English Research Guide

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Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
Check out these resources first (also see the Primary Sources research guide).
  • British Periodicals
    Searchable full text of hundreds of British periodicals from the late 17th century to the early 20th, with high-resolution facsimile page images.
  • 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).
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) (1701-1800)
    Page images and full-text searching for more than 136,000 key English- and foreign-language titles printed in Great Britain during the 18th century, based on the English Short Title Catalogue.
  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) (1780-1925)
    Full-text, searchable content from a broad range of 19th-century sources in literature, politics, theater, music, religion, maps, science, and childhood
  • Early American Imprints, Series I (1639-1800)
    Books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the renowned bibliography by Charles Evans.
  • Early American Imprints. Series II, Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819)
    Books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the distinguished bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker.
  • American Slavery Collection (1820-1922)
    This digital edition of the American Antiquarian Society's holdings of slavery and abolition materials delivers more than 3,500 works published over the course of more than 100 years.
  • American Periodicals (1740-1940)
    Digitized reproductions of more than 1,100 18th and 19th century newspapers and periodicals.
  • Loeb Classical Library
    All 520 of the in-print Loeb volumes of Latin and Greek texts with up-to-date English translations on the facing pages, fully searchable and browseable. Create a user account to save searches, bookmarks, and annotations.
Try these collections of historical and current newspapers (also see the News Research Guide or search the journal locator for specific titles).
  • America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1980)
    Searchable archive of American newspapers including Early American Newspapers (1690-1922) and Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980).
  • Caribbean Newspapers (1718-1876)
    Fully searchable digitized collection of 18th- and 19th-century Caribbean newspapers, including 66 titles from 22 islands
  • American Periodicals (1740-1940)
    Digitized reproductions of more than 1,100 18th and 19th century newspapers and periodicals.
  • Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980)
    Full-text collection of Spanish-language and bilingual newspapers printed across the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Newsstand (ProQuest)
    Full text for over 1,300 local, regional and national newspapers, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Times, and more.
  • Access World News (Newsbank) (date coverage varies)
    Electronic editions of over 2,600 local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as 1,500 international sources. Fully searchable and browsable by map.
  • Folger Digital Texts
    Reliable, expertly edited, free digital Shakespeare texts from the Folger Shakespeare Library for use by researchers for online reading, downloading, and searching.

The Routledge Handbook of the English writing system Frost Library; PE1074.7 .R68 2016

Old English philology : studies in honour of R.D. Fulk Frost Library; PE108.F85 O43 2016

Point, dot, period... the dynamics of punctuation in text and image Frost Library; PE1450 .P65 2016

Languages and the First World War : communicating in a transnational war Frost Library; PE3727.S7 L36 2016

Languages and the First World War : representation and memory Frost Library; PE3727.S7 L36 2016

The hatred of poetry (Lerner, Ben, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; PN1031 .L47 2016

Visible voices : translating verse into script & print, 300 B.C.-A.D. 2000 (Barker, Nicolas, author.) Frost Library; PN1126 .B37 2016

Así escribo Frost Library; PN151 .A78 2015

Startle and illuminate : Carol Shields on writing (Shields, Carol, author.) Frost Library; PN151 .S55 2016

Beyond immersive theatre : aesthetics, politics and productive participation (Alston, Adam, author.) Frost Library; PN1590.A9 A47 2016

Disability theatre and modern drama : recasting modernism (Johnston, Kirsty, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; PN1590.H36 J64 2016

Digital scholarly editing : theories, models and methods (Pierazzo, Elena, author.) Frost Library; PN162 .P535 2015

Automata and mimesis on the stage of theatre history (Reilly, Kara.) Frost Library; PN1650.R63 R36 2011

La pelota de letras. Frost Library; PN1969.C65 L65

Shattering Hamlet's mirror : theatre and reality (Carlson, Marvin, 1935-, author.) Frost Library; PN2039 .C255 2016

Critical perspectives on applied theatre Frost Library; PN2049 .C75 2016

Nikolai Demidov : becoming an actor-creator (Demidov, N. V. (Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich), 1884-1953, author.) Frost Library; PN2061 .D443 2016

Focus on playwrights : portraits and interviews (Johann, Susan, interviewer, photographer.) Frost Library; PN2205 .J64 2016 x

Experiments in democracy : interracial and cross-cultural exchange in American theatre, 1912-1945 Frost Library; PN2266.3 .E94 2016

Zeppo's Marion Benda and Valentino's Marion Benda : a legacy of confusion (Curley, Mallory, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.B42 C87 2016

I can barely take care of myself : tales from a happy life without kids (Kirkman, Jen, 1974-) Frost Library; PN2287.K672 A3 2013

I know what I'm doing, and other lies I tell myself : dispatches from a life under construction (Kirkman, Jen, 1974-, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.K672 A3 2016

The girl with the lower back tattoo (Schumer, Amy, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.S3365 A3 2016

Robert Lepage on the Toronto stage : language, identity, nation (Koustas, Jane, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; PN2308.L46 K69 2016

The Writer's notebook Archives and Special Collections; PN245 .W75 1995

London's West End actresses and the origins of celebrity charity, 1880-1920 (Hindson, Catherine.) Frost Library; PN2596.L6 H57 2016

La fête imprimée : spectacles et cérémonies politiques (1549-1662) (Bolduc, Benoît, author.) Frost Library; PN2631 .B65 2016

Klaus Kinski, beast of cinema : critical essays and fellow filmmaker interviews Frost Library; PN2658.K52 K53 2016

The theatre of Thomas Ostermeier (Ostermeier, Thomas, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; PN2658.O77 O77 2016

Les spectacles francophones à la cour de Russie (1743-1796) : l'invention d'une société (Evstratov, Alexei, author.) Frost Library; PN2722 .E97 2016

Terror and pity : Aleksandr Sumarokov and the theater of power in Elizabethan Russia (Ospovat, Kirill, author.) Frost Library; PN2722 .O87 2016

The director's prism : E. T. A. Hoffmann and the Russian theatrical avant-garde (Posner, Dassia N., author.) Frost Library; PN2724 .P67 2016

Ingrid Bergman : in her own words = Jag är Ingrid Frost Library; PN2778.B4 I54

China reinterpreted : staging the Other in Muromachi noh theater (Yip, Leo Shingchi, author.) Frost Library; PN2924.5.N6 Y53 2016

Magnet theatre : three decades of making space Frost Library; PN2986.C32 M34 2016

The fantasy fiction formula (Chester, Deborah.) Frost Library; PN3377.5.F34 C44 2016

The art of history : unlocking the past in fiction and nonfiction (Bram, Christopher, author.) Frost Library; PN3383.N35 B73 2016

The art of perspective : who tells the story (Castellani, Christopher, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; PN3383.P64 C37 2016

Britain through Muslim eyes : literary representations, 1780-1988 (Chambers, Claire, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; PN3406 .C53 2015

Medieval science fiction Frost Library; PN3433.8 .M43 2016

Governing with words : the political dialogue on race, public policy, and inequality in America (Gillion, Daniel Q., 1979-, author.) Frost Library; PN4055.U53 G55 2016

Micromonólogos Frost Library; PN4305.M6 M53 2015

The deed of reading : literature, writing, language, philosophy (Stewart, Garrett, author.) Frost Library; PN45 .S854 2015

Kisha handobukku : shinbun yōji yōgoshū Frost Library; PN4728 .K57 2016

In the darkroom (Faludi, Susan, author.) Frost Library; PN4874.F385 A3 2016

The Orbit Magazine anthology : re-entry (St. Mary, Rob, author.) Frost Library; PN4880 .O73 2015 x

The Black newspaper and the chosen nation (Fagan, Benjamin, author.) Frost Library; PN4882.5 .F35 2016

Indians illustrated : the image of Native Americans in the pictorial press (Coward, John M.) Frost Library; PN4888.I52 C67 2016

The myth of post-racialism in television news (Lewis, Libby, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; PN4888.R3 L49 2016

Fox News and American politics : how one channel shapes American politics and society (Cassino, Dan, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; PN4888.T4 C37 2016

The life of kings : the Baltimore Sun and the golden age of the American newspaper Frost Library; PN4899.B3 S765 2016

The Routledge companion to literature and religion Frost Library; PN49 .R745 2016

La invención de una cultura literaria (Moreno, Francy, author.) Frost Library; PN4930 .M67 2014

News networks in early modern Europe Frost Library; PN5110 .N39 2016

David Astor : a life in print (Lewis, Jeremy, author.) Frost Library; PN5123.A73 L49 2016

Press gang : tales from the glory days of Irish newspapers Frost Library; PN5149.D833 I746 2015

China's unruly journalists : how committed professionals are changing the People's Republic (Hassid, Jonathan, author.) Frost Library; PN5367.P6 H36 2016

In contempt : nineteenth-century women, law, and literature (Kalsem, Kristin, 1962-) Frost Library; PN56.5.W64 K25 2012

Women in exile and alienation : the fiction of Margaret Laurence and Anita Desai (Singh, Kaptan, author.) Frost Library; PN56.5.W64 S57 2016

The aesthetics of care : on the literary treatment of animals (Donovan, Josephine, 1941-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.A64 D66 2016

Literature and animal studies (Ortiz-Robles, Mario, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.A64 O78 2016

Drivetime : literary excursions in automotive consciousness (Pearce, Lynne, author.) Frost Library; PN56.A94 P43 2016

Literary mapping in the digital age Frost Library; PN56.G48 L58 2016

Cultural dynamics of globalization and African literature Frost Library; PN56.G55 C85 2016

Körper, Uniformen und Offiziere (Voss, Torsten.) Frost Library; PN56.M316 V67 2016

Modernism and the materiality of texts (Amiran, Eyal, author.) Frost Library; PN56.M54 A45 2016

Periferias de la narcocracia : ensayos sobre narrativas contemporáneas Frost Library; PN56.N18 P47 2015

Postcolonial studies : an anthology Frost Library; PN56.P555 P674 2016

Time, literature, and cartography after the spatial turn : the chronometric imaginary (Barrows, Adam, author.) Frost Library; PN56.T5 B37 2016

Gestures of testimony : torture, trauma, and affect in literature (Richardson, Michael, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.T62 R53 2016

Faith : stories Frost Library; PN6071.R4 F35 2003

The Shambhala anthology of women's spiritual poetry Frost Library; PN6109.9 .V65 2002

Wild flowers drawn and colored from nature (Badger, C. M., Mrs.) Archives and Special Collections; PN6110.F6 B2 1859 x

Making love in the twelfth century : letters of two lovers in context Frost Library; PN6140.L7 M35 2016

The best American comics. 2007 Frost Library; PN6700 .B47 2007

The mythology of the superhero (Bahlmann, Andrew R., 1979-, author.) Frost Library; PN6725 .B27 2016

From Daniel Boone to Captain America : playing Indian in American popular culture (Barbour, Chad A., author.) Frost Library; PN6725 .B33 2016

Pioneering cartoonists of color (Jackson, Tim, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; PN6725 .J285 2016

Son of classics and comics Frost Library; PN6725 .S66 2016

The best American comics 2006 Frost Library; PN6726 .B37 2006

Hyperbole and a half (Brosh, Allie, author.) Frost Library; PN6727.B7568 H96 2013

Ghost world (Clowes, Daniel.) Frost Library; PN6727.C56 G6 1998

Patience (Clowes, Daniel, author, artist.) Frost Library; PN6727.C565 P38 2016

Frank Miller's Daredevil and the ends of heroism (Young, Paul, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; PN6727.M55 Z96 2016

Saga (Vaughan, Brian K., author.) Frost Library; PN6727.V387 S24 2012

Avatar, the last airbender. The promise (Yang, Gene Luen.) Frost Library; PN6727.Y36 A941 2013 x

Avatar, the last airbender. The Search (Yang, Gene Luen.) Frost Library; PN6727.Y36 A942 2014 x

Avatar, the last airbender. The rift (Yang, Gene Luen, author.) Frost Library; PN6727.Y36 A943 2015 x

Black Panther. A nation under our feet. Book 1 (Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author.) Frost Library; PN6728.B56 C63 2016

Civil war. The Amazing Spider-man (Straczynski, J. Michael, 1954-) Frost Library; PN6728.S6 S894 2007

The walking dead (Kirkman, Robert.) Frost Library; PN6728.W266 K57 2010

Wolverine : Origin II (Gillen, Kieron, author.) Frost Library; PN6728.W585 G55 2015

Wolverine. Origin (Jenkins, Paul, 1965-) Frost Library; PN6728.W585 J46 2009

Wolverine. Enemy of the state. Ultimate collection (Millar, Mark.) Frost Library; PN6728.W585 M552 2008

Death of Wolverine (Soule, Charles, author.) Frost Library; PN6728.W585 S68 2015

20 x 20 : twenty years of Conundrum Press Frost Library; PN6732 .T94 2016

Mooncop (Gauld, Tom, author, artist.) Frost Library; PN6737.G38 M66 2016

Wildcat anarchist comics (Rooum, Donald, author, illustrator.) Frost Library; PN6737.R6 W55 2016

Novel perspectives on German-language comics studies : history, pedagogy, theory Frost Library; PN6755 .N68 2016

Pappa in doubt (Kannemeyer, Anton, artist, author.) Frost Library; PN6790.A35 K36 2015