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 Series (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 Series (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.

An American selection of lessons in reading and speaking calculated to improve the minds and refine (Webster, Noah, 1758-1843.) Archives and Special Collections; PE1120 .W39 1805

One day in the life of the English language : a microcosmic usage handbook (Cioffi, Frank L., 1951-) Frost Library; PE1460 .C47 2015

The Edinburgh companion to nineteenth-century American letters and letter-writing Frost Library; PE1481 .E45 2016

Die fünfte Dimension (Draesner, Ulrike, 1962-, author.) Frost Library; PN1136 .D73 2015

Everything to nothing : the poetry of the Great War, revolution and the transformation of Europe (Buelens, Geert, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; PN1270.5 .B83 2015

Queer dramaturgies : international perspectives on where performance leads queer Frost Library; PN1590.G39 Q43 2016

Theatre & social media (Lonergan, Patrick, author.) Frost Library; PN1590.S65 L66 2016

Upstairs at the Strand : writers in conversation at the legendary bookstore Frost Library; PN165 .U67 2016

The Cambridge introduction to theatre and literature of the absurd (Bennett, Michael Y., 1980-, author.) Frost Library; PN1861 .B43 2015

The new humor in the Progressive Era : Americanization and the vaudeville comedian (DesRochers, Rick, author.) Frost Library; PN1968.U5 D38 2014

Amy Schumer : mostly sex stuff Frost Library; PN1969.C65 S38

Women who kill [videorecording]. Frost Library; PN1969.C65 W66

Art and conscientization : forum theatre in Uganda, Rwanda, DR Congo, and South Sudan (Schrowange, Claus, author.) Frost Library; PN2051 .S37 2015

Impro : improvisation and the theatre (Johnstone, Keith.) Frost Library; PN2071.I5 J63 1981

Great monologues for young actors Archives and Special Collections; PN2080 .G7 1992

Rooms in dramatic realism (Robinson, Fred Miller, 1942-, author.) Frost Library; PN2091.S8 R53 2016

Devising performance : a critical history (Heddon, Deirdre, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; PN2193.E86 H43 2016

Local glories : opera houses on Main Street, where art and community meet (Satterthwaite, Ann, 1931-, author.) Frost Library; PN2226 .S28 2016

Stages of engagement : U.S. theatre and performance from 1898-1949 (Polster, Joshua E., author.) Frost Library; PN2266.3 .P75 2015

Memories of the revolution : the first ten years of the WOW Cafe Theatre Frost Library; PN2270.L47 M46 2015

Kitchen sink realisms : domestic labor, dining, and drama in American theatre (Chansky, Dorothy.) Frost Library; PN2277.N5 C46 2015

Woody (Evanier, David, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.A53 E93 2015

Master of ceremonies : a memoir (Grey, Joel, 1932-, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.G6873 A3 2016

The lives of Robert Ryan (Jones, J. R., 1963-) Frost Library; PN2287.R88 J66 2015

A girl's got to breathe : the life of Teresa Wright (Spoto, Donald, 1941-) Frost Library; PN2287.W75 S55 2016

Translation's forgotten history (Cho, Heekyoung, author.) Frost Library; PN241.5.E18 C47 2016

Travelling to work : diaries 1988-1998 (Palin, Michael, author.) Frost Library; PN2598.P27 A3 2014

Historical dictionary of Russian theatre (Senelick, Laurence, author.) Frost Library; PN2721 .S46 2015

Anatoliĭ Ėfros : "Mesi͡at͡s v derevne" Frost Library; PN2728.E34 A63 2014

Meyerhold on theatre (Meĭerkholʹd, V. Ė. (Vsevolod Ėmilʹevich), 1874-1940, author.) Frost Library; PN2728.M4 A25 2016

Shōwa butai haiyū shi : Matsui Sumako kara Bandō Tamasaburō made Frost Library; PN2924 .S57 1978

Tsukiji Shōgekijō to sono jidai Frost Library; PN2924 .T78 1999

Onnagata : a labyrinth of gendering in kabuki theater (Isaka, Maki, author.) Frost Library; PN2924.5.K3 I77 2016

Literary journalism and the aesthetics of experience (Hartsock, John C., 1951-, author.) Frost Library; PN3377.5.R45 H38 2016

Afrofuturism : the world of black sci-fi and fantasy culture (Womack, Ytasha.) Frost Library; PN3433.5 .W66 2013

Ten billion tomorrows : how science fiction technology became reality and shapes the future (Clegg, Brian, author.) Frost Library; PN3433.6 .C536 2015

Discognition (Shaviro, Steven, author.) Frost Library; PN3433.6 .S529 2016

Detective Frost Library; PN3448.D4 D429 2016

The late medieval origins of the modern novel (Kent, Rachel A., 1983-, author.) Frost Library; PN3491 .K46 2015

The gift of the gab : how eloquence works (Crystal, David, 1941-, author.) Frost Library; PN4051.2 .C79 2016

El género epistolar : un homenaje a manera de carta abierta (Monsiváis, Carlos, 1938-2010, author.) Frost Library; PN4400 .M66 2014

A manner of being : writers on their mentors Frost Library; PN466 .M365 2015

Women in magazines : research, representation, production and consumption Frost Library; PN4835.5 .W66 2016

Greatly exaggerated : the myth of the death of newspapers (Edge, Marc, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; PN4867.2 .E34 2014

How I became an American socialist (Leech, Garry M., author.) Frost Library; PN4874.L3647 A3 2016

Shrill : notes from a loud woman (West, Lindy, author.) Frost Library; PN4874.W425 A3 2016

Take a stand : lessons from rebels (Ramos, Jorge, 1958-) Frost Library; PN4973.R36 A3 2016

A history of the Norwegian press, 1660-2015 (Dahl, Hans Fredrik, author.) Frost Library; PN5292 .D34 2016

Barbarism revisited : new perspectives on an old concept (Barbarism revisited (2012 : Leiden, The Netherlands)) Frost Library; PN56.5.O95 B37 2012

The Bible and literature : the basics (Jones, Norman W., author.) Frost Library; PN56.B5 J66 2016

Crossings in text and textile Frost Library; PN56.C684 C76 2015

Catastrophe and catharsis : perspectives on disaster and redemption in German culture and beyond Frost Library; PN56.D555 C38 2015

Illness as many narratives : arts, medicine and culture (Bolaki, Stella, author.) Frost Library; PN56.D56 B653 2016

Technical ekphrasis in Greek and Roman science and literature (Roby, Courtney, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.E45 R639 2016

The woman question in nineteenth-century English, German and Russian literature (Ambrose, Kathryn, author.) Frost Library; PN56.F46 A63 2016

Reconsidering the emergence of the gay novel in English and German (Wilper, James Patrick, 1981-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.H57 W55 2016

The last of the light : about twilight (Davidson, Peter, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.L53 D38 2015

Modernism and the reinvention of decadence (Sherry, Vincent B., author.) Frost Library; PN56.M54 S57 2015

Anti-portraits : poetics of the face in modern English, Polish and Russian literature (1835-1965) (Pawlikowska, Kamila, author.) Frost Library; PN56.P48 P39 2015

Stealing Helen : the myth of the abducted wife in comparative perspective (Edmunds, Lowell, author.) Frost Library; PN57.H4 E36 2016

The Oxford handbook of European Romanticism Frost Library; PN603 .O94 2016

Gedächtnis und Geschlecht (Bitter, Mirjam.) Frost Library; PN6067 .B57 2016

Octavia's brood : science fiction stories from social justice movements Frost Library; PN6120.95.S33 O37 2015

God mocks : a history of religious satire from the Hebrew Prophets to Stephen Colbert (Lindvall, Terry, author.) Frost Library; PN6149.S2 L54 2015

A commonplace book (Guinness, Alec, 1914-2000.) Frost Library; PN6245 .G85 2001

Europe : a literary history, 1348-1418 Frost Library; PN671 .E478 2016

Medieval romance and material culture Frost Library; PN671 .M3775 2015

The politics of ecology : land, life, and law in medieval Britain Frost Library; PN671 .P65 2016

Disaster drawn : visual witness, comics, and documentary form (Chute, Hillary L., author.) Frost Library; PN6714 .C487 2016

Graphic justice : intersections of comics and law Frost Library; PN6714 .G739 2015

Documentary comics : graphic truth-telling in a skeptical age (Mickwitz, Nina.) Frost Library; PN6714 .M49 2016

Civil war. Captain America (Brubaker, Ed.) Frost Library; PN6727.B77 C58 2007

Will Eisner : champion of the graphic novel (Levitz, Paul, author.) Frost Library; PN6727.E4 Z69 2015 xx

Preacher, book one (Ennis, Garth.) Frost Library; PN6727.E56 P73 2009

Preacher, book two (Ennis, Garth.) Frost Library; PN6727.E56 P733 2010

Preacher. Book three (Ennis, Garth, author.) Frost Library; PN6727.E56 P7333 2014

Rosalie Lightning (Hart, Tom, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; PN6727.H3775 Z46 2016

Black Panther. Civil war (Hudlin, Reginald.) Frost Library; PN6727.H82 C58 2007

Nimona (Stevenson, Noelle, author, artist.) Frost Library; PN6727.S75 N56 2015

Civil war - Fantastic Four (Straczynski, J. Michael, 1954-) Frost Library; PN6727.S773 C58 2007

Saga (Vaughan, Brian K., author.) Frost Library; PN6727.V387 S24 2012

Batman : the killing joke : the deluxe edition (Moore, Alan, 1953-) Frost Library; PN6728.B36 M663 2008

Captain America : Winter Soldier (Brubaker, Ed, author.) Frost Library; PN6728.C35 B78 2014

The ages of The Incredible Hulk : essays on the Green Goliath in changing times Frost Library; PN6728.H8 A37 2016

New Suicide Squad. Volume 1, Pure insanity (Ryan, Sean, 1982- author.) Frost Library; PN6728.S825 R93 2015

Supreme : the story of the year (Moore, Alan, 1953-) Frost Library; PN6728.S92 M66 2002

Supreme : the return (Moore, Alan, 1953-) Frost Library; PN6728.S92 M667 2003

Civil war : Wolverine (Guggenheim, Marc.) Frost Library; PN6728.W5984 G84 2007

X-Men : Civil war (Hine, David.) Frost Library; PN6728.X2 H55 2007

X-Men : the age of apocalypse Frost Library; PN6728.X2 X249 2016

Tom Strong (Moore, Alan, 1953-) Frost Library; PN6737.M66 T66 2009

Carnets de thèse (Rivière, Tiphaine, author.) Frost Library; PN6747.R5858 C37 2015

Graphic borders : Latino comic books past, present, and future Frost Library; PN6790.L29 G73 2016

Poems from BL MS Harley 913, 'the Kildare manuscript' Frost Library; PR1119 .A2 no.345

Gems from the English poets Archives and Special Collections; PR1175 .G4 1880

The Tatler Archives and Special Collections; PR1365 .T2 1772

Indecent exposure : gender, politics, and obscene comedy in Middle English literature (Sidhu, Nicole Nolan, author.) Frost Library; PR149.S5 S53 2016

The politics of Jewishness in contemporary world literature (Hesse, Isabelle, author.) Frost Library; PR151.J5 H47 2016

Beyond reformation? (Aers, David, author.) Frost Library; PR2015 .A38 2015

John Donne (Donne, John, 1572-1631, author.) Frost Library; PR2246 .M84 2015