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 Routledge Handbook of the English writing system Frost Library; PE1074.7 .R68 2016

Old English philology : studies in honour of R.D. Fulk Frost Library; PE108.F85 O43 2016

Point, dot, period... the dynamics of punctuation in text and image Frost Library; PE1450 .P65 2016

Languages and the First World War : communicating in a transnational war Frost Library; PE3727.S7 L36 2016

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

Visible voices : translating verse into script & print, 300 B.C.-A.D. 2000 (Barker, Nicolas, author.) Frost Library; PN1126 .B37 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

Beyond immersive theatre : aesthetics, politics and productive participation (Alston, Adam, author.) Frost Library; PN1590.A9 A47 2016

Automata and mimesis on the stage of theatre history (Reilly, Kara.) Frost Library; PN1650.R63 R36 2011

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

La pelota de letras. Frost Library; PN1969.C65 L65

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

Critical perspectives on applied theatre Frost Library; PN2049 .C75 2016

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

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

Focus on playwrights : portraits and interviews (Johann, Susan, interviewer, photographer.) Frost Library; PN2205 .J64 2016 x

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

I can barely take care of myself : tales from a happy life without kids (Kirkman, Jen, 1974-) Frost Library; PN2287.K672 A3 2013

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

The girl with the lower back tattoo (Schumer, Amy, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.S3365 A3 2016

I loved her in the movies : memories of Hollywood's legendary actresses (Wagner, Robert, 1930-, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.W235 A3 2016

Robert Lepage on the Toronto stage : language, identity, nation (Koustas, Jane, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; PN2308.L46 K69 2016

The Writer's notebook Archives and Special Collections; PN245 .W75 1995

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

Klaus Kinski, beast of cinema : critical essays and fellow filmmaker interviews Frost Library; PN2658.K52 K53 2016

The theatre of Thomas Ostermeier (Ostermeier, Thomas, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; PN2658.O77 O77 2016

Les spectacles francophones à la cour de Russie (1743-1796) : l'invention d'une société (Evstratov, Alexei, author.) Frost Library; PN2722 .E97 2016

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

Ingrid Bergman : in her own words = Jag är Ingrid Frost Library; PN2778.B4 I54

China reinterpreted : staging the Other in Muromachi noh theater (Yip, Leo Shingchi, author.) Frost Library; PN2924.5.N6 Y53 2016

Magnet theatre : three decades of making space Frost Library; PN2986.C32 M34 2016

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

The art of history : unlocking the past in fiction and nonfiction (Bram, Christopher, author.) Frost Library; PN3383.N35 B73 2016

The art of perspective : who tells the story (Castellani, Christopher, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; PN3383.P64 C37 2016

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

Medieval science fiction Frost Library; PN3433.8 .M43 2016

Micromonólogos Frost Library; PN4305.M6 M53 2015

Kisha handobukku : shinbun yōji yōgoshū Frost Library; PN4728 .K57 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

Indians illustrated : the image of Native Americans in the pictorial press (Coward, John M.) Frost Library; PN4888.I52 C67 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 life of kings : the Baltimore Sun and the golden age of the American newspaper Frost Library; PN4899.B3 S765 2016

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

News networks in early modern Europe Frost Library; PN5110 .N39 2016

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

Press gang : tales from the glory days of Irish newspapers Frost Library; PN5149.D833 I746 2015

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

Women in exile and alienation : the fiction of Margaret Laurence and Anita Desai (Singh, Kaptan, author.) Frost Library; PN56.5.W64 S57 2016

Literature and animal studies (Ortiz-Robles, Mario, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.A64 O78 2016

Drivetime : literary excursions in automotive consciousness (Pearce, Lynne, author.) Frost Library; PN56.A94 P43 2016

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

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

Körper, Uniformen und Offiziere (Voss, Torsten.) Frost Library; PN56.M316 V67 2016

Modernism and the materiality of texts (Amiran, Eyal, author.) Frost Library; PN56.M54 A45 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

Time, literature, and cartography after the spatial turn : the chronometric imaginary (Barrows, Adam, author.) Frost Library; PN56.T5 B37 2016

Gestures of testimony : torture, trauma, and affect in literature (Richardson, Michael, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.T62 R53 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

Faith : stories Frost Library; PN6071.R4 F35 2003

The Shambhala anthology of women's spiritual poetry Frost Library; PN6109.9 .V65 2002

Wild flowers drawn and colored from nature (Badger, C. M., Mrs.) Archives and Special Collections; PN6110.F6 B2 1859 x

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

The African svelte : ingenious misspellings that make surprising sense (Menaker, Daniel, author.) Frost Library; PN6231.W64 M46 2016

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

From Daniel Boone to Captain America : playing Indian in American popular culture (Barbour, Chad A., author.) Frost Library; PN6725 .B33 2016

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

Hyperbole and a half (Brosh, Allie, author.) Frost Library; PN6727.B7568 H96 2013

Frank Miller's Daredevil and the ends of heroism (Young, Paul, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; PN6727.M55 Z96 2016

Avatar, the last airbender. The promise (Yang, Gene Luen.) Frost Library; PN6727.Y36 A941 2013 x

Avatar, the last airbender. The Search (Yang, Gene Luen.) Frost Library; PN6727.Y36 A942 2014 x

Avatar, the last airbender. The rift (Yang, Gene Luen, author.) Frost Library; PN6727.Y36 A943 2015 x

Black Panther. A nation under our feet. Book 1 (Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author.) Frost Library; PN6728.B56 C63 2016

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

Mooncop (Gauld, Tom, author, artist.) Frost Library; PN6737.G38 M66 2016

Novel perspectives on German-language comics studies : history, pedagogy, theory Frost Library; PN6755 .N68 2016

Manga vision : cultural and communicative perspectives Frost Library; PN6790.J3 M367 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

Editing early modern women Frost Library; PR113 .E35 2016

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