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General sources that cover English and Literature
Core sources for English and Literature
Book Review Index Online Plus | | | 1980- |
Contains the entire backfile of Book Review Index print content (1965-), more than 5 million review citations, and more than 634,000 full-text reviews.
Britannica Online (Encyclopedia) | |
This Internet version of the Encyclopedia Britannica includes the complete encyclopedia as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year. EB Online also makes an Internet directory available that includes more than 130,000 links to Web sites selected, rated, and reviewed by Britannica editors.
The Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) | |
The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) is an acquisition, research, and reference service that offers more than 1,400,000 MARC records and more than 280,000 reviews of children's books--all full text searchable from 36 review sources.
Communication Abstracts (CSA) | | 1977- |
Click the link above, then Alphabetical List, either Quick Search or Advanced Search, and finally select this title from the list. Updated bimonthly, the database covers communication-related publications on a world-wide scale. Articles, reports, papers, and books from a variety of publishers, research institutions and information sources also are available on topics such as international literature in film studies, the role of technology in human communications, risk communication, crisis communication, and public opinions.
Gale's Literary Index | |
This master index to Gale's major literature series contains references for more than 130,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and more than 140,000 literary works in one source.
JSTOR | | date varies |
JSTOR offers full-text online access to back issues of more than 100 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Issues are entered online after having been published for 2-5 years. The entire printed matter of the journal as published is included, and coverage for most titles begins with their starting numbers. Adobe Acrobat Reader is necessary to view and print from JSTOR.
Literature Resource Center with MLA International Bibl. | |
This database offers information on works and literary figures from all time periods in genres such as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more. It contains biographies, bibliographies, critical essays, overviews of literary works, authoritative author and literature related web sites, and approximately 250 well respected literary journals. It also provides access to MLA International Bibliography with Directory of Periodicals, Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, and the Gale Literary Index.
LitFinder | | | 1980- |
Contains full-text content includes poems, stories, essays, plays and speeches. Includes 850,000 poem citations and excerpts, biographies, work summaries, photographs and a glossary. Also contains 850 Spanish-language poems with English translations. Works from writers of diverse nationalities and ethnicities, dating from antiquity to the present.
Merriam - Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus | |
This dictionary database offers pronunciation, word function, and simple etymology information while the thesaurus provides word function and hot-linked synonyms.
MLA International Bibliography| | |
An index of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to 1963 and contains over 1.6 million citations from more than 4,400 journals and series and 1,000 book publishers. Coverage is international and subjects include literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing. Listings on rhetoric and composition and the history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature are also included. In addition, the MLA Directory of Periodicals and the association's proprietary thesaurus used to assign descriptors to each record in the bibliography are also included.
Oxford English Dictionary Online | |
Updated quarterly, OED Online contains the complete text of the 20-volume Second Edition and the 3-volume Additions Series. Many Additions entries are additions to entries that previously were published in the Second Edition; they are appended to the end of the appropriate Second Edition entry. Complete entries published for the first time in the Additions volumes are presented as free-standing entries along with entries from the Second Edition.
Oxford Reference Online | |
Brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource. The Premium Collection offers over 170 fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including detailed information across a broad subject range from titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions Series.
Project Muse | |
Includes the full-text of over 300 quality journal titles, covering literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.
Scribner Writers Series | | |
For high school through college level, this database includes essays on the lives and works of 1,600+ important authors from around the world. It provides in-depth coverage of noted novelists, playwrights, poets, short story writers, essayists, journalists, critics, philosophers and writers for children and young adults and contains 40+ essays on special topics in literature such as gothic novels, nature poetry, etc.
The Shakespeare Collection | | | 1980- |
Use The Shakespeare Collection to access and study an extensive collection of authoritative materials supporting literary, textual, historical, and performance studies. Resources include the most recent Arden Shakespeare editions of the complete works, as well as editions and adaptations of Shakespeare's works, other works published during Shakespeare's time, prompt books, the Gordon Crosse Theatrical Diaries, criticism, reviews, images, and reference.