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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.

It's been said before : a guide to the use and abuse of cliches (Hargraves, Orin, author.) Frost Library; PE1442 .H37 2014

Advanced English-Arabic translation : a practical guide (Lahlali, El Mustapha, author.) Frost Library; PE1498.2.A73 L34 2014

Sociocultural and historical contexts of African American English Frost Library; PE3102.N44 S63 2001

Where have you been? : selected essays (Hofmann, Michael, 1957 August 25-) Frost Library; PN1136 .H64 2014

Poetry notebook : reflections on the intensity of language (James, Clive, 1939-) Frost Library; PN1136 .J37 2015

Performed imaginaries (Schechner, Richard, 1934-) Frost Library; PN1584 .S33 2015

Manufacturing a past for the present Frost Library; PN171.F6 M36 2015

The Upright Citizens Brigade comedy improvisation manual (Besser, Matt, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; PN1922 .B474 2013

The puppet and the modern (Jirásková, Marie.) Frost Library; PN1978.C94 J5713 2014 x

Bunraku seisuiki, Utsumi Shigetarō cho. (Utsumi, Shigetarō, 1896- 內海繁太郎, 1896-) Frost Library; PN1978.J3 U8 1964

The golden age of pantomime : slapstick, spectacle and subversion in Victorian England (Richards, Jeffrey, author.) Frost Library; PN1987.G7 R53 2015

Truth in comedy : the manual of improvisation (Halpern, Charna, 1952-) Frost Library; PN2071.I5 H26 1994

Ming Cho Lee : a life in design (Aronson, Arnold, author.) Frost Library; PN2096.L44 A86 2014

Theatre's heterotopias : performance and the cultural politics of space (Tompkins, Joanne, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; PN2219.O8 T77 2014

A comedian sees the world (Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.C5 A3 2014

Watch me : a memoir (Huston, Anjelica.) Frost Library; PN2287.H87 A3 2014b

Environmental theater : an expanded new edition including 'Six axioms for environmental theater' (Schechner, Richard, 1934-) Frost Library; PN2297.P4 S3 1994

The visual laboratory of Robert Lepage (Fouquet, Ludovic, 1973-) Frost Library; PN2308.L46 F6813 2014

Stage mothers : women, work, and the theater, 1660-1830 Frost Library; PN2582.W65 S73 2014

The London stage 1890-1959 : accumulated indexes (Wearing, J. P., author.) Frost Library; PN2596.L6 W38475 2014

Theater in Deutschland, 1945-1966 : seine Ereignisse, seine Menschen (Rühle, Günther, 1924-, author.) Frost Library; PN2654 .R82 2014

Nauchno-issledovatelʹskiĭ proekt po tvorcheskomu nasledii͡u V. Ė. Meĭerkholʹda "Li͡ubovʹ k t Frost Library; PN2728.M4 N27 2014

Penélope Cruz (Davies, Ann, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; PN2788.C78 D38 2014

Gender, culture and performance : Marathi theatre and cinema before independence (Kosambi, Meera, author.) Frost Library; PN2885.M3 K67 2015

Nihon engeki zuroku (Kawatake, Shigetoshi, 1889-1967. 河竹繁俊, 1889-1967.) Frost Library; PN2921 .K329 1956

Jidai ni sakigakeru kabuki Frost Library; PN2924.5.K3 J43 2002

Kabuki haiyū meikan Frost Library; PN2924.5.K3 K22 1989

Kabuki haiyū meikan. Frost Library; PN2924.5.K3 K22 1993

Kabuki haiyū meikan 1996, 97. Frost Library; PN2924.5.K3 K22 1995

Saishin kabuki haiyū meikan. Frost Library; PN2924.5.K3 K22 1998

Shin kabuki haiyū meikan. Frost Library; PN2924.5.K3 K22 2001

Kabuki jiten Frost Library; PN2924.5.K3 K2318 1983

Kabuki zukan Frost Library; PN2924.5.K3 K2329 1991

Kabuki ishō = Kabuki costumes (Kirihata, Ken, 1936- 切畑健, 1936-) Frost Library; PN2924.5.K3 K57 1994

Kyōgen no shōzoku = Kyōgen costumes (Kirihata, Ken, 1936- 切畑健, 1936-) Frost Library; PN2924.5.K9 K57 1993

Nōmen (Kanze, Hisao. 観世寿夫.) Frost Library; PN2924.5.N6 K46 1974 x

Nōshōzoku = Noh costumes (Kirihata, Ken, 1936- Kirihata, Ken, 1936-) Frost Library; PN2924.5.N6 K57 1993

Nō hyakuban (Masuda, Shōzō, 1930- 増田正造, 1930-) Frost Library; PN2924.5.N6 M35

Butai haiyū meikan. Frost Library; PN2927 .B87 1957

Bandō Tamasaburō no uchū. Frost Library; PN2928.B33 B36 1995 x

Tamasaburō : bessatsu Fujin gahō Frost Library; PN2928.B33 T36 1977 x

An ecology of world literature : from antiquity to the present day (Beecroft, Alexander, 1973-, author.) Frost Library; PN45 .E34 2015

Forty-one false starts : essays on artists and writers (Malcolm, Janet.) Frost Library; PN453 .M35 2013

Deciding what's news : a study of CBS evening news, NBC nightly news, Newsweek, and Time (Gans, Herbert J.) Frost Library; PN4867 .G3 1980

The news sorority (Weller, Sheila.) Frost Library; PN4872 .W42 2014

XX : Lichtenberg-Poetikvorlesungen (Beyer, Marcel, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; PN49 .B489 2015

Exile and the narrative Frost Library; PN495 .E95 2010

The consolations of writing : literary strategies of resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi (Zim, Rivkah, author.) Frost Library; PN51 .Z485 2014

Cuba, the media, and the challenge of impartiality (Lamrani, Salim, author.) Frost Library; PN5319.M33 P355 2015

Neoliberalism, media and the political (Phelan, Sean, 1972- author.) Frost Library; PN5597.P6 P47 2014

Representations of the Gypsy in the Romantic period (Houghton-Walker, Sarah, author.) Frost Library; PN56.3.R58 H68 2014

Literary crossroads : an international exploration of women, gender, and otherhood Frost Library; PN56.5.W64 L58 2015

Decadence, degeneration, and the end : studies in the European fin de siècle Frost Library; PN56.D45 D426 2014

The Cambridge history of gay and lesbian literature Frost Library; PN56.H57 C365 2014

Sublime noise : musical culture and the modernist writer (Epstein, Josh, 1981-, author.) Frost Library; PN56.M54 E67 2014

The Oxford handbook of cognitive literary studies Frost Library; PN56.P93 O93 2015

Shtetl : a vernacular intellectual history (Shandler, Jeffrey, author.) Frost Library; PN56.S545 S53 2014

Critical terms for media studies Frost Library; PN56.T37 C75 2010

In the mind's eye : the visual impulse in Diderot, Baudelaire and Ruskin (Wettlaufer, Alexandra.) Frost Library; PN56.V54 W47 2003

Poetic heroes (Smith, Mark S., 1955-) Frost Library; PN56.W3 S65 2014

The Fulcrum reader : tenth anniversary selection, 1984-1994 Archives and Special Collections; PN6014 .F84 1994

Žižek's jokes : (did you hear the one about Hegel and negation?) (Žižek, Slavoj.) Frost Library; PN6149.P5 Z59 2014

Menippean satire and the republic of letters, 1581-1655 (Smet, Ingrid A. R. de.) Frost Library; PN6149.S2 S64 1996

Apophthegmata (Erasmus, Desiderius, -1536, author.) Frost Library; PN6269 .E713 2014

Comics & media Frost Library; PN6714 .C646 2014

The American comic book Frost Library; PN6725 .A45 2014

American comics, literary theory, and religion : the superhero afterlife (Lewis, A. David, 1977-, author.) Frost Library; PN6725 .L55 2014

75 years of Marvel : from the golden age to the silver screen (Thomas, Roy, 1940-, author.) Frost Library; PN6725 .T46 2014 xx

The best American comics 2014 Frost Library; PN6726 .B47 2014

The secret history of Wonder Woman (Lepore, Jill, 1966-) Frost Library; PN6728.W6 L48 2014

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Century (Moore, Alan, 1953-) Frost Library; PN6737.M6 L433 2009

Todo Barrio (Giménez, Carlos, 1941-, author.) Frost Library; PN6777.G56 T625 2014

Los profesionales (Giménez, Carlos, 1941-) Frost Library; PN6777.G56 T635 2011

Material cultures of early modern women's writing Frost Library; PR113 .M38 2014

Transatlantic Romanticism : an anthology of British, American, and Canadian literature, 1767-1867 Frost Library; PR1134 .T75 2006

Tottel's miscellany Frost Library; PR1205 .T6 2011

The lives of the Miller's Tale : the roots, composition and retellings of Chaucer's bawdy story (Beidler, Peter G.) Frost Library; PR1868.M63 B45 2015

Approaches to Teaching Chaucer's Canterbury Tales Frost Library; PR1874 .A67 2014

Olde Clerkis Speche : Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and the implications of authorial recital (Quinn, William A., 1951-) Frost Library; PR1896 .Q56 2013

The Cambridge Introduction to Chaucer (Minnis, A. J. (Alastair J.) author.) Frost Library; PR1924 .M466 2014

Le morte Darthur (Malory, Thomas, Sir, active 15th century, author.) Frost Library; PR2041 .F54 2013

The Index of Middle English prose. Index to Volumes I-XX (Rand, Kari Anne, 1951-, compiler.) Frost Library; PR255 .I6 Index

Middleton's changeling [videorecording] Frost Library; PR2714 .C59

Ideas of order : a close reading of Shakespeare's sonnets (Rudenstine, Neil L., author.) Frost Library; PR2848 .R83 2014

Forensic Shakespeare (Skinner, Quentin.) Frost Library; PR3072 .S56 2014

Spectral Shakespeares : media adaptations in the twenty-first century (Calbi, Maurizio.) Frost Library; PR3093 .C35 2013

Feminized counsel and the literature of advice in England, 1380-1500 (Schieberle, Misty, author.) Frost Library; PR317.W66 S35 2014

Antiformalist, unrevolutionary, illiberal Milton : political prose, 1644-1660 (Walker, William, 1958- author.) Frost Library; PR3592.P64 W34 2014

Christopher Smart's English lyrics : translation in the eighteenth century (Powell, Rosalind, author.) Frost Library; PR3687.S7 Z77 2014

The Hidden Jane Austen (Wiltshire, John.) Frost Library; PR4037 .W53 2014

The virtue of sympathy : magic, philosophy, and literature in seventeenth-century England (Lobis, Seth.) Frost Library; PR438.S63 L63 2015

Fame and failure 1720-1800 : the unfulfilled literary life (Rounce, Adam.) Frost Library; PR441 .R67 2013

The collected letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881.) Frost Library; PR4433 .A4 1970

Romanticism and the museum (Peacocke, Emma, 1982- author.) Frost Library; PR447 .P43 2014

Coleridge and the Nature of Imagination : Evolution, Engagement with the World, and Poetry (Ward, David, 1932 July 16-, author.) Frost Library; PR4487.I4 W37 2013

Literature and photography in transition, 1850-1915 (Clayton, Owen, author.) Frost Library; PR468.P46 C64 2015

Cambridge edition of the poems of Rudyard Kipling (Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936, author.) Frost Library; PR4851 2013

Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Belgravia (Morris, Ruth, 1986-) Frost Library; PR4989.M4 Z785 2012

The immortal evening : a legendary dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb (Plumly, Stanley, author.) Frost Library; PR590 .P68 2014

What W.H. Auden can do for you (McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; PR6001.U4 Z7567 2013