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.
  • 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.

Long-term effects of learning English : experiences from Japanese primary schools (Uematsu, Shigeo.) Frost Library; PE1068.J3 U35 2015

The elements of style (Strunk, William, 1869-1946, author.) Frost Library; PE1408 .S772 2000b

On writing well : the classic guide to writing nonfiction (Zinsser, William Knowlton, author.) Frost Library; PE1429 .Z5 2006

The Rowman & Littlefield guide to writing with sources (Davis, James P., 1954-) Frost Library; PE1478 .D37 2012

World Englishes and culture wars (Kachru, Braj B., author.) Frost Library; PE2751 .K333 2017

Articulate while Black : Barack Obama, language, and race in the U.S. (Alim, H. Samy.) Frost Library; PE3102.N42 A43 2012

Talking back, talking Black : truths about America's Lingua Franca (McWhorter, John H.) Frost Library; PE3102.N42 M39 2017

Critical content analysis of children's and young adult literature : reframing perspective Frost Library; PN1009.A1 C693 2017

Ein Knauf als Tür : wie Gedichte beginnen und wie sie enden (Wagner, Jan, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; PN1031 .W2 2014

Designed words for a designed world : the international concrete poetry movement, 1955-1971 (Hilder, Jamie, 1977-, author.) Frost Library; PN1455 .H55 2016

Between us : audiences, affect and the in-between (Whalley, Joanne, Dr., author.) Frost Library; PN1590.A9 W43 2017

Nabokov's favorite word is mauve (Blatt, Ben, author.) Frost Library; PN165 .B55 2017

The theatre of death (Twitchin, Mischa, author.) Frost Library; PN1650.D4 T95 2016

Theatre, time and temporality : melting clocks and snapped elastics (Rabey, David Ian, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; PN1650.T56 R33 2016

What playwrights talk about when they talk about writing (Sweet, Jeffrey, 1950-, author.) Frost Library; PN1661 .S86 2017

The prettiest girl on stage is a man : race and gender benders in American vaudeville (Casey, Kathleen B., author.) Frost Library; PN1968.U5 C37 2015

May Irwin : singing, shouting, and the shadow of minstrelsy (Ammen, Sharon, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; PN1969.M5 A46 2017

Antitheatricality and the body public (Freeman, Lisa A., author.) Frost Library; PN2047 .F74 2017

Hideous characters and beautiful pagans (Nathans, Heather S., author.) Frost Library; PN2248 .N38 2017

How to talk dirty and influence people : an autobiography (Bruce, Lenny, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.B726 A3 2016

W.C. Fields from the Ziegfeld Follies and Broadway stage to the screen (Wertheim, Arthur Frank, 1935-, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.F45 W47 2016

In the country we love : my family divided (Guerrero, Diane, 1986- author.) Frost Library; PN2287.G7455 A3 2016

Philip Seymour Hoffman : the life and work (Shelley, Peter, 1962-, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.H565 S54 2017

You'll grow out of it (Klein, Jessi, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.K6725 A3 2016

From scenarios to networks : performing the intercultural in colonial Mexico (Cabranes-Grant, Leo, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; PN2312 .C33 2016

Truths, half truths and little white lies (Frost, Nick, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; PN2598.P367 A3 2015

Performing Grand-Guignol : playing the theatre of horror (Hand, Richard J., author.) Frost Library; PN2636.P4 G753 2016

After '89 : Polish theatre and the political (Lease, Bryce, author.) Frost Library; PN2859.P6 L365 2016

Ehon yume no Edo kabuki (Hattori, Yukio, author. 服部幸雄, author.) Frost Library; PN2924.5.K3 H38 2001 x

The way of the writer : reflections on the art and craft of storytelling (Johnson, Charles, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; PN3355 .J555 2016

Ghost writing in contemporary American fiction (Coughlan, David, author.) Frost Library; PN3377.5.O33 C68 2016

Plots (Belknap, Robert L., author.) Frost Library; PN3378 .B44 2016

Classical traditions in modern fantasy Frost Library; PN3435 .C49 2017

Post-millennial gothic : comedy, romance and the rise of happy gothic (Spooner, Catherine, 1974- author.) Frost Library; PN3435 .S74 2017

Unwilling executioner : crime fiction and the state (Pepper, Andrew, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; PN3448.D4 P416 2016

Illuminations (Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940.) Frost Library; PN37 .B4413 1986

The elocutionists : women, music, and the spoken word (Kimber, Marian Wilson, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; PN4145 .K56 2017

BOMB : the author interviews Frost Library; PN452 .B57 2014

Vanity fair's writers on writers Frost Library; PN452 .V36 2016

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

Journalism in an age of terror : covering and uncovering the secret state (Lloyd, John, 1946-, author.) Frost Library; PN4735 .L63 2017

Journalism and the public (Ryfe, David, 1966-, author.) Frost Library; PN4749 .R97 2017

Community boundaries and border crossings : critical essays on ethnic women writers Frost Library; PN479 .C63 2017

Mister Pulitzer and the spider : modern news from realism to the digital (Barnhurst, Kevin G., 1951-, author.) Frost Library; PN4801 .B32 2016

Fighting for the news : the adventures of the first war correspondents from Bonaparte to the Boers (Best, Brian, 1941-, author.) Frost Library; PN4823 .B47 2016

The Newsstand Frost Library; PN4836 .N49 2016

The men in my life : a memoir of love and art in 1950s Manhattan (Bosworth, Patricia, author.) Frost Library; PN4874.B627 A3 2017

Not pretty enough : the unlikely triumph of Helen Gurley Brown (Hirshey, Gerri, author.) Frost Library; PN4874.B768 H57 2016

Notes from underground : zines and the politics of alternative culture (Duncombe, Stephen.) Frost Library; PN4878.3 .D86 2008

Zines in third space : radical cooperation and borderlands rhetoric (Licona, Adela C.) Frost Library; PN4878.3 .L47 2012

Indian country : telling a story in a digital age (LaPoe, Victoria, 1977-, author.) Frost Library; PN4883 .L53 2017

A basso continuo in history : from a literary point of view (Akasofu, Tetsuji, 1932-) Frost Library; PN49 .A337 2000

The emergence of pre-cinema : print culture and the optical toy of the literary imagination (Gabriele, Alberto, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; PN53 .G28 2016

Shaping the news : Waitangi Day on television (Abel, Sue.) Frost Library; PN5597.T4 A24 1997

Misfit children : an inquiry into childhood belongings Frost Library; PN56.5.C48 M57 2017

Contemporary Australian literature : a world not yet dead (Birns, Nicholas, author.) Frost Library; PN56.5.E96 B57 2015

Apocalyptic fiction (Tate, Andrew, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.A69 T38 2017

Presence of the body : awareness in and beyond experience Frost Library; PN56.B62 P74 2017

Brill's companion to the reception of classics in international modernism and the avant-garde Frost Library; PN56.C6 B75 2017

The great derangement : climate change and the unthinkable (Ghosh, Amitav, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.C612 G48 2016

Early modern diplomacy, theatre and soft power : the making of peace Frost Library; PN56.D55 E27 2016

Migrancy and multilingualism in world literature Frost Library; PN56.E59 M47 2016

Literary wonderlands : a journey through the greatest fictional worlds ever created Frost Library; PN56.I44 L58 2016

Postcolonial justice (Gesellschaft für die Neuen Englischsprachigen Literaturen. Annual Conference (25rd : 2014 : Potsdam) Frost Library; PN56.P555 G472 2014

Renaissance suppliants : poetry, antiquity, reconciliation (Whittington, Leah, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.R34 W45 2016

Reading modernism with machines : digital humanities and modernist literature Frost Library; PN56.T37 R43 2016

Utopianism in postcolonial literatures (Ashcroft, Bill, 1946-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.U8 A84 2017

Among the birds Archives and Special Collections; PN6110.B6 A5 1905

Tree (Battles, Matthew, author.) Frost Library; PN6110.T75 B37 2017

The death of cool : from teenage rebellion to the hangover of adulthood (McInnes, Gavin.) Frost Library; PN6165 .M38 2013

Alliterative proverbs in medieval England : language choice and literary meaning (Deskis, Susan E., author.) Frost Library; PN6420 .D47 2016

Your mother-in-law loves you : and other expressions and proverbs from Syria (Joubin, Rebecca, compiler.) Frost Library; PN6519.A7 J68 2014

Comic connections : analyzing hero and identity Frost Library; PN6714 .C636 2017

Kid comic strips : a genre across four countries (Gordon, Ian, 1954-) Frost Library; PN6714 .G67 2016

What happens when nothing happens : boredom and everyday life in contemporary comics (Schneider, Greice, author.) Frost Library; PN6714 .S36 2016

Big hard sex criminals. Volume one (Fraction, Matt, author.) Frost Library; PN6727.F694 B54 2015

Rolling blackouts : dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq (Glidden, Sarah, author, illustrator.) Frost Library; PN6727.G64 R65 2016

Krazy : George Herriman, a life in black and white (Tisserand, Michael, 1963-, author.) Frost Library; PN6727.H4838 Z88 2016

East of West. [The Apocalypse. Year one] (Hickman, Jonathan, author.) Frost Library; PN6727.H4846 E27 2015

Captain Marvel and the art of nostalgia (Cremins, Brian, author.) Frost Library; PN6728.C365 C74 2016

Deadpool and philosophy : my commonsense is tingling Frost Library; PN6728.D3574 D438 2017

The fade out. Act one (Brubaker, Ed, author.) Frost Library; PN6728.F329 B78 2015 v.1

The fade out. Act two (Brubaker, Ed, author.) Frost Library; PN6728.F329 B78 2015 v.2

The fade out. Act three (Brubaker, Ed, author.) Frost Library; PN6728.F329 B78 2015 v.3

Fear agent. Volume one, Re-ignition ; My war ; The last goodbye (Remender, Rick.) Frost Library; PN6728.F437 R45 2012 v.1 x

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

Aya (Abouet, Marguerite, 1971-) Frost Library; PN6747.A36 A91 2007

Aya : life in Yop City (Abouet, Marguerite, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; PN6747.A36 A92 2012

Aya : love in Yop City (Abouet, Marguerite, 1971-) Frost Library; PN6747.A36 A93 2013

Aya : the secrets come out (Abouet, Marguerite, 1971-, creator.) Frost Library; PN6747.A36 A94 2009

The attack (Dauvillier, Loïc, 1971-, author, artist.) Frost Library; PN6747.D37 A8813 2016

Asterix gallus (Goscinny, 1926-1977.) Frost Library; PN6748.A8 G681614 2000z

Spanish fever : stories by the new Spanish cartoonists Frost Library; PN6776 .S63 2016

Wrinkles (Roca, Paco (Comic book artist) author, artist.) Frost Library; PN6777.R63 R5413 2016

Las Meninas (García, Santiago, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; PN6778.M46 G37 2014

Pretending is lying (Goblet, Dominique, author, illustrator.) Frost Library; PN6790.B43 G627413 2017

Shōjo manga no sekai Frost Library; PN6790.J3 S45 1991

Shōnen manga no sekai Frost Library; PN6790.J3 S46 1996

Shōwa shinbun mangashi Frost Library; PN6790.J3 S47 1981

Bōken Dankichi (Shimada, Keizō, 1900-1973. 島田啓三, 1900-1973.) Frost Library; PN6790.J34 B64