English & Literature Databases

- The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of 'news' and 'newspapers' and the "free press", totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles.

- 20th-Century American Newspapers offers searchable digital editions of historically significant U.S. newspapers from 1923 forward. Each of these regionally diverse publications provides researchers with much needed opportunities to more fully explore our recent past. Series 2 includes: Press-Register (Mobile, Alabama; 1970-1992), The Seattle Times (Seattle, Washington; 1923-1984), The Times (Trenton, New Jersey; 1923-1993).

- Poems by African American poets from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Includes criticism and some biographical information. Part of Literature Online.

- Ambrose Digital provides video streams for over 500 videos, including the 37 BBC Shakespeare Plays and other BBC Classics. Ambrose offers other videos on the subjects of U.S. History, Political Science, Literature, World History, Ancient History, Climate Change, Art, Music and the Cultural Diversity of our Nation. Every video is closed captioned and eight style citations are offered for each video.

- Poems by American poets from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Includes criticism and some biographical information. Part of Literature Online.

- The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE)—representing the full panoply of American regional vocabulary, from Adam’s housecat to Zydeco—has long been consulted by a wide range of scholars and lovers of language and regional nuance. This digital version transforms the dictionary into an interactive, multimedia tool that will greatly benefit both scholarly inquiry and general intellectual curiosity.

- Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. This literature resource includes the DLB main series, the DLB Documentary Series, and the DLB Yearbook Series - all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

- The electronic corpus is a complete record of surviving Old English except for some variant manuscripts of individual texts.

- The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (C.E. 600-1150) of the English language. Includes links to the Oxford English Dictionary.

- Early American Newspapers, Series 6 includes more than 160 significant 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century newspapers, including titles of unique historical significance, regional weeklies and big-city dailies. Drawing from the acclaimed newspaper collections of the American Antiquarian Society, Kansas Historical Society, the Library of Congress, Wisconsin Historical Society and other institutions, Series 6 further supplements the preceding series, resulting in enhanced research opportunities and more complete coverage of American history, culture and daily life.

- Over 125,000 books published in England and in English prior to 1700.

- Searchable full-text from University of Michigan.

- Works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 194 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.

- A comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day.

Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800 assembles critical responses to the works of  writers of all sorts — novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, philosophers, political leaders, scientists, mathematicians and writers from other genres — from every region of the world, from the Late Medieval period through the  European Renaissance and Enlightenment and the age of colonial expansion.

- A fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.

- Indexes critical materials on literature, languages, linguistics and folklore.

-  Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism through assembles critical responses to the works of 19-century authors of all sorts — novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, philosophers, political leaders, scientists, mathematicians and writers from other genres — from every region of the world.

- Provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles.

- An accepted authority on the English language, the OED is unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words, past and present, from across the English-speaking world.

- This database is an essential resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre, or for those researching a body of work of a literary figure. Short Story Index provides detailed indexing for hundreds of thousands of short stories, as well as full text for thousands of stories.

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