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.

English grammar for students of Spanish : the study guide for those learning Spanish (Spinelli, Emily.) Frost Library; PE1099 .S65 2012

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

How poems think (Gibbons, Reginald, author.) Frost Library; PN1031 .G47 2015

Global anglophone poetry (Hena, Omaar, 1976-, author.) Frost Library; PN1081 .H46 2015

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

All tomorrow's parties : a memoir (Spillman, Rob, author.) Frost Library; PN149.9.S69 A3 2016

Political cyberformance : the eTheatre project (Papagiannouli, Christina, author.) Frost Library; PN1590 .P36 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

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

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

In defence of theatre : aesthetic practices and social interventions Frost Library; PN2049 .I54 2016

Improvisation in drama, theatre and performance : history, practice, theory (Frost, Anthony, author.) Frost Library; PN2071.I5 F76 2016

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

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

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

Zeppo's Marion Benda and Valentino's Marion Benda : a legacy of confusion (Curley, Mallory, author.) Frost Library; PN2287.B42 C87 2016

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

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

The Masters of the Revels and Elizabeth I's court theatre (Streitberger, W. R., author.) Frost Library; PN2589 .S77 2016

Politics, performance and popular culture : theatre and society in nineteenth-century Britain Frost Library; PN2594 .P65 2016

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

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

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

Life and work : writers, readers, and the conversations between them (Parks, Tim, author.) Frost Library; PN3331 .P35 2016

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

Detective Frost Library; PN3448.D4 D429 2016

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

The violet hour : great writers at the end (Roiphe, Katie, author.) Frost Library; PN452 .R65 2016

Women's experimental writing : negative aesthetics and feminist critique (Berry, Ellen E., author.) Frost Library; PN471 .B47 2016

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

The rainbow comes and goes : a mother and son on life, love, and loss (Cooper, Anderson, author.) Frost Library; PN4874.C683 A3 2016

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

China's unruly journalists : how committed professionals are changing the People's Republic (Hassid, Jonathan, author.) Frost Library; PN5367.P6 H36 2016

Literature and disability (Hall, Alice (Literature professor) author.) Frost Library; PN56.5.H35 H35 2016

In contempt : nineteenth-century women, law, and literature (Kalsem, Kristin, 1962-) Frost Library; PN56.5.W64 K25 2012

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

Writing-between-worlds : transarea studies and the literatures-without-a-fixed-abode (Ette, Ottmar, author.) Frost Library; PN56.C85 E88 2016

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

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

Écrivains juristes et juristes écrivains du Moyen Âge au siècle des Lumières Frost Library; PN56.L33 E27 2015

Against life Frost Library; PN56.L52 A34 2016

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

Postcolonial studies : an anthology Frost Library; PN56.P555 P674 2016

Nowhere in the Middle Ages (Lochrie, Karma, author.) Frost Library; PN56.U8 L63 2016

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

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

On good authority Frost Library; PN610 .O54 2015

Reader, I married him : stories inspired by Jane Eyre Frost Library; PN6120.92.W65 R43 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

The best American comics. 2007 Frost Library; PN6700 .B47 2007

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

Openness of comics : generating meaning within flexible structures (Ahmed, Maaheen, author.) Frost Library; PN6710 .A45 2016

Disability in comic books and graphic narratives Frost Library; PN6714 .D57 2016

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

Reading graphic novels : genre and narration (Hescher, Achim, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; PN6714 .H48 2016

Superheroes and American self image : from war to Watergate (Goodrum, Michael D., 1983-, author.) Frost Library; PN6725 .G586 2016

The caped crusade : Batman and the rise of nerd culture (Weldon, Glen, author.) Frost Library; PN6725 .W46 2016

The best American comics 2006 Frost Library; PN6726 .B37 2006

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

Ghost world (Clowes, Daniel.) Frost Library; PN6727.C56 G6 1998

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

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

Preacher, book four (Ennis, Garth, author.) Frost Library; PN6727.E56 P735 2014

Preacher, book five (Ennis, Garth, author.) Frost Library; PN6727.E56 P7352 2014

Preacher, book 6 (Ennis, Garth, author.) Frost Library; PN6727.E56 P736 2014

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

Civil war. The Amazing Spider-man (Straczynski, J. Michael, 1954-) Frost Library; PN6728.S6 S894 2007

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

Superman : whatever happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (Moore, Alan, 1953-) Frost Library; PN6728.S9 M653 2010

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

The walking dead (Kirkman, Robert.) Frost Library; PN6728.W266 K57 2010

Wolverine. Old Man Logan (Millar, Mark.) Frost Library; PN6728.W585 M555 2010

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

Der Schimmelreiter (Storm, Theodor, 1817-1888.) Frost Library; PN6757.N38 S25 2014