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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 Series (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 Series (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.

Imprisoned in English : the hazards of English as a default language (Wierzbicka, Anna.) Frost Library; PE1074.75 .W54 2014

Literatur-machen. II : Literatur und ihre Vermittler Frost Library; PN151 .L584 2015

Sakka no genkōryō Frost Library; PN151 .S25 2015

Literary rivals : feuds and antagonisms in the world of books (Bradford, Richard, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; PN165 .B73 2014

Culture is the body : the theatre writings of Tadashi Suzuki (Suzuki, Tadashi, 1939-) Frost Library; PN2039 .S93 2015

The performance studies reader Frost Library; PN2041.A57 P49 2016

Global insights on theatre censorship Frost Library; PN2042 .G56 2016

What's the story : essays about art, theater and storytelling (Bogart, Anne, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; PN2053 .B595 2014

Innovation in five acts : strategies for theatre and performance Frost Library; PN2053 .I527 2015

The art of light on stage : lighting in contemporary theatre (Abulafia, Yaron, author.) Frost Library; PN2091.E4 A28 2016

Dramaturgy and architecture : theatre, utopia and the built environment (Turner, Cathy, author.) Frost Library; PN2189 .T88 2015

Razzle dazzle : the battle for Broadway (Riedel, Michael (Theater critic), author.) Frost Library; PN2277.N5 R54 2015

Dear Mr. You (Parker, Mary-Louise, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.P267 A3 2015

The Cambridge history of British theatre. Frost Library; PN2581 .C36 2004

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

British theatre and the Great War, 1914-1919 : new perspectives Frost Library; PN2595 .B746 2015

Théâtre et lumières : les spectacles de Paris au XVIIIe siècle (Lever, Maurice.) Frost Library; PN2636.P3 L52 2001

Film Frost Library; PN2658.B38 F55 2015

Marlene : Bild einer berühmten Zeitgenossin (Polgar, Alfred, 1873-1955, author.) Frost Library; PN2658.D5 P65 2015

Dietrich & Riefenstahl : Hollywood, Berlin, and a century in two lives (Wieland, Karin.) Frost Library; PN2658.D5 W5513 2015

Performing the nation in global Korea : transnational theatre (Lee, Hyunjung, author.) Frost Library; PN2934.2 .L44 2015

Yoruba performance, theatre and politics : staging resistance (Odom, Glenn, 1975- author.) Frost Library; PN2993.1 .O36 2015

The novel : an anthology of criticism and theory, 1900-2000 Frost Library; PN3331 .N66 2006

Serial crime fiction : dying for more Frost Library; PN3448.D4 S38 2015

Women and erotic fiction : critical essays on genres, markets and readers Frost Library; PN3448.E76 W66 2015

Genealogical fictions : cultural periphery and historical change in the modern novel (Welge, Jobst, 1969-) Frost Library; PN3499 .W44 2015

The American common-school reader and speaker (Goldsbury, John, 1795-1890.) Archives and Special Collections; PN4201 .G6 1844

Crossings and passages in genre and culture Frost Library; PN45.5 .C76 2003

Forms : whole, rhythm, hierarchy, network (Levine, Caroline, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; PN45.5 .L48 2015

Hanzai hōdō no hanzai (Asano, Ken'ichi, 1948- 浅野健一, 1948-) Frost Library; PN4784.C88 A73 2004

Commercializing childhood (Ringel, Paul B., 1968-, author.) Frost Library; PN4878 .R68 2015

Mightier than the sword : how the news media have shaped American history (Streitmatter, Rodger, author.) Frost Library; PN4888.I53 S77 2016

Polls, expectations, and elections : TV news making in U.S. presidential campaigns (Craig, Richard, author.) Frost Library; PN4888.T4 C73 2015

Language in literature (Jakobson, Roman, 1896-1982.) Frost Library; PN54 .J35 1987

Mangen'ō, Fukuzawa Yukichi : Jiji shinpō koramu ni miru Meiji (Endō, Toshikuni, 1950- 遠藤利國, 1950-) Frost Library; PN5406.F79 E53 2012

Zoku Mangen'ō Fukuzawa Yukichi : Jiji shinpō koramu ni miru Meiji seiji gaikōhen (Endō, Toshikuni, 1950- 遠藤利国, 1950-) Frost Library; PN5406.F79 E532 2014

The recovery of beauty : arts, culture, medicine Frost Library; PN56.B38 R43 2015

Der komische Körper : Szenen, Figuren, Formen Frost Library; PN56.B62 K64 2003

Vernacular worlds, cosmopolitan imagination Frost Library; PN56.C683 V47 2015

Beyond the night : creatures of life, death and the in-between Frost Library; PN56.M55 B49 2015

The literary and linguistic construction of obsessive-compulsive disorder : no ordinary doubt (Friedrich, Patricia, author.) Frost Library; PN56.N4 F74 2015

What postcolonial theory doesn't say Frost Library; PN56.P555 W47 2016

A concise companion to psychoanalysis, literature, and culture Frost Library; PN56.P92 C666 2014

Haiku world : an international poetry almanac Archives and Special Collections; PN6110.H13 H34 1996

The new theatre of Europe; (Corrigan, Robert W. (Robert Willoughby), 1927-1993, editor.) Frost Library; PN6112 .C65

Read harder Frost Library; PN6142 .R43 2014

Jokes and their relations (Oring, Elliott, 1945-) Frost Library; PN6147 .O75 2010

Escolios a un texto implícito (Gómez Dávila, Nicolás, 1913-1994.) Frost Library; PN6275 .G654 2009

Translatio or the transmission of culture in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance Frost Library; PN671 .T73 2008

Black women in sequence : re-inking comics, graphic novels, and anime (Whaley, Deborah Elizabeth, author.) Frost Library; PN6725 .W48 2016

Amazing fantastic incredible : a marvelous memoir (Lee, Stan, 1922-, author.) Frost Library; PN6727.L39 Z464 2015

The Joker : a serious study of The Clown Prince of Crime Frost Library; PN6728.J65 J648 2015

Jewish feeling : difference and affect in nineteenth-century Jewish women's writing (Dwor, Richa, author.) Frost Library; PR120.J48 D69 2015

Georgian poetry. Archives and Special Collections; PR1225 .G4

Known signatures : new poems Archives and Special Collections; PR1226 .K56 1932

Neo-Victorian freakery : the cultural afterlife of the Victorian freak show (Davies, Helen, 1983- author.) Frost Library; PR149.B62 D38 2015

Cultures of radicalism in Britain and Ireland Frost Library; PR149.P6 C85 2013

Isidorean perceptions of order : the Exeter book riddles and medieval Latin enigmata (Salvador-Bello, Mercedes, author.) Frost Library; PR1764 .S35 2015

The book of Margery Kempe (Kempe, Margery, approximately 1373-, author.) Frost Library; PR2007.K4 A199 2015

The quest for Cardenio : Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the lost play Archives and Special Collections; PR2411.S33 Q84 2012

A jovial crew, or the merry beggars (Brome, Richard, -1652?, author.) Frost Library; PR2439.B5 J5 2014

Doctor Faustus A- and B- texts (1604, 1616) Frost Library; PR2664 .D7 1993

Marlowe and the popular tradition : innovation in the English drama before 1595 (Lunney, Ruth.) Frost Library; PR2677.P4 L86 2002

The works of William Shakespeare (Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.) Archives and Special Collections; PR2753 .C5 1899

The pictorial edition of the works of Shakspere (Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.) Archives and Special Collections; PR2753 .K7 1839

All for nothing : Hamlet's negativity (Cutrofello, Andrew, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; PR2807 .C88 2014

The tragedy of King Lear (Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.) Frost Library; PR2819.A2 F72 1998

Omkara [videorecording] Frost Library; PR2829.A23 B43b

Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.) Frost Library; PR2836.A2 B48 2015

The spirit of the plays of Shakspeare (Howard, Frank, 1805-1866, illustrator.) Archives and Special Collections; PR2883 .H7 1833

Renaissance Shakespeare (World Shakespeare Congress (9th : 2011 : Prague, Czech Republic)) Frost Library; PR2976 .W69 2014

The supernatural in Shakespeare : including an account of his ghosts, witches, and fairies (Conway, Eustace.) Frost Library; PR3004 .C6 1932

Shakespeare and the supernatural (Lucy, Margaret.) Frost Library; PR3004 .L8 2015

Shakespeare, dissent and the Cold War (Thomas, Alfred, 1958-) Frost Library; PR3017 .T48 2014

Shakespeare's nature : from cultivation to culture (Scott, Charlotte, author.) Frost Library; PR3039 .S37 2014

Middle English Romance and the craft of memory (McKinstry, Jamie.) Frost Library; PR329 .M35 2015

Redemption : a poem in eight books (Swain, Joseph, 1761-1796.) Archives and Special Collections; PR3719.S9 R43 1812

Celebrating Pride and Prejudice : 200 years of Jane Austen's masterpiece (Fullerton, Susannah, 1960-) Frost Library; PR4034.P73 H37 2013

Jane Austen's names : riddles, persons, places (Doody, Margaret Anne, author.) Frost Library; PR4038.L33 D66 2015

An empire of air and water : uncolonizable space in the British imagination, 1750-1850 (Carroll, Siobhan, author.) Frost Library; PR447 .C37 2015

Science in wonderland : the scientific fairy tales of Victorian Britain (Keene, Melanie, author.) Frost Library; PR468.S34 K44 2015

The fellowship (Zaleski, Philip.) Frost Library; PR478.I54 Z35 2015

Making history new : modernism and historical narrative (O'Malley, Seamus.) Frost Library; PR478.M6 O63 2015

New slaveries in contemporary British literature and visual arts : the ghost and the camp (Deandrea, Pietro, author.) Frost Library; PR478.S55 D43 2015

English poetry and Old Norse myth : a history (O'Donoghue, Heather, author.) Frost Library; PR508.M9 O35 2014

The invention of evening : perception and time in Romantic poetry (Miller, Christopher R., 1968-) Archives and Special Collections; PR508.T56 M55 2006

Literary research and British postmodernism : strategies and sources (McCafferty, Bridgit, 1984-, author.) Frost Library; PR56 .M43 2015

The golden lion of Granpere : a novel (Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882.) Archives and Special Collections; PR5684 .G6 1872b

Mary Wollstonecraft and feminist republicanism (Halldenius, Lena, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; PR5841.W8 Z65 2016

William Wordsworth in context Frost Library; PR5888 .W455 2015

Mary Butts and British neo-romanticism : the enchantment of place (Radford, Andrew D., 1972-, author.) Frost Library; PR6003.U7 Z733 2014

Death and the princess : a morality (Cornford, Frances Darwin, 1886-1960.) Archives and Special Collections; PR6005.O67 D43 1912

Nature poems and others (Davies, W. H. (William Henry), 1871-1940.) Archives and Special Collections; PR6007.A8 N3 1916

John Drinkwater : a comprehensive bibliography of his works (Pearce, Michael, 1931-) Archives and Special Collections; PR6007.R5 Z79 1977

A room with a view Frost Library; PR6011.O58 R69a

Afternoon men (Powell, Anthony, 1905-2000, author.) Frost Library; PR6031.O74 A73 2015

O, how the wheel becomes it! (Powell, Anthony, 1905-2000, author.) Frost Library; PR6031.O74 O2 2015

Venusberg (Powell, Anthony, 1905-2000, author.) Frost Library; PR6031.O74 V46 2015

What's become of Waring (Powell, Anthony, 1905-2000, author.) Frost Library; PR6031.O74 W47 2014

Stephen Spender, works and criticism : an annotated bibliography (Kulkarni, Hemant Balvantrao, 1916-) Archives and Special Collections; PR6037.P47 Z74 1976