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.

The Hippocrates code : unraveling the ancient mysteries of modern medical terminology (McKeown, J. C., author.) Frost Library; PE1127.M4 M35 2016

H. M. Chadwick and the study of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic in Cambridge Frost Library; PE121.C35 H22 2015

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

Teaching queer : radical possibilities for writing and knowing (Waite, Stacey, author.) Frost Library; PE1404 .W358 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

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

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

What a body can do : technique as knowledge, practice as research (Spatz, Ben, author.) Frost Library; PN1590.T43 S63 2015

The League of Exotic Dancers : legends from American burlesque (Regehr, Kaitlyn, author.) Frost Library; PN1949.S7 R44 2017

Reframing immersive theatre : the politics and pragmatics of participatory performance Frost Library; PN2049 .R44 2016

Stanislavsky in the world : the system and its transformations across continents Frost Library; PN2062 .S64 2017

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

The art of rehearsal : conversations with contemporary theatre makers Frost Library; PN2071.R45 A88 2017

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

Setting the stage : what we do, how we do it, and why (Hays, David, 1930-, author.) Frost Library; PN2091.S8 H288 2017

The sixties, center stage : mainstream and popular performances in a turbulent decade Frost Library; PN2189 .S59 2017

Imagined theatres : writing for a theoretical stage Frost Library; PN2193.E86 I43 2017

Writing and the modern stage : theater beyond drama (Jarcho, Julia, author.) Frost Library; PN2193.E86 J38 2017

Traveler, there is no road (Jackson-Schebetta, Lisa, 1976- author.) Frost Library; PN2266.3 .J33 2017

Black movements : performance and cultural politics (Colbert, Soyica Diggs, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; PN2270.A35 C65 2017

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

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

He's got rhythm : the life and career of Gene Kelly (Brideson, Cynthia author.) Frost Library; PN2287.K64 B74 2017

Chloë Sevigny Frost Library; PN2287.S358 C45 2015

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

Believe me : a memoir of love, death, and jazz chickens (Izzard, Eddie, author.) Frost Library; PN2598.I99 A3 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

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

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

Media of serial narrative Frost Library; PN3448.S48 M43 2017

The fire and the tale (Agamben, Giorgio, 1942-, author.) Frost Library; PN45 .A25813 2017

Theory of literature as a theory of the arts and the humanities Frost Library; PN45 .T476 2017

Literary awakenings : personal essays from the Hudson review Frost Library; PN452 .L55 2017

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

After the war : the press in a changing America, 1865-1900 Frost Library; PN4864 .A38 2017

Ruby A. Black : Eleanor Roosevelt, Puerto Rico, and political journalism in Washington (Beasley, Maurine Hoffman, author.) Frost Library; PN4874.B53 A3 2017

A man and his presidents : the political odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr. (Felzenberg, Alvin S., author.) Frost Library; PN4874.B796 F459 2017

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

Reporting at the southern borders Frost Library; PN4888.I518 R46 2014

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

Gaslight : lantern slides from the nineteenth century (Kalka, Joachim, author.) Frost Library; PN51 .K337 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

War on the human : new responses to an ever-present debate Frost Library; PN56.H75 W37 2017

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

The "Other" in 9 (Bell, Lenore, author.) Frost Library; PN56.O69 B45 2017

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

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

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

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

Zungenbrecher (Henschel, Gerhard, 1962-, author.) Frost Library; PN6367 .H46 2017

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

The secret origins of comics studies Frost Library; PN6710 .S44 2017

Comics, trauma, and the new art of war (Earle, Harriet, author.) Frost Library; PN6714 .E36 2017

Superheroines and the epic journey : mythic themes in comics, film and television (Frankel, Valerie Estelle, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; PN6725 .F67 2017

A game of thrones : the graphic novel, volume 1 (Abraham, Daniel.) Frost Library; PN6727.A259 G36 2012

A game of thrones : the graphic novel, volume 2 (Abraham, Daniel.) Frost Library; PN6727.A259 G37 2013

A game of thrones : the graphic novel, volume 3 (Abraham, Daniel.) Frost Library; PN6727.A259 G38 2014

Fatale : the deluxe edition. Volume one (Brubaker, Ed, author.) Frost Library; PN6727.B77 F45 2014

Fatale, the deluxe edition. Volume two (Brubaker, Ed, author.) Frost Library; PN6727.B77 F45 2015

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

Ms. Marvel (Reed, Brian, 1973- author.) Frost Library; PN6727.R382 M7 2015

The white donkey : terminal lance (Uriarte, Maximilian, author, illustrator.) Frost Library; PN6727.U75 W55 2016

Civil war : New Avengers, a Marvel Comics presentation (Bendis, Brian Michael, author.) Frost Library; PN6728.A9 B46 2016

Marvel's Black Widow from spy to superhero : essays on an Avenger with a very specific skill set Frost Library; PN6728.B5194 M37 2017

Civil War : front line : a Marvel Comics presentation (Jenkins, Paul, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; PN6728.C585 J45 2016

The Doom Patrol Omnibus (Morrison, Grant.) Frost Library; PN6728.D64 M74 2014

John Constantine, Hellblazer. Volume 6, Bloodlines (Ennis, Garth.) Frost Library; PN6728.H383 E45 2013

John Constantine, Hellblazer. Volume 7, Tainted love (Ennis, Garth, author.) Frost Library; PN6728.H383 E46 2014

Critical Mass (Jenkins, Paul, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; PN6728.H383 J46 2014

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

Powers. Volume seven, The Bureau saga : the definitive hardcover collection (Bendis, Brian Michael, author.) Frost Library; PN6728.P59 B46 2005 v.7

All-new Wolverine. Vol. 2, Civil War II (Taylor, Tom, 1978- author.) Frost Library; PN6728.W5984 T36 2016

Wonder Woman. Vol. 1, The lies (Rucka, Greg, author.) Frost Library; PN6728.W6 R75 2017

Wonder Woman and philosophy : the Amazonian mystique Frost Library; PN6728.W663 W66 2017

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

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

Adrian and the tree of secrets (Hubert, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; PN6747.H83 L5413 2014

100 manga artists (Amano, Masanao, author.) Frost Library; PN6790.J3 A53 2017

Precarious passages : the diasporic imagination in contemporary Black Anglophone fiction (Valkeakari, Tuire, author.) Frost Library; PR120.B55 V35 2017

The things I would tell you : British Muslim women write Frost Library; PR120.M87 T45 2017

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