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

Ellipsis in English literature : signs of omission (Toner, Anne, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; PE1369 .T66 2015

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

Documenting performance : the context and processes of digital curation and archiving Frost Library; PN1575.5 .D63 2017

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

Women in Asian performance : aesthetics and politics Frost Library; PN1590.W64 W596 2017

Performing antagonism : theatre, performance & radical democracy Frost Library; PN1643 .P47 2016

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

Winnie Lightner : tomboy of the talkies (Lightner, David L., 1942-, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.L448 L55 2017

Chloë Sevigny Frost Library; PN2287.S358 C45 2015

Literary retranslation in context Frost Library; PN241 .L564 2016

Early modern actors and Shakespeare's theatre : thinking with the body (Tribble, Evelyn B., author.) Frost Library; PN2589 .T76 2017

Social and political theatre in 21st century Britain : staging crisis (Angelaki, Vicky, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; PN2595.132 .A54 2017

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

The theatre of Romeo Castellucci and Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio (Semenowicz, Dorota, author.) Frost Library; PN2688.C374913 A6 2016

Paradoxical Japaneseness : cultural representation in 21st century Japanese cinema (Dorman, Andrew, author.) Frost Library; PN2924.2.D676 P37 2016

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

Creative collaborations through inclusive theatre and community based learning (Kramer, Lisa A., author.) Frost Library; PN3171 .K73 2017

Drama and curriculum : a giant at the door (O'Toole, John, 1941-) Frost Library; PN3171 .O866 2009

Fanfiction and the author : how fanfic changes popular cultural texts (Fathallah, Judith, author.) Frost Library; PN3377.5.F33 F38 2017

Witnessing the sixties : a decade of change in journalism and literature Frost Library; PN3377.5.R45 W575 2016

Biopunk dystopias : genetic engineering, society, and science fiction (Schmeink, Lars, author.) Frost Library; PN3433.6 .S36 2016

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

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

The fire and the tale (Agamben, Giorgio, 1942-, author.) Frost Library; PN45 .A25813 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

The Newsstand Frost Library; PN4836 .N49 2016

Future-proofing the news : preserving the first draft of history (Hansen, Kathleen A., author.) Frost Library; PN4855 .H26 2017

Journalism's lost generation : the un-doing of U.S. newspaper newsrooms (Reinardy, Scott, author.) Frost Library; PN4867.2 .R45 2017

Henry Alsberg : the driving force of the New Deal Federal Writers' Project (DeMasi, Susan Rubenstein, 1958- author.) Frost Library; PN4874.A425 D46 2016

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

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

Art periodical culture in late imperial Russia (1898-1917) : print modernism in transition (Chuchvaha, Hanna, author.) Frost Library; PN5277.A75 C48 2016

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

The Palgrave handbook of early modern literature and science Frost Library; PN55 .P35 2017

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

Avant-garde orientalism : the eastern 'other' in Twentieth-century travel narrative and poetry (Sweet, David LeHardy, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.3.O74 S94 2017

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

Plotting motherhood in medieval, early modern, and modern literature (Rose, Mary Beth, author.) Frost Library; PN56.5.M67 R67 2017

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

Text and image in the city : manuscript, print and visual culture in urban space Frost Library; PN56.C55 T49 2017

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

Modernism : the basics (Winkiel, Laura A., author.) Frost Library; PN56.M54 W56 2017

Late Cold War literature and culture : the nuclear 1980s (Cordle, Daniel, author.) Frost Library; PN56.N83 C67 2017

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

Traversals : the use of preservation for early electronic writing (Moulthrop, Stuart, author.) Frost Library; PN56.T37 M68 2017

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

Women wanderers and the writing of mobility, 1784 -1814 (Horrocks, Ingrid, author.) Frost Library; PN56.T7 H67 2017

The postmillennial vampire (Chaplin, Susan, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.V3 C43 2017

Archaeologies of visual culture (Cammarata, Valeria, author.) Frost Library; PN56.V543 C36 2016

The Narcissus theme from fin de siècle to psychoanalysis : crisis of the modern self (Johansson, Niclas, author.) Frost Library; PN57.N33 J64 2017

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

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

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

My favorite thing is monsters. Book one (Ferris, Emil, author, illustrator.) Frost Library; PN6727.F4646 M95 2016

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

Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" : the authorized graphic adaptation (Hyman, Miles, author, artist.) Frost Library; PN6727.H96 S55 2016

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

The ages of the Justice League : essays on America's greatest superheroes in changing times Frost Library; PN6728.J87 A37 2017

Powers. Volume one : the definitive hardcover collection (Bendis, Brian Michael.) Frost Library; PN6728.P59 B46 2005 v.1

Powers. Volume two : the definitive hardcover collection (Bendis, Brian Michael.) Frost Library; PN6728.P59 B46 2005 v.2

Powers. Volume three : the definitive hardcover collection (Bendis, Brian Michael.) Frost Library; PN6728.P59 B46 2005 v.3

Powers. Volume four : the definitive hardcover collection (Bendis, Brian Michael.) Frost Library; PN6728.P59 B46 2005 v.4

Powers. Volume 5 : the definitive hardcover collection (Bendis, Brian Michael.) Frost Library; PN6728.P59 B46 2005 v.5

Powers. Volume six : the definitive hardcover collection (Bendis, Brian Michael, author.) Frost Library; PN6728.P59 B46 2005 v.6

Big kids (DeForge, Michael, 1987- author, illustrator.) Frost Library; PN6733.D43 B54 2016

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

Zaï zaï zaï zaï (Fabcaro, 1973- author, illustrator.) Frost Library; PN6747.F33 Z35 2015

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

Nigeru wa haji daga yaku ni tatsu = Szégyen a futás, de hasznos (Umino, Tsunami. 海野つなみ.) Frost Library; PN6790.J34 N437

Fathers (Miller, Sam, 1962-, author.) Frost Library; PR105 .M55 2017

Transgression, translation and transformation : female Arab writers' engagement with the West (Alghamdi, Alaa.) Frost Library; PR1110.W6 A44 2017

Displacement, memory, and travel in contemporary migrant writing (Nyman, Jopi, 1966-, author.) Frost Library; PR120.N96 D57 2017

Desi girls : stories by Indian women writers abroad Frost Library; PR1286.W6 D47 2015

Bodies in the bookshop Frost Library; PR1309.D4 B645 2014

The Psalms and medieval English literature : from the conversion to the Reformation Frost Library; PR176 .P73 2017

The critics and the prioress : antisemitism, criticism, and Chaucer's Prioress's tale (Blurton, Heather, author.) Frost Library; PR1868.P73 B87 2017

Chaucer's House of fame and its Boccaccian intertexts : image, vision, and the vernacular (McKinley, Kathryn L., author.) Frost Library; PR1878 .M35 2016

The manuscript and meaning of Malory's 'Morte Darthur' (Whetter, K. S. (Kevin Sean), 1969-, author.) Frost Library; PR2045 .W44 2017

Prophecy, politics and place in medieval England (Flood, Victoria, author.) Frost Library; PR275.P63 F56 2016

The new Oxford Shakespeare : the complete works (Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, author.) Frost Library; PR2755 .T29 2016

Cymbeline (Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, author.) Frost Library; PR2806.A2 W39 2017

The one King Lear (Vickers, Brian, author.) Frost Library; PR2819 .V53 2016