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 world of words : vocabulary for college success (Richek, Margaret Ann.) Frost Library; PE1449 .R5 2014

Metaphors of mind : an eighteenth-century dictionary (Pasanek, Brad, 1974- author.) Frost Library; PE1689 .P37 2015

Speaking American* : *how y'all, youse, and you guys talk : a visual guide (Katz, Josh, author.) Frost Library; PE2808 .K38 2016 x

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

Avid reader : a life (Gottlieb, Robert, 1931-, author.) Frost Library; PN149.9.G68 A3 2016

Performing age in modern drama (Lipscomb, Valerie Barnes, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; PN1590.A34 L57 2016

Women, collective creation, and devised performance Frost Library; PN1590.W64 W64 2016

Story of drama : tragedy, comedy and sacrifice from the Greeks to the present (Day, Gary, author.) Frost Library; PN1721 .D39 2016

Classical rhetoric for the modern student (Corbett, Edward P. J.) Frost Library; PN175 .C57 1999

Sommore : chandelier status Frost Library; PN1969.C65 S66

Sommore : the queen stands alone Frost Library; PN1969.C65 S661

Why we laugh Frost Library; PN1969.C65 W49

Semiotics and pragmatics of stage improvisation (Pietropaolo, Domenico, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; PN2041.S45 P54 2016

Anti-war theatre after Brecht : dialectical aesthetics in the twenty-first century (Stevens, Lara, author.) Frost Library; PN2041.W37 S74 2016

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

Unbuttoned : the art and artists of theatrical costume design (Pollatsek, E. Shura, author.) Frost Library; PN2067 .P65 2017 x

Physical theatres : a critical introduction (Murray, Simon David, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; PN2071.M6 M87 2016

Theatrical reality : space, embodiment and empathy in performance (Edinborough, Campbell, author.) Frost Library; PN2071.P78 E35 2016

Twenty-first century drama : what happens now Frost Library; PN2190 .T84 2016

Audience (R)Evolution : dispatches from the field Frost Library; PN2193.A8 A93 2016

Steppenwolf theatre company of Chicago : in their own words (Mayer, John, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; PN2277.C42 S455 2016

Drop dead : performance in crisis, 1970s New York (Miller, Hillary, author.) Frost Library; PN2277.N5 M43 2016

Kathy Griffin's celebrity run-ins : (my A-Z index) (Griffin, Kathy, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.G6955 A3 2016

Moms Mabley Frost Library; PN2287.M11 M66

Pola Negri : temptress of silent Hollywood (Delgado, Sergio, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.N35 D45 2016

Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood (Noah, Trevor, 1984-, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.N557 A3 2016

You can't touch my hair : and other things I still have to explain (Robinson, Phoebe, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.R715 A3 2016

The bassoon king : art, idiocy, and other assorted tales from the band room (Wilson, Rainn, 1966-, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.W4934 A3 2016

Writing the history of the British stage, 1660-1900 (Schoch, Richard W., author.) Frost Library; PN2581 .S36 2016

The Elizabethan country house entertainment : print, performance and gender (Kolkovich, Elizabeth Zeman, author.) Frost Library; PN2589 .K65 2016

The theater of experiment : staging natural philosophy in eighteenth-century Britain (Coppola, Al, author.) Frost Library; PN2593 .C77 2016

Staging France between the World Wars (McCready, Susan, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; PN2635 .M37 2016

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

Stanislavsky and yoga (Cherkasskiĭ, Sergeĭ, author.) Frost Library; PN2728.S78 C4413 2016

In whose eyes : the memoir of a Vietnamese filmmaker in war and peace (Trần, Văn Thủy (Film director) author.) Frost Library; PN2889.89.T74 A6 2016

Learning to kneel : noh, modernism, and journeys in teaching (Preston, Carrie J., author.) Frost Library; PN2924.5.N6 P84 2016

Ein Bild und tausend Worte (Modick, Klaus.) Frost Library; PN3354 .M64 2016

Picaresque fiction today : the trickster in contemporary Anglophone and Italian literature (Gussago, Luigi, author.) Frost Library; PN3428 .G83 2016

Suicide and contemporary science fiction (Gutiérrez-Jones, Carl, author.) Frost Library; PN3433.6 .G88 2015

Science fiction, fantasy, and politics : transmedia world-building beyond capitalism (Hassler-Forest, Dan, author.) Frost Library; PN3433.8 .H376 2016

The history of science fiction (Roberts, Adam (Adam Charles) author.) Frost Library; PN3433.8 .R56 2016

Fantasy literature : challenging genres Frost Library; PN3435 .F364 2016

Zombiescapes and phantom zones (Rozelle, Lee, author.) Frost Library; PN3448.E36 R69 2016

Micromonólogos Frost Library; PN4305.M6 M53 2015

How literary worlds are shaped : a comparative poetics of literary imagination (Pettersson, Bo, author.) Frost Library; PN45 .P435 2016

The accidental life : an editor's notes on writing and writers (McDonell, Terry, 1944-, author.) Frost Library; PN4874.M48396 A3 2016

Messengers of the right : conservative media and the transformation of American politics (Hemmer, Nicole, author.) Frost Library; PN4888.C598 H46 2016

The Riot Report and the news : how the Kerner Commission changed media coverage of Black America (Hrach, Thomas J., 1963-, author.) Frost Library; PN4888.R3 H73 2016

The phenomenology of love and reading (Falke, Cassandra, author.) Frost Library; PN49 .F35 2017

Literatur und Gewissen (Hackl, Erich, author.) Frost Library; PN49 .H27 2016

Literature in exile : emigrants' fiction 20th century experience Frost Library; PN495 .L42 2016

Romantic narratives in international politics : pirates, rebels and mercenaries (Spencer, Alexander, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; PN51 .S638 2016

The Routledge handbook to nineteenth-century British periodicals and newspapers Frost Library; PN5124.P4 R68 2016

Berlin im Feuilleton der Weimarer Republik (Rautenstrauch, Eike, author.) Frost Library; PN5214.F4 R38 2016

African print cultures : newspapers and their publics in the twentieth century (African Print Cultures Network. Meeting (2013 : Birmingham, England)) Frost Library; PN5450 .A3795 2013

The Tragedy of Fatherhood : King Laius and the Politics of Paternity in the West (Weineck, Silke-Maria, 1963-) Frost Library; PN56.5.F38 W45 2014

On the origin of superheroes : from the big bang to Action Comics no. 1 (Gavaler, Chris, author.) Frost Library; PN56.5.H45 G38 2015

Cityscaping : constructing and modelling images of the city Frost Library; PN56.C55 C377 2015

The fiction of evil (Barry, Peter Brian, 1974-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.E75 B27 2017

Das narrative Subjekt : Erzählen im Zeitalter des Internets (Schachtner, Christina, author.) Frost Library; PN56.I64 S33 2016

Modernity and its discontents : making and unmaking the bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow (Smith, Steven B., 1951-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.M54 S74 2016

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

The narco-imaginary : essays under the influence (Scott, Ramsey (Poet), author.) Frost Library; PN56.N18 S3 2016

Shame and the aging woman : confronting and resisting ageism in contemporary women's writings (Bouson, J. Brooks, author.) Frost Library; PN56.O4 B68 2016

Re-inventing the postcolonial (in the) metropolis Frost Library; PN56.P555 R45 2016

Re-writing Jesus : Christ in 20th-century fiction and film (Holderness, Graham, author.) Frost Library; PN57.J47 H65 2015

Das Fremde in der Literatur : zur Grundlegung einer responsiven Literaturdidaktik (Mitterer, Nicola, author.) Frost Library; PN59 .M58 2016

Vampyres : Genesis and resurrection from Count Dracula to Vampirella (Frayling, Christopher, author.) Frost Library; PN6071.V3 V35 2016

A bad idea I'm about to do (Gethard, Chris.) Frost Library; PN6165 .G48 2012

A dictionary of Arabic and Islamic proverbs (Lunde, Paul, 1943-) Frost Library; PN6519.N39 L86 2017

Translators and their prologues in medieval England (Dearnley, Elizabeth, author.) Frost Library; PN671 .D43 2016

Breaking the panel! : comics as a medium Frost Library; PN6710 .B68 2015

The Routledge companion to comics Frost Library; PN6710 .R599 2017

The blacker the ink : constructions of black identity in comics and sequential art Frost Library; PN6725 .B57 2015

Superwomen : gender, power, and representation (Cocca, Carolyn, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; PN6725 .C585 2016

Cousin Joseph : a graphic novel (Feiffer, Jules, author, illustrator.) Frost Library; PN6727.F4 C68 2016

Pretty deadly. Volume One, The Shrike (DeConnick, Kelly Sue, creator.) Frost Library; PN6728.P73 D43 2014 v.1

Pretty deadly. Volume two. The bear (DeConnick, Kelly Sue, author.) Frost Library; PN6728.P73 D43 2016 v.2

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

El Eternauta, Daytripper, and beyond : graphic narrative in Argentina and Brazil (Foster, David William, author.) Frost Library; PN6790.A7 F67 2016

Rewriting history in manga : stories for the nation Frost Library; PN6790.J3 R49 2016

Hadashi no Gen (Nakazawa, Keiji artist, author. 中沢啓治, artist, author.) Frost Library; PN6790.J33 N3 1975

Barefoot Gen (Nakazawa, Keiji.) Frost Library; PN6790.J33 N33 1978

Barefoot Gen = Hadashi no Gen : a cartoon story of Hiroshima (Nakazawa, Keiji.) Frost Library; PN6790.J33 N33 1987

Fuji Santarō meibamen (Satō, Sanpei, 1929- サトウサンペイ, 1929-) Frost Library; PN6790.J33 S27 1982

Norakuro manga taizen (Tagawa, Suihō, 1899-1989. 田河水泡, 1899-1989.) Frost Library; PN6790.J33 T2848 1988

The craft of lymmyng and the maner of steynyng Frost Library; PR1119 .A2 no.347

Tumult and tears : the story of the Great War through the eyes and lives of its women poets (Newman, Vivien, compiler, author.) Frost Library; PR1195.W65 N48 2016

Bodleian Library, MS Fairfax 16 (Bodleian Library Manuscript. Fairfax 16.) Frost Library; PR1203 .O96 1979

Speak from here to there : two poem cycles (Dawes, Kwame Senu Neville, 1962-, author.) Frost Library; PR1228 .D39 2016

Victorian fairy tales Frost Library; PR1309.F26 V49 2015

English topographies in literature and culture : space, place, and identity Frost Library; PR149.S75 E54 2016

Beowulf unlocked : new evidence from lexomic analysis (Drout, Michael D. C., 1968-, author.) Frost Library; PR1585 .B585 2016

A far light : a reading of Beowulf (DiNapoli, Robert, author, translator.) Frost Library; PR1585 .D56 2016

Books most needful to know : contexts for the study of Anglo-Saxon England Frost Library; PR173 .B54 2016

The wooing of our Lord and the Wooing Group prayers Frost Library; PR1808 .I56 2015