little magazines and small presses published in the United States. Combines information from 4 previous print directories: The International Directory of Little Magazines and Small Presses, The Directory of Poetry Publishers, The Directory of Small Press/Magazine Editors & Publishers, and the Small Press Record of Books in Print.
The largest online source of bibliographic information on the English Renaissance poet Edmund Spenser. For the years that it now covers (1974-2003), it cites more than 30% more items than the MLA International Bibliography. Most citations have abstracts.
A portal to full texts of literary works and related Web sites from the eighteenth century, primarily British. Some texts and links are made to resources in French and other European literatures as well.
Searchable and browseable database offering extensive access to the web of correspondence between the greatest thinkers and writers of the long eighteenth century and their families and friends, bankers and booksellers, patrons and publishers. Coverage includes letters and documents, document sources such as manuscripts and early printed editions, scholarly annotations, and links to biographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspapers, and other online resources. With over 67,800 letters and documents and over 8,300 correspondents, EE is the most wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century
A major collection of scanned texts relating to empire studies, divided into 5 sections: Cultural Contacts 1492-1969; Empire Writing/the Literature of Empire; The Visible Empire; Religion; and Race, class, imperialism and colonialism 1607-2007.
Examines issues, events, people, activism, laws, personal experiences, and social ramifications of disability throughout American history. Includes chronology and dozens of original documents, as well as an extensive bibliography.
Bio-bibliographical/critical surveys of more than 100 American poets. Available in Literature Online. From its homepage, click on "Criticism and Reference," then "Reference," then select from the list of publications.
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.
Background, biographical, and critical materials on, along with selected full texts by, about 40 English writers of the 17th century, including the Metaphysical & Cavalier poets, Stuart dramatists, and religious writers including Milton.
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
This resource relates the history of children's literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on on authors, books, and genres.
An ongoing effort to produce a parallel text of the first two editions of Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1577, rev. 1587), which was a major source for many works by Shakespeare and other Elizabethan writers.
Includes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals—of which 470 are peer-reviewed—dating as far back as 1984.
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.
Provides annotated links to scholarly web resources for Irish Studies scholars and librarians. In addition to general resources (libraries, publishers, dictionaries, etc.)there are sub-pages for Irish language, literature, history, and politics.
This site gathers together some 1100 pages of fiction written in Austenýs own hand. Through digital reunification, it is now possible to access, read, and compare high quality images of original manuscripts whose material forms are scattered in libraries
The Guide presents a comprehensive historical survey of the field of literary theory and criticism's most important figures, schools, and movements. It is compiled by 275 specialists from around the world and and is updated annually. A PDF copy of an extensive User's Guide is linked from this page.
Search by subject or browse full text of more than 2000 titles, predominantly scholarly journals in social sciences, humanities, and sciences, to their earliest issues. Many titles extend as far back as late 19th or early 20th centuries; most recent 3-5 years often not included.
LRG is the gateway to three separate Gale databases: Literature Research Center (an index to literary criticism and biography, with mostly full texts), Scribner Writers Online (lengthy bio-critical introductory essays), and Twayne's Authors Series (full-length monographs). The three can be searched together (the default), or separately.
This collection (when complete) will bring together 100,000 pages of the personal writings of women of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, drawn from the extensive holdings of the American Antiquarian Society.
This interpretive archive, drawn largely from the resources of the Barrett Collection at the University of Virginia, focuses on how "Mark Twain" and his works were created and defined, marketed and performed, reviewed and appreciated.
Electronic texts of a small number of Melville's works, with links to facsimiles of illustrations referred to in the texts--for example, illustrations of whales from 19th century Bibles with which Melville would have been familiar.
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.
This website seeks to document the rise of the Modernist movement in English language literature by providing searchable texts of key literary and cultural periodicals from the period 1890-1922, including the 1912-1922 issues of Poetry.
Provides information on Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal websites.
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.
Biographical and bibliographical information about hundreds of New Zealand authors. Well illustrated. Includes the entries for approximately 150 authors from the Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature.
NINES (Networked Infrastructure for C19 Electronic Scholarship) is a scholarly organization devoted to forging links between the material archive of the C19 and the digital research environment of the C21. Its work is driven by three primary goals:
A major collection of documents--photographs, printed ephemera, manuscripts, newspapers, etc.--digitized from major libraries worldwiede. Particularly strong in East-West diplomacy, the colonization of Africa, the status of women, European literature, theater and popular entertainment, photography, and many other subjects.
Contains 172 plays by 33 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. When complete, will contain more than 200 plays from the early 1930s to the present.
OAC identifies and provides access to materials such as manuscripts, photographs, and works of art held in libraries, museums, archives, and other institutions. Includes detailed finding aids; also images and many digitized texts
Short articles on individual tales and characters, authors who wrote or reworked them, and illustrators; surveys of the fairy tale tradition in various European and North American countries, and topics such as science fiction, Disney, operas, etc.
Illustrated collection of 50,000 biographies of men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past (including former colonies) from 4th century BC to 2000. Also includes Archive of original Dictionary of National Biography and supplements (1885-1970)
Oxford's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of quotations, with quotations covering people and events from Cleopatra to J. K. Rowling. Special sections bring together categories such as misquotations and lines from movies
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.
Overview articles (500) on all aspects of British and Irish literature in all major literary languages (Anglo-Saxon, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh), including individual authors, themes, movements, periods, etc.
1802-1995. Full text of 1.4 million articles from 450 North American and European journals in arts, humanities, social sciences. 20 percent non-English. Represents about 10 percent of journals included in Periodicals Index Online
1665-1995. Index to 16 million articles from 4,700 North American and European scholarly journals in arts, humanities, social sciences; 30 percent non-English language. 10 percent of articles listed also include page images from Periodicals Archive Online
Helps you locate plays that are published as separate scripts, within multi-playwright anthologies, or within collected editions of a playwrights's works. You may search for a known title, or search for plays on a particular topic or with a particular cast configuration.
Play Index is useful when you're looking for a play by a known title and/or playwright but it's not available as a separate publication: it indexes plays that appear in multi-author anthologies, editions of collected or selected plays by a single playwright, and some magazines. It also helps locate plays about a particular topic or in a certain genre. And it allows you to find plays for certain groups of characters, e.g plays for 5 female and 4 male actors.
Play Index is the best source for locating texts of plays that have been published in anthologies, editions of collected or selected plays, and some magazines, when you know the playwright's name or the title of the play. It also helps you find plays that are in certain genres or treat broad topics. Another feature allows you to locate plays with certain character configurations, such as plays with 5 female and 4 male characters.
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913. A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.
Includes links to all Wharton's works legally available on the web, links to resources, searchable texts, bibliographies, a discussion group, queries and replies, tables of contents of The Edith Wharton Review, and other materials.
Includes a brief biography, a primary bibliography, lists of and links to resources, announcements of recent Fitzgerald scholarly activities, links to collections of Fitzgerald manuscripts, and similar information.
These accounts of the English abroad, c1550-1850, highlight the influence of continental travel on British art, architecture, urban planning, literature and philosophy. This collection of manuscript, visual and printed works allows scholars to compare a range of sources on the history of travel for the first time, including many from private or neglected collections. We include letters; diaries and journals; account books; printed guidebooks; published travel writing; paintings and sketches; architectural drawings and maps.
The Society disseminates information on the life and works of the American author William Dean Howells and facilitates the exchange of facts, ideas, and texts concerning Howells and those authors significantly associated with him
View latest Table of Contents (TOCs) from scholarly journals. Service is free. Includes over 12,000 scholarly journal TOCs from over 400 publishers. Link to full text of articles (where institutional or personal subscription allows) Set up account to...
A collection of previously published "guidebooks" published in North America on issues relating to family life, race, sex, and gender, thus reflecting the normative values and behaviors expected of twentieth-century Americans and Canadians.
Twentieth-Century Drama contains searchable texts of the English-language dramatic works of over 300 playwrights from the U.S. and Canada, Britain and Ireland, India, Africa, Australia and the Caribbean.
Texts and illustrations of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 novel along with background materials (1830-1852), contemporary reviews (1852-1865, articles on the novel (1865-1930), and texts and information on modern adaptations in a variety
The Walt Whitman Archive is an electronic research and teaching tool that sets out to make Whitman's vast work, for the first time, easily and conveniently accessible to scholars, students, and general readers.
This electronic finding aid was created from the original finding aid created by the Library of Congress and digital images created by the The Walt Whitman Archive. The original papers are held at the Library of Congress.
This site is dedicated to primary sources about the workhouse (primarily of Victorian Britain) -- its buildings, inmates, staff and administrators, even its poets -- a mixture of architecture, economics, social history, politics, and literature.
The most comprehensive listing of scholarly books and articles, performance reviews, and other materials relating to the literary analysis of Shakespeare's works, the theater of his period, the history of performance of Shakespeare, current productions of his works, and, to a certain extent, the study of his contemporaries as well.