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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.
German language index of (primarily) German language periodicals, covering all aspects of German language and literature from 1985 to the present.
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.
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).
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.
Find full text articles from journals, books and other published sources covering all aspects of the humanities, 1909 to present.
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
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
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.
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.
Complete texts from the 17th-20th centuries in French literature, philosophy, arts and sciences including novels, verse, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises.
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.
A comprehensive online index to over 5 million book reviews from thousands of publications going back to 1965.
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 Collections Online includes 400 PDF volumes of the print Cambridge Companions series in the areas of literature, classics, philosophy, religion, and culture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Database of essays and miscellaneous works found in books published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. From 1985 to present.
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.
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.)
Searchable guide to key figures, schools, and movements in literary theory and criticism.
An fulltext searchable, critical edition of Kafka's complete writings.
Find works on English and American poetry, drama and prose, full-text literature journal articles, and other key criticism and reference resources.
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.
Find primary sources of women's writing in the British Isles from 1500-1700.
Searchable database of 30,000 plays written from Antiquity to the present and published from 1949 to the present.
Fulltext database of the complete works of Friedrich Schiller, including correspondence.
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.
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.
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.
Provides access to electronic encoded texts by early modern women writers from 1400 to 1850. .
Find Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide between 1960 and the present time.
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
Searchable and browsable collection of 19th century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography.