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Databases by Subject: Literature

ABELL

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.

BDSL Online (Bibliographie der deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft)

German language index of (primarily) German language periodicals, covering all aspects of German language and literature from 1985 to the present.

Bibliography of American Literature

Citations to materials on American literature from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, especially including American literary writers from the time of the Revolution to 1930.

Books in Print

One of the most comprehensive databases of U.S., Canadian, European, U.K., and Australian books in print. The global edition includes books in many languages (including the former Spanish Books in Print).

Granger's World of Poetry

The Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry contains over 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations. The full text poems are the most widely-read in the English language, as well as in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and other languages. Also includes several full-text books of and about poetry published by Columbia University Press.

Humanities International Complete

A database of full text articles from journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Includes all of the data from the Humanities International Index. From 1909 to present.

ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Bibliography of more than one million records of material pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Includes indexing to Early English Books Online and provides a link to the material through the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership

Literature Criticism Online

Provides online access to full text entries for ten of the Gale Literature Criticism series, including: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Classical & Medieval Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, Children's Literature Review

Literature Resource Center

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.

MLA International Bibliography (literature, language, linguistics)

Database of citations to journal articles, books and dissertations from the 1920s. International coverage in the disciplines of literature, language and linguistics literary theory and criticism.

19th Century Masterfile (Poole's Plus)

Database of magazines and periodical literature covering all subjects of interest published in the U.S. and Britain in the nineteenth century from 1802 to 1906.

ARTFL: Trésor de la langue française

Complete texts from the 17th-20th centuries in French literature, philosophy, arts and sciences including novels, verse, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises.

Black Short Fiction

Full-text African and African-Diaspora short stories and folktales from 1950 to present with additional special units of French and Portuguese literature from the African continent.

Book Review Index Online

A comprehensive online index to over 5 million book reviews from thousands of publications going back to 1965.

Brechts Werke im WWW

Brechts Werke is a digitized version of the selected writings of Bertolt Brecht. It includes the poetry, drama and major critical writings contained in Ausgewdhlte Werke in sechs Banden.

Cambridge Companions Online

Cambridge Collections Online includes 400 PDF volumes of the print Cambridge Companions series in the areas of literature, classics, philosophy, religion, and culture.

Caribbean Literature

Caribbean Literature offers an extensive selection of 19th and 20th century works in a variety of languages, including novels, short stories and poetry representing every Caribbean country.

Dictionary of the Scots Language (DSL)

Free on the web, the Dictionary of the Scots Language (DSL) combines the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue and the Scottish National Dictionary in a single, online, searchable database.

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Contains digital page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

Full-text of every significant English-language and foreign-language title covering multiple disciplines printed in Great Britain from 1701 to 1800.

English Short Title Catalog

A database of 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.

Essay and General Literature Index

Database of essays and miscellaneous works found in books published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. From 1985 to present.

Goethes Werke im WWW

This database contains the complete text of the 143 volumes of the Weimar Edition of Goethe's collective works, published 1887-1919, including all illustrations, variants, indexes and commentary.

In the First Person

An in-depth index of close to 4,000 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world, located within scholarly materials that are freely available on the Web or in Alexander Street databases. (Note that the library may not subscribe to all databases indexed.)

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism Online

Searchable guide to key figures, schools, and movements in literary theory and criticism.

Kafkas Werke im WWW

An fulltext searchable, critical edition of Kafka's complete writings.

Literature Online

Searchable database of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 333 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.

Middle English Compendium

Offers easy access and interconnectivity between the Middle English Dictionary (MED), a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, based on the MED bibliographies,and the Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse.

Perdita Manuscripts: Women Writers, 1500-1700

Digitized original manuscripts of women's writing in in the British Isles during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, including works of poetry, religious writing, autobiographical material, cookery and medical recipes, and accounts.

Play Index

Searchable database of 30,000 plays written from Antiquity to the present and published from 1949 to the present.

Schillers Werke im WWW

Fulltext database of the complete works of Friedrich Schiller, including correspondence.

Shakespeare Collection

Full-text database of the most recent Arden Shakespeare editions of the complete works, as well as editions and adaptations of Shakespeare's works, other works published during Shakespeare's time, prompt books, the Gordon Crosse Theatrical Diaries, criticism, reviews, and images.

Shakespeare Survey

A searchable database of the Shakespeare Survey, a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays and reviews of the year's textual and critical studies, and major British performances. From 1948 to present.

Twentieth Century North American Drama

Searchable and browsable database of over 1,500 major American and Canadian plays from the 20th century, together with information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.

Women Writers Online

Provides access to electronic encoded texts by early modern women writers from 1400 to 1850. .

World Shakespeare Bibliography Online

A searchable database consisting of the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide between 1960 and the present time.

Worlds of Words

A searchable database of international children and adolescent literature in the context of intercultural communication. From the UA College of Education. The books in Worlds of Words can be searched in the catalog of the UA Libraries

Wright American Fiction 1851-1875

Searchable and browsable collection of 19th century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography.