English Databases

Connect to ABELL (Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature) on the Web
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Index to monographs, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews, collections of essays and doctoral dissertations published anywhere in the world on English language and literature topics. 1920-present.
Connect to APS Online (American Periodical Series) on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
A collection of full-text periodicals and primary source materials related to the American experience from the colonial days to 1900.
Connect to Arts & Humanities Citation Index on the Web
A cited reference index, indicating which works were cited in the bibliographies of articles in over 1,400 journals in the arts and humanities. 1993-present.
Connect to Black Drama Database on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Contains the full text of 1,200 English-language plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by black playwrights from North America, Africa, and elsewhere in the world.
Connect to Book Review Digest on the Web
Indexes, and provides selective excerpts from, reviews of English language books in all subjects, fiction and nonfiction, published in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Brief annotations of the books are also provided. The reviews come from over 8,000 different periodicals. Coverage begins in 1905. Updated daily.
Connect to Book Review Index on the Web
Provides citations to reviews of books, periodicals, audiobooks, and electronic media that have appeared in a wide range of journals, popular magazines, and newspapers. Coverage is 1965 - present.
Connect to Columbia Granger's World of Poetry on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
An online source for finding copies of poems published in English and other languages. In addition to supplying over 450,000 citations to where the poems may be found in printed books, it provides the full text online of over 250,000 poems, critical commentaries on 1,000 well-known poems, biographies of approximately 500 poets, and a "Listening Room" featuring notable contemporary poets reading aloud a selection of poems by many authors. Updated regularly.
Connect to Early American Imprints on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
A fully searchable collection of over 75,000 books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in America from 1639 to 1819. The database consists of two parts: Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans (1639-1800), which is based on Charles Evans's American Bibliography, and Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819), which is based on Ralph R. Shaw's and Richard H. Shoemaker's American Bibliography.
Connect to Empire Online on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Includes approximately 60,000 images of original manuscripts and printed materials covering the period 1492-1962. It is organized into five sections covering varying aspects of the colonial experience: Cultural Contact 1492-1969; Literature and Empire; the Visible Empire; Religion and Empire; and Race, Class, Imperialism and Colonialism.
Connect to Essay and General Literature Index on the Web
Indexes over 330,000 essays and articles contained in anthologies and collections of essays published in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences. 1900-present. Updated daily.
Connect to Gale Artemis Literary Sources on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Formerly Literature Resources from Gale
Provides the full text of literary criticism and reviews, biographies, original works of literature, multimedia resources, and links to selected web resources on authors and their works. Covers authors from all times and places. Updated continually.
Connect to Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective on the Web
Indexes nearly 1200 scholarly journals covering the entire range of the humanities and social sciences from 1907-1984. Also covers many important scientific journals through the 1950s. For indexing of articles appearing 1985-present., use Social Sciences Full Text and/or Humanities Full Text.
Connect to Humanities Full Text on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Indexes and abstracts English-language articles in the most important journals in the humanities, from 1984-present. The full text of many of these articles is available online from 1995 forward. Updated daily. For indexing of articles appearing prior to 1984, use Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective.
Connect to International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Indexes and abstracts over 60,000 journal articles, books, book articles, and dissertations on all aspects of theatre, dance, and other performing arts worldwide. Includes the full text of articles from more than 140 journals and more than 300 full-text books. Years of coverage vary by title. Updated regularly.
Connect to Literature Criticism Online on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
The full text of over 190,000 essays providing criticism of literature from around the world, in all genres, and from all time periods from antiquity to contemporary emerging authors. The essays discuss individual authors and their works, literary movements and topics, and the social, political, and historical background that provide contextual perspective for the study of literature. Updated continually.
Connect to Gale Artemis Literary Sources on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Literature Resources from Gale
Provides the full text of literary criticism and reviews, biographies, original works of literature, multimedia resources, and links to selected web resources on authors and their works. Covers authors from all times and places. Updated continually.
Connect to MLA International Bibliography on the Web
Also available via Gale Artemis Literary Sources.
Indexes scholarly research published in books, articles, dissertations, and scholarly web sites in the fields of modern literature, languages, linguistics, folklore, and film. 1926 - present.
Connect to North American Theatre Online on the Web Contains full-text articles. Click to see all full-text databases.
Provides detailed reference information on over 10,000 dramatists, plays, theatres, productions, and production companies in the U.S. and Canada from the 1600s to the present, and links to carefully selected, high-quality theatrical sites on the Web. Updated continually.
Connect to OED (Oxford English Dictionary) on the Web
The Oxford English Dictionary is a historical dictionary of English, covering the language from the earliest times to the present day. Entries contain detailed etymological analysis, and are illustrated by quotations from a wide range of English language sources from around the world. Updated quarterly.
Connect to Play Index on the Web
Tells where to find over 30,000 plays written in or translated into English, published in single volumes as well as in anthologies and collections of plays. 1949-present.
Connect to World Shakespeare Bibliography on the Web
A comprehensive, annotated listing of materials on Shakespeare, covering books, articles, audio-visual materials, electronic media, and reviews of books and productions. 1967-present.
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