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Databases by Subject: English Literature
Database of citations to books, journal articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews and collections of essays published anywhere in the world from 1920 onwards.
Find citations to American literature from the 18th and 19th centuries, especially including works of American literary writers from the time of the Revolution to 1930.
Find digital page images of virtually every work printed in English from 1473-1700, including works from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, British North America, and elsewhere.
Find full-text English-language and foreign-language titles covering multiple disciplines printed in Great Britain from 1701 to 1800.
Access more than 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations. The poems in full text are the most widely-read in the English language, as well as in Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Find full text articles from journals, books and other published sources covering all aspects of the humanities, 1909 to present.
Find full text entries in the Gale Literature Criticism series.
Full-text of biographies, bibliographies, and literary criticism of authors from all time periods covering novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers from antiquity-present.
Find journal articles, books and dissertations published worldwide from the 1920s on literature, language and linguistics.
Find references to periodicals, newspapers, books, patents, image archives, and government documents covering all subjects of interest published in the United States and Britain in the 19th century.
Find complete French language texts spanning from the 12th through the 20th centuries. ARTFL-FRANTEXT is the main ARTFL Database which is only available to the UA community. There are other collections that are open to the public.
Full text African and African-Diaspora short stories, folktales, and selected literary magazines.
Explore a comprehensive online index of book reviews from thousands of publications.
Cambridge Collections Online includes 400 PDF volumes of the print Cambridge Companions series in the areas of literature, classics, philosophy, religion, and culture.
A searchable database of more than 3,900 full-text plays in verse and prose tracing the development of drama in English from the medieval mystery cycles to the comedies of Oscar Wilde, covering 1300 to 1900.
Explore catalog records of early books, serials, newspapers and selected ephemera printed before 1801 in Britain, Ireland, overseas territories under British colonial rule, and the United States.
Find works on English and American poetry, drama and prose, full-text literature journal articles, and other key criticism and reference resources.
Search words in the Middle English Dictionary (MED), find references in the HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, and full text in the Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse.
Find Shakespeare editions of the complete works, adaptations, other works published during Shakespeare's time, prompt books, the Gordon Crosse Theatrical Diaries, criticism, reviews, and images.
Find essays, reviews, and textual and critical studies on Shakespeare.
Find detailed biographies and autobiographies of authors and illustrators for children and young adults.
Find Canadian and American plays, companies, theatres, playwrights, characters.
Find texts by women writers, 1400-1850.
Find Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide between 1960 and the present time.