English Research Guide

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

For more databases, use the subject filter on A-Z Databases

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.

Trans-national English in social media communities (Dailey-O'Cain, Jennifer, author.) Frost Library; PE1073 .D35 2017

The sociolinguistics of digital Englishes (Friedrich, Patricia, author.) Frost Library; PE1074.5 .F75 2016

Crossing divides : exploring translingual writing pedagogies and programs Frost Library; PE1404 .C756 2017

American and British English : divided by a common language? (Baker, Paul, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; PE2808 .B37 2017

The new poetics of climate change : modernist aesthetics for a warming world (Griffiths, Matthew (Matthew J. R.) author.) Frost Library; PN1065 .G75 2017

Oral poetics and cognitive science Frost Library; PN1341 .O74 2016

Technicians of the sacred : a range of poetries from Africa, America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania Frost Library; PN1347 .T43 2017

Invention and authorship in medieval England (Edwards, Robert, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; PN144 .E35 2017

Telling stories : the craft of narrative and the writing life (Martin, Lee, 1955-, author.) Frost Library; PN145 .M38 2017

Draft no. 4 : on the writing process (McPhee, John, 1931-, author.) Frost Library; PN149 .M43 2017

Performing animals : history, agency, theater Frost Library; PN1590.A54 P474 2017

Black performance on the outskirts of the left : a history of the impossible (Gaines, Malik, author.) Frost Library; PN1590.B53 G35 2017

Time slips : queer temporalities, contemporary performance, and the hole of history (Pryor, Jaclyn I., author.) Frost Library; PN1590.S6 P79 2017

Liturgical drama and the reimagining of medieval theater (Norton, Michael Lee, author.) Frost Library; PN1761 .N67 2017

The history and theory of rhetoric : an introduction (Herrick, James A., author.) Frost Library; PN183 .H47 2018

Irony and the modern theatre (Storm, William, 1949-) Frost Library; PN1929.I7 S76 2011

Horrible prettiness : burlesque and American culture (Allen, Robert Clyde, 1950-) Frost Library; PN1948.U6 A45 1991

World theories of theatre (Odom, Glenn, 1975- author.) Frost Library; PN2039 .O35 2017

Costume in performance : materiality, culture, and the body (Barbieri, Donatella, author.) Frost Library; PN2067 .B23 2017

Terrific combat!!! : theatrical duels, brawls and battles, 1800-1920 (Wolf, Tony.) Frost Library; PN2071.F5 T47 2009

Stage management (Stern, Lawrence, 1935-, author.) Frost Library; PN2085 .S77 2017

New media dramaturgy : performance, media and new-materialism (Eckersall, Peter, author.) Frost Library; PN2086 .E25 2017

Scenography expanded : an introduction to contemporary performance design Frost Library; PN2091.S8 S298 2017

Medieval theatre performance : actors, dancers, automata and their audiences Frost Library; PN2152 .M43 2017

Theatre, globalization and the Cold War Frost Library; PN2189 .T5135 2017

The scene of foreplay : theater, labor, and leisure in 1960s New York (Palladini, Giulia, author.) Frost Library; PN2277.N5 P255 2017

Anne Bancroft : a life (Daniel, Douglass K., author.) Frost Library; PN2287.B164 D36 2017

Charlie Chaplin (Carr, Richard, 1985-, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.C5 C35 2017

London in a box : Englishness and theatre in revolutionary America (Johnson, Odai, 1959-, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.D543 J64 2017

Hank & Jim : the fifty-year friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart (Eyman, Scott, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.F558 E95 2017

I can't make this up : life lessons (Hart, Kevin, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.H26 A3 2017

William Ivey Long : costume designs 2007-2016 Frost Library; PN2287.L632 W55 2017

We're going to need more wine : stories that are funny, complicated, and true (Union, Gabrielle, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.U65 A3 2017

Performing the intercultural city (Knowles, Richard Paul, 1950-, author.) Frost Library; PN2306.T6 K667 2017

Independent theatre in contemporary Europe : structures - aesthetics - cultural policy Frost Library; PN2570 .F74513 2017

Theatre and governance in Britain, 1500-1900 : democracy, disorder and the state (Fisher, Tony, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; PN2596.L6 F485 2017

Performing unification : history and nation in German theater after 1989 (Cornish, Matt, author.) Frost Library; PN2654 .C67 2017

Moscow performances : the new Russian theater 1991-1996 (Freedman, John, 1954-) Frost Library; PN2726.M6 F74 1997

Moscow performances II : the 1996-1997 season (Freedman, John, 1954-) Frost Library; PN2726.M6 F744 2004

"Nadezhda" na Mokhovoĭ Frost Library; PN2726.M62 M67 2016

Beau monde on empire's edge : state and stage in Soviet Ukraine (Fowler, Mayhill Courtney, 1974-, author.) Frost Library; PN2859.U47 F69 2017

Explorations in southern African drama, theatre and performance (Ebewo, Patrick, author.) Frost Library; PN2981.5 .E24 2017

The fictional arts : an inter-art journey from theatre theory to the arts (Rozik, Eli.) Frost Library; PN3331 .R67 2011

The cruft of fiction : mega-novels and the science of paying attention (Letzler, David, author.) Frost Library; PN3352.P7 L48 2017

The Fan Fiction Studies Reader Frost Library; PN3377.5.F33 F38 2014

Immersion : a writer's guide to going deep (Conover, Ted, author.) Archives and Special Collections; PN3377.5.R45 C66 2016

Neoliberal gothic : international gothic in the neoliberal age Frost Library; PN3435 .N46 2017

Novels of genocide : remembering and forgetting the ethnic other in fictional Rwanda (Nyirubugara, Olivier.) Frost Library; PN3503 .N95 2017

An introduction to literature, criticism and theory (Bennett, Andrew, 1960 December 2-, author.) Frost Library; PN45 .B39 2016

Literary theory : an anthology Frost Library; PN45 .L512 2017

Discussing the news : the uneasy alliance of participatory journalists and the critical public (Smith, Simon (Writer on journalism) author.) Frost Library; PN4771 .S65 2017

Reporting the Middle East : the practice of news in the twenty-first century Frost Library; PN4784.M5 R47 2017

Deciding what's true : the rise of political fact-checking in American journalism (Graves, Lucas, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; PN4784.O24 G73 2016

Remaking the news : essays on the future of journalism scholarship in the digital age Frost Library; PN4784.T34 R46 2017

The embedding apparatus : media surveillance during the Iraq War (Bizimana, Aimé-Jules, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; PN4784.W37 B593 2017

Media, propaganda and the politics of intervention (Zollman, Florian, 1976- author.) Frost Library; PN4784.W37 Z65 2017

Notes on a foreign country : an American abroad in a post-American world (Hansen, Suzy, 1977- author.) Frost Library; PN4874.H227 A3 2017

The voice of America : Lowell Thomas and the invention of 20th-century journalism (Stephens, Mitchell, author.) Frost Library; PN4874.L73 S74 2017

My life with Bob : flawed heroine keeps book of books, plot ensues (Paul, Pamela, author.) Frost Library; PN4874.P363 A3 2017

The smear (Attkisson, Sharyl, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; PN4888.C6 A85 2017

Finally got the news : the printed legacy of the U.S. radical Left, 1970-1979 Frost Library; PN4888.U5 F56 2017

Newspaper wars : civil rights and white resistance in South Carolina, 1935-1965 (Bedingfield, Sid, author.) Frost Library; PN4897.S64 B44 2017

Free people, free markets : how the Wall Street Journal opinion pages shaped America (Melloan, George, 1927-, author.) Frost Library; PN4899.N42 W335 2017

Literary Frost Library; PN50 .L58 2017

This is not a border : reportage & reflection from the Palestine Festival of Literature Frost Library; PN51 .T55 2017

Histories for the many (Lechner, Doris, author.) Frost Library; PN5124.P4 L43 2017

The history of the provincial press in England (Matthews, Rachel, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; PN5124.R44 M38 2017

Unfashionable objections to Islamophobic cartoons : l'affaire Charlie Hebdo (Byrd, Dustin, author.) Frost Library; PN5190.C45 B97 2017

Escritoras españolas en los medios de prensa : 1868-1936 Frost Library; PN5317.W58 E73 2014

News under fire : China's propaganda against Japan in the English-language press, 1928-1941 (Wei, Shuge, author.) Frost Library; PN5367.P6 W45 2017

The Indian ladies' magazine, 1901-1938 : from Raj and Swaraj (Logan, Deborah Anna, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; PN5380.I54 L75 2017

Printing class (Bracy, R. Michael (Robert Michael), 1970-) Frost Library; PN5449.P34 F55 2011

The Jew's daughter : a cultural history of a conversion narrative (Sicher, Efraim, author.) Frost Library; PN56.3.J4 S53 2017

From madman to crime fighter : the scientist in western culture (Haynes, Roslynn D. (Roslynn Doris), 1940-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.5.S35 H395 2017

Black South African autobiography after Deleuze : belonging and becoming in self-testimony (Masemola, Kgomotso, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.A89 M36 2017

B Frost Library; PN56.B74 B57 2017

Sharing common ground : a space for ethics (Harvey, Robert, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.C618 H37 2017

Gender and criminality in Bangla crime narratives : late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (Roy, Shampa, author.) Frost Library; PN56.C7 R66 2017

Decadence : a literary anthology (Crabb, Jon, compiler.) Frost Library; PN56.D45 D43 2017

The new woman : literary modernism, queer theory, and the trans feminine allegory (Heaney, Emma, author.) Frost Library; PN56.G45 H43 2017

Memoirs of well-being : rewriting discourses of illness and disability (Reiffenrath, Tanja, author.) Frost Library; PN56.H369 R45 2016

The broken voice : reading post-Holocaust literature (Eaglestone, Robert, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.H55 E24 2017

Postcolonial nations, islands, and tourism : reading real and imagined spaces (Kapstein, Helen, author.) Frost Library; PN56.I7 K37 2017

The Cambridge history of modernism Frost Library; PN56.M54 C36 2016

Poets of protest (Drescher, Michael Rodegang, author.) Frost Library; PN56.M95 D74 2017

Multicultural and marginalized voices of postcolonial literature Frost Library; PN56.P555 M85 2017

Postcolonial Europe? : essays on post-communist literatures and cultures Frost Library; PN56.P555 P66 2015

On trauma and traumatic memory Frost Library; PN56.P914 O5 2017

Literatur als Wagnis = Literature as risk : DFG-Symposion 2011 (Germanistisches Symposion (2011 : Loveno, Italy)) Frost Library; PN56.R54 G47 2011

Geocritical explorations : space, place, and mapping in literary and cultural studies Frost Library; PN56.S667 G46 2014

Word toys : poetry and technics (Stefans, Brian Kim, author.) Frost Library; PN56.T37 S74 2017

Friendly fire in the literature of war (Anderson, Earl R., 1943-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.W3 A53 2017

Conceptualizing the enemy in early Northwest Europe (Olsen, K. E. (Karin E.) author.) Frost Library; PN56.W3 O474 2016

Best food writing 2016 Frost Library; PN6071.F6 B47 2016

Between history and philosophy : anecdotes in early China Frost Library; PN6267.C5 B48 2017

Water in medieval literature : an ecocritical reading (Classen, Albrecht, author.) Frost Library; PN671 .C53 2018

La novela gráfica (García, Santiago, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; PN6710 .G37 2014

Graphic novels for children and young adults : a collection of critical essays Frost Library; PN6710 .G736 2017

Holy anime! : Japan's view of Christianity (Drazen, Patrick, author.) Frost Library; PN6712 .D73 2017

Titans : how superheros can help us make sense of a polarized world (Boudreaux, Armond, author.) Frost Library; PN6714 .B68 2017