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English Research Guide
- Primary Sources
- New Titles
Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
- MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
Full-text backfiles of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)
- 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.
- ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (1784 to present)
More than 1.3 million citations for books, articles, essays, dissertations, and other sources on the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
- International Medieval Bibliography
Comprehensive index of journal articles and books about Europe, North Africa, and the Near East from 300 to 1500.
- Arts & Humanities Full Text
Full-text publications that focus on art, architecture, design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theatre and cultural studies.
- International Index to Performing Arts Full Text (1864 to present)
Covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry - including dance, drama, theater, opera, film, television and more.
- Cambridge Companions Complete Collection
Surveys of authors, literary history, culture, and philosophy, all written by scholars.
- PEP (Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing) (1871 to present; 3 year full-text embargo)
Complete text and illustrations of 49 journals in psychoanalysis, 96 classic psychoanalytic books, and the full text and editorial notes of the 42 volumes of the standard editions of Freud.
Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
- Literature Resource Center
Full-text critical studies, biographies of authors; covers all genres, all time periods, and all regions.
- Contemporary Literary Criticism
Extensive collection of critical essays and biographical information on contemporary authors.
- Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
300 alphabetically arranged entries on critics and theorists, schools, and movements.
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
More than 57,000 authoritative biographies of those who shaped British history and culture.
- Reference Universe
Searchable index of the library's entire reference collection, both print and electronic.
- Book Review Digest (1908 to present)
Reviews of English-language fiction and nonfiction books from U. S., Canadian, and British periodicals.
- Oxford English Dictionary
Definitive resource for the evolution of the English language, including meaning, history, and pronunciation.
- Old English Dictionary
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