Lyrics Before the Lyric

Spring 2012

Listed in: , as EUST-441  |  English, as ENGL-441; Ingrid L. Nelson (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Missy Roser.

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Web Resources

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

ACLS Humanities E-Book
Over 1,700 scholarly books, searchable fulltext.

Cambridge Companions
Surveys of authors, literary history, culture, and philosophy, all written by scholars.

Ebook Central (ProQuest)
Multidisciplinary e-book collection from leading university presses and academic publishers. (Alumni access)

EEBO: Early English Books Online (1473-1700)
Full text of 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).

Historical Abstracts with Full Text (1955 to present)
Scholarly literature about world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).

International Medieval Bibliography
Comprehensive index of journal articles and books about Europe, North Africa, and the Near East from 300 to 1500.

ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (1784 to present)
Index of resources pertaining to the study of the Middle Ages & Renaissance

Full-text backfiles of over two thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)

MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.

Project Muse
Online database of more than 200 journals from nonprofit publishers. (Alumni access)

World Shakespeare Bibliography Online (1972 to present)
Includes annotated entries for books, articles, reviews, productions, and more.


Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
The national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide.

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
300 alphabetically arranged entries on critics and theorists, schools, and movements.

Cambridge Companion to Medieval Women's Writing

Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Literature 1100-1500

Cambridge Companion to Greek Lyric

Cambridge Companion to Medieval Music

Atlas of Medieval Europe

Image database including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.

Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages [Ref  D114 .O94 2010]

Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance [Ref CB361 .C27 2003]

Web Resources

Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Information on subject, authorship, dates, manuscript transmission, and poetic form of all surviving Middle English verse from c. 1200 to c. 1550 

Middle English Dictionary

Anglo-Norman Dictionary