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Research Databases for English (40)

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American Periodicals Series Online

Variety of general and specific interest magazines. New ProQuest site

1740 to 1940

Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature Chadwyck-Healey site 1920 to present More
Bibliography of English Women Writers, 1500-1640 List of scholarship about 738 recovered writers and located texts 1500 - 1640
Book Review Digest Plus

Book reviews. From Ebsco (orig. HW Wilson)

1905 to present More
British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries Full text historical documents. Alexander St. Press 1500-WWII More
British Literary Manuscripts Online database

Full text of a variety of manuscripts. from Gale

Medieval - Rennaisance,

Canadian Periodical Index (CPI.Q) Gale site 1988 to present More
Canadiana Online Canadian historical documents pre-confederation to 1900's More
CBCA [Canadian Business & Current Affairs]

Canadian business & news. New ProQuest site

1982-1992 index only; 1993 to present full text More
Communication & Mass Media Complete Full text and cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for journals covering communication, mass media and related fields.


Defining Gender, 1450-1910 full-text manuscripts, printed works and illustrations 1450-1910 More
Dissertations & Theses Global

PhD & masters theses. New ProQuest site

Indexing 1861 -
Abstracts [varies] -
Full Text 1997 -
Early English Books Online (EEBO) full text image 1475 to 1700 More
Early English Books Online Text Creation partnership 1473 to 1700
Eighteenth Century Journals Collections I and II : Rare full-text journals on a wide range of topics c1685-1815 More
History of Feminism Covers Feminism, the history of economic thought, Romanticism, Empire and more Primary sources: 1776-1928 Secondary sources: to 2016 More
Humanities & Social Sciences Retrospective

Scholarly literature covering a broad spectrum of Arts disciplines.

1907 to 1984 More
Humanities E-Book Project (ACLS) Full text of books in the humanities via the American Council for Learned Societies. 1885 to present More

Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

1945 to present More
John Milton: A Bibliography

All manuscripts and editions of John Milton's works and all studies and critical statements concerning his life and works

1624 - 1700, 1701-1799
Latino Literature full-text poetry, prose and drama by writers in the U.S. Alexander St. Press late 19th century to present More
Literature Online (LION) users need to have 'cookies' enabled 8th century to present More
London Review of Books Book reviews and essays written by academics, writers and journalists. Includes art and film reviews, poems and letters.

1979 - present

Medieval Travel Writing manuscripts of travels writing from the later middle ages 13th to 16th centuries More
MLA International Bibliography

Language & literature. New ProQuest site

1926 to present More (National Film Board of Canada) Films, documentaries, animated shorts. 1930s to present More
Nineteenth Century Masterfile [NCM] periodical and newspaper indexes from the late 18th century to the early 20th century varies by database, circa 1800 to the 1900s More
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories Full text historical documents. Alexander St. Press Late 18th century to the present More
North American Women's Letters and Diaries, Colonial to 1950 Full text historical documents. Alexander St. Press to 1950 More
Orlando : Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present Contains biographical and bibliographical information about British women writers. To present. More
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography biographies of British and related individuals 4th century to 21st More
Oxford Reference Online Premium 2002- with updates More
Past Masters full text primary source material in the Humanities ancient to modern More
Periodicals Archive Online (PAO) An archive of hundreds of digitized journals published in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

1802 to 2005

Project MUSE 220+ full text journals in the humanities and social sciences varies with title More
Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database 1878 to present More
Theses Canada Portal Canadian theses and dissertations

index 1965 to present; full text 1998 to present

Waterloo directory of English newspapers and periodicals, 1800-1900 1800 - 1900 More
Web of Science ISI Web of Knowledge server varies by institution More
World Shakespeare Bibliography - Online updated at regular intervals More