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Literature: Online Resources

Literature: Online Resources


Dictionary of Old English Web Corpus NOTE: ON CAMPUS USE ONLY - The Dictionary of Old English electronic corpus is a complete record of surviving Old English except for some variant manuscripts of individual texts. There are 3037 texts in the corpus. The texts are ordered by their Cameron numbers, alphanumeric codes that consist of one letter followed by a number or numbers, variously identifying the specific texts.

Early English Books Online - EEBO - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War, Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475 - 1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661). Among the thousands of titles featured in EEBO are works by Malory, Bacon, More, Erasmus, Boyle, Newton, Galileo; musical exercises by Henry Purcell and novels by Aphra Behn; prayer books, pamphlets, and proclamations; almanacs, calendars, and many other primary sources. Individual titles can also be searched through LIBROS.

Gale Literary Sources - Brings together all of Gale's literary databases into one seamlessly cross-searchable research and study environment.

Literary Index - Gale's Literary Index is a master index to the major literature products published by Gale. It combines and cross-references about 151,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and listings for over 202,000 titles into one source. Free website.

Literary Reference Center - A comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works. Offered through EBSCOhost.

Literature Criticism Online - *Contemporary literary Criticism - Covers authors who are currently active or who died after 12/31/59. *Nineteenth-Century literary Criticism - Covers commentary on the careers and works of acclaimed poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists and philosophers who died between 1800 and 1899. *Twentieth-Century literary Criticism - Includes criticism on the major literary figures and nonfiction writers, including novelists, poets, playwrights and literary theorists, of 1900 to 1999.

MLA International Bibliography - A detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains over 1.8 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series and 1,000 book publishers. The indexed materials coverage is international and includes almost 60 titles from J-STOR''s language and literature collection as well as links to full text. Offered through EBSCOhost.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online - digitized collection of primary source documents and literature from 19th century. Works of Western and non-Western authors/languages included. Documents and literature include monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, fiction, short prose, dramatic works, poetry and more.

Something About the Author - Comprehensive and unlimited online access to all volumes ever printed in Something About the Author: Main Series and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series. This includes a continually growing list of more than 225 volumes, more than 19,000 entries and nearly 17,000 images.

Teatro Espanol del Siglo de Oro - Contains hundreds of works from The Golden Age (1500-1700), the crowning glory of Spain's intellectual and artistic achievements, providing digital access to full-text works by 16 major authors, including Lope de Vega, Miguel de Cervantes, Calderon de la Barca, and Tirso de Molina.

Open Access Sources and Web Sites

Alex: A Catalogue of Electronic Texts on the Internet - allows author or title searches or browsing through the collection by author, title, date, host, language or subject.

Arden Net: The Resource for Shakespeare Studies - a central resource for research or general interest in Shakespeare.

Charles Dickens Page - created by David Perdue, the website serves as a gateway to all things Dickens.

The Edgar Allan Poe Digital Collection - created by the Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas, Austin. Contains archival material, images, first editions, and letters from other famous authors.

Famous Speeches that Changed the World - free access to downloadable famous speeches, offered through the Biography Online web site.

Janet Zastrow Cook Willa Cather and Rare Book Collections - at Allegany College of Maryland.

The Modern English Collection (AD 1500-present) - links to full text titles by modern authors including Maya Angelou, Mark Twain, William Shakespeare, and Thomas Jefferson.

Purdue Online Writing Lab - includes excellent information and exercises for writing and the research process, including taking notes, citing sources, and avoiding plagiarism.

Renaissance Dante in Print (1476-1629) - links to Renaissance imprints of Dante, full color images and illustrations.

Shakespearehelp.com - covers Hamlet, Macbeth, Merchant of Venice, Othello, and Romeo and Juliet.

Shakespeare's Sonnets - The amazing website of Shakespeare's sonnets.

Sonnet central - links to sonnets and their authors from all periods.

Ultimate Shakespeare Research Guide - offers links to a variety of Shakespeare resources, including articles, archives, The Folger Shakespeare Library, and Shakespearean societies, to name a few.

The Victorian Women Writer's Project - features accurate transcriptions of works by British women of the 19th Century.

William Faulkner on the Web - a comprehensive site that includes biography, synopses, annotated character listings, critical resources, and links to other important web sites.

General Online Databases - Use the links below to find more information in this subject area

Online Books and Catalogs
Online Video Resources
Journal / Magazine Article Databases
Newspaper Article Databases
Reference Databases