English Research Guide

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Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.

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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, Evans (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.
  • Romanticism
    Collection of working notebooks, verse manuscripts, and correspondence of William Wordsworth and his fellow writers, including Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey and Robert Southey, as well as diaries, travel journals, autograph albums, guide books, fine art and maps.
  • 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.
  • Global Newsstream (ProQuest)
    Search the most recent global news, including major US dailies, with archives that stretch back into the 1980s from over 2,700 news sources that include newspapers, newswires, television and radio transcripts, blogs, and more in full-text format.
  • 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.
  • Internet Archive texts
    More than 15 million digitized texts and growing, freely viewable and downloadable.
  • Hathi Trust Digital Library
    A preservation repository of full text books & journals which allows the searching and downloading of public-domain books and Specialized services for text mining projects. Only public domain volumes are fully viewable online and allow partial downloading. Click "log In" and choose Amherst College from the list of institutions to get access to additional features and tools.

New approaches to English linguistics : building bridges (International Society for the Linguistics of English (Conference) (3rd : 2014 : Zurich, Switzerland)) Frost Library; PE1074.7 .I58 2014

Spontaneous spoken English : an integrated approach to the emergent grammar of speech (Haselow, Alexander, author.) Frost Library; PE1074.8 .H37 2017

Verbal and visual communication in early English texts (Linguistics Meets Book History: Seeking New Approaches (Symposium) (2014 : Turku, Finland)) Frost Library; PE1077 .L56 2014

Language in Jamaica (Christie, Pauline.) Frost Library; PE3313 .C57 2003

An ecology of the Russian avant-garde picturebook (Weld, Sara Pankenier, author.) Frost Library; PN1009.R8 W45 2018

Poetry and animals : blurring the boundaries with the human (Oerlemans, Onno, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; PN1083.A5 O37 2018

Populism and performance in the Bolivarian revolution of Venezuela (Marino, Angela (Marino Segura), author.) Frost Library; PN1590.P64 M36 2018

The concept of the new : framing production and value in contemporary performing arts (Piazza, Livia Andrea, author.) Frost Library; PN1590.P64 P53 2017

Performance in a militarized culture Frost Library; PN1590.S6 P47 2018

Hysterical! : women in American comedy Frost Library; PN1590.W64 H97 2017

The business of being a writer (Friedman, Jane, author.) Frost Library; PN161 .F744 2018

Julius Caesar's self-created image and its dramatic afterlife (Dimitrova, Miryana, author.) Frost Library; PN1635 .D56 2018

Adaptation, awards culture, and the value of prestige Frost Library; PN171.A33 A276 2017

Théâtre et libéralisme (Paris, 1830-1848) (Loncle, Stéphanie, 1982- author.) Frost Library; PN2044.F8 L66 2017

War and theatrical innovation Frost Library; PN2045.W37 W37 2017

Latinx theater in the times of neoliberalism (Ybarra, Patricia A., 1972-, author.) Frost Library; PN2270.H57 Y37 2018

The theatrical career of Samuel Morgan Smith (Lindfors, Bernth, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.S6128 L56 2018

Theatre and cartographies of power : repositioning the Latina Frost Library; PN2309 .T476 2018

British drama, 1533-1642 : a catalogue (Wiggins, Martin, author.) Frost Library; PN2589 .W544 2012

Moving scenes : the circulation of music and theatre in Europe, 1700-1815 Frost Library; PN2633 .M68 2018

Site of deportation, site of memory : the Amsterdam Hollandsche Schouwburg and the Holocaust Frost Library; PN2716.A52 H667 2018

Edo kabuki in transition : from the worlds of the samurai to the vengeful female ghost (Shimazaki, Satoko, author.) Frost Library; PN2924.5.K3 S365 2016

Six plays from East & West Africa Frost Library; PN2969 .S59 2017

A conversation larger than the universe : readings in science fiction and the fantastic, 1762-2017 (Wessells, Henry, author.) Frost Library; PN3433.3 .W47 2018

Revolution and the historical novel (McWilliams, John P., author.) Frost Library; PN3441 .M44 2018

A history of the Bildungsroman : from ancient beginnings to Romanticism (Golban, Petru, author.) Frost Library; PN3448.B54 G65 2018

Novelization : from film to novel Frost Library; PN3448.F54 N6813 2018

The genocidal gaze : from German Southwest Africa to the Third Reich (Baer, Elizabeth Roberts, author.) Frost Library; PN3503 .B24 2017

Illuminations (Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940.) Frost Library; PN37 .B4413 2007

Present : a techie's guide to public speaking (Vijayashanker, Poornima.) Frost Library; PN4129.15 .V54 2015

Was ist ein Brief? Frost Library; PN4400 .W37 2018

What journalism could be (Zelizer, Barbie, author.) Frost Library; PN4731 .Z455 2017

The crisis of journalism reconsidered : democratic culture, professional codes, digital future Frost Library; PN4756 .C85 2016

American Pravda : my fight for truth in the era of fake news (O'Keefe, James, 1984-, author.) Frost Library; PN4784.C615 O43 2017

Reporting bad news (Duncan, Sallyanne, author.) Frost Library; PN4784.D37 D86 2017

Death makes the news : how the media censor and display the dead (Fishman, Jessica M., author.) Frost Library; PN4784.D37 F57 2017

The mourning news : reporting violent death in a global age (Morse, Tal, author.) Frost Library; PN4784.D37 M67 2018

Becoming the story : war correspondents since 9 (Palmer, Lindsay, author.) Frost Library; PN4823 .P35 2018

A critical discourse analysis of South Asian women's magazines : undercover beauty (McLoughlin, Linda, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; PN4835.5 .M35 2017

The return of the moguls (Kennedy, Dan, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; PN4867.2 .K46 2018

Louis Austin and the Carolina Times : a life in the long Black freedom struggle (Gershenhorn, Jerry, author.) Frost Library; PN4874.A86 G47 2018

American little magazines of the Fin de Siècle : art, protest, and cultural transformation (MacLeod, Kirsten, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; PN4878.3 .M33 2018

The Trump presidency, journalism, and democracy Frost Library; PN4888.P6 T78 2018

Kentucky's rebel press : pro-Confederate media and the secession crisis (Craig, Berry, author.) Frost Library; PN4897.K723 C73 2018

Artist as reporter : Weegee, Ad Reinhardt, and the PM news picture (Hill, Jason E., author.) Frost Library; PN4899.N42 P48 2018

Stop the press : how the Mormon Church tried to silence the Salt Lake Tribune (Ure, James W., 1939-, author.) Frost Library; PN4899.S385 U84 2018

Migrant writers and urban space in Italy : proximities and affect in literature and film (Parati, Graziella, author.) Frost Library; PN495 .P37 2017

Evolving Euroscepticisms in the British and Italian press : selling the public short (Rowinski, Paul, author.) Frost Library; PN5124.E87 R69 2017

The Times great letters : a century of notable correspondence Frost Library; PN5124.L4 T56 2017

Women's periodicals and print culture in Britain, 1918-1939 : the interwar period Frost Library; PN5124.W6 W66 2018

The story of The Face : the magazine that changed culture (Gorman, Paul, author.) Frost Library; PN5130.F33 G67 2017 x

Everyday lives of Ottoman Muslim women (Zeren-Enis, Ayşe, 1986- author.) Frost Library; PN5355.T84 H369 2013

African heartbeat : transatlantic literary and cultural dynamics (Watanabe, Nancy Ann, author.) Frost Library; PN56.3.A39 W38 2018

Searching for Sycorax : Black women's hauntings of contemporary horror (Brooks, Kinitra Dechaun, author.) Frost Library; PN56.H6 B76 2018

The social work of narrative : human rights and the cultural imaginary Frost Library; PN56.H79 S63 2018

Nouveaux discours de la poétique de la relation : conflits, arts et visions contemporaines (Ntsobé, André-Marie, author.) Frost Library; PN56.I42 N87 2017

The poetics of tenderness : on falling in love (Cantwell, Robert, 1945-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.L6 C36 2018

Spaces of feeling : affect and awareness in modernist literature (Figlerowicz, Marta, author.) Frost Library; PN56.M54 F54 2017

Literary infinities : number and narrative in modern fiction (Brits, Baylee, author.) Frost Library; PN56.N86 B75 2018

Literary primitivism (Etherington, Ben, author.) Frost Library; PN56.P7 E86 2018

Le romanesque des lettres (Murat, Michel, 1950-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.R32 M87 2017

The ethics of storytelling : narrative hermeneutics, history, and the possible (Meretoja, Hanna, 1977- author.) Frost Library; PN56.S7357 M47 2018

A death of one's own : literature, law, and the right to die (Stark, Jared Louis, author.) Frost Library; PN56.S744 S73 2018

Essays on world literature : Aeschylus, Dante, Shakespeare (Kadare, Ismail, author.) Frost Library; PN56.T64 K34 2018

Utopias of one (Kotin, Joshua, author.) Frost Library; PN56.U8 K68 2018

Hospitality, rape and consent in vampire popular culture : letting the wrong one in Frost Library; PN56.V3 H67 2017

Gaze, memory, and gender in narrative from ancient to modern (Kupper, Nelly G., author.) Frost Library; PN56.V543 K87 2018

Uncommon wealths in postcolonial fiction (European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies. Conference (2014 : Universit) Frost Library; PN56.W4 E97 2014

The hermeneutics of hell : visions and representations of the devil in world literature Frost Library; PN57.D4 H47 2017

The myth of Hero and Leander : the history and reception of an enduring Greek legend (Montiglio, Silvia, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; PN57.H44 M66 2018

Thieving Three-Fingered Jack : transatlantic tales of a Jamaican outlaw, 1780-2015 (Botkin, Frances R., author.) Frost Library; PN57.M23 B68 2017

Islam and controversy : the politics of free speech after Rushdie (Mondal, Anshuman A. (Anshuman Ahmed), 1972-, author.) Frost Library; PN605.I8 M66 2014

Transcendent : the year's best transgender speculative fiction Frost Library; PN6071.F25 T73 2016

Transcendent 2 : the year's best transgender speculative fiction Frost Library; PN6071.F25 T73 2017

A companion to satire : ancient and modern Frost Library; PN6149.S2 C64 2011

Why comics? : from underground to everywhere (Chute, Hillary L., author.) Frost Library; PN6710 .C48 2017

Veiled superheroes : Islam, feminism, and popular culture (Arjana, Sophia Rose, author.) Frost Library; PN6712 .A75 2018

Animal comics : multispecies storyworlds in graphic narratives Frost Library; PN6714 .A46 2018

Creating comics as journalism, memoir, and nonfiction (Duncan, Randy, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; PN6714 .D86 2016

Assembling the Marvel cinematic universe : essays on the social, cultural and geopolitical domains Frost Library; PN6725 .A87 2018

The Marvel age of comics : 1961-1978 (Thomas, Roy, 1940-, author.) Frost Library; PN6725 .T4948 2017 x

Everything is flammable (Bell, Gabrielle, author.) Frost Library; PN6727.B3775 Z46 2017

The end of the fucking world (Forsman, Charles, author, artist.) Frost Library; PN6727.F679 E53 2017

Herbie. Volume 1 (Hughes, Richard E., 1909-1974.) Frost Library; PN6727.H844 H47 2008

Love that bunch (Kominsky-Crumb, Aline, 1948-, artist, author.) Frost Library; PN6727.K655 Z46 2018

Americus (Reed, M. K.) Frost Library; PN6727.R3825 A54 2011

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

Visuality and identity in post-millennial Indian graphic narratives (Dawson Varughese, Emma, author.) Frost Library; PN6790.I4 D28 2018

Valmiki's Ramayana : the great Indian epic Frost Library; PN6790.I443 A43 2008

Yūnagi no machi ; Sakura no kuni (Kōno, Fumiyo, 1968- こうの史代, 1968-) Frost Library; PN6790.J33 K68 2004

Library wars. Volume 1, Love & war (Yumi, Kiiro, author, illustrator.) Frost Library; PN6790.J33 Y87 2010

Library wars, love & war. 2 (Yumi, Kiiro.) Frost Library; PN6790.J33 Y87 2010

Library wars, love & war. 3 (Yumi, Kiiro.) Frost Library; PN6790.J33 Y87 2010

Hayate the combat butler. 1 (Hata, Kenjirō, 1975-) Frost Library; PN6790.J34 H39 2006

Hayate the combat butler. 3 (Hata, Kenjirō, 1975-) Frost Library; PN6790.J34 H39 2007

Hayate the combat butler. 4 (Hata, Kenjiro.) Frost Library; PN6790.J34 H39 2007

Hayate, the combat butler. 5 (Hata, Kenjiro.) Frost Library; PN6790.J34 H39 2007

Hayate, the combat butler. Vol. 6 (Hata, Kenjiro.) Frost Library; PN6790.J34 H39 2007

Hayate the combat butler. 7 (Hata, Kenjiro.) Frost Library; PN6790.J34 H39 2008

Hayate the combat butler. Vol. 8 (Hata, Kenjiro.) Frost Library; PN6790.J34 H39 2008