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MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
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).
A Short History of Early Modern England: British Literature in Context [e-book and AC Frost Stacks / DA315 .H44 2011]
Oxford illustrated history of Tudor and Stuart Britain [AC Frost Stacks / DA315 .O94 1996]