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English & Literature Resources: Home

A subject guide to assist your research of topics in English and Literature assembled and maintained by the English subject specialist librarian.

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Using this Research Guide

This guide is intended to point you to books, periodicals, subscription databases, and websites that will help you to define and complete your research projects in English and Literature. The guide is organizes into the following set of pages (which you can see listed in tabs above).

    • Reference Works features resources available electronically and in print which provide background information, assist you in defining terms, and offer overviews of genres and periods.

    • Electronic Resources features links to SUL's electronic databases, which will point you to historical publications available digitally, as well as articles and essays from scholarly and popular publications covering the fields of English and Literature.

  • Other Literature Resources Online provides links to pertinent websites, professional organizations, and online literary magazines.

If you have any favorite resources that are not a part of this guide, feel free to contact me or submit links in the submission box on this page.

Featured Resource: NCCO

I'm happy to announce that we have subscribed to Nineteenth Century Collections Online. You may remember that we had trial access to a preliminary version of this resource in the Spring. Now we have continuing access to the full content of this resource, with new collections being added each year. From the NCCO desription:

The content is sourced from the world's preeminent libraries and archives. It consists of monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics, and other kinds of documents in both Western and non-Western languages... With authoritative content, trustworthy and extensive bibliographic information, and technology that fits the needs of today's researchers, Nineteenth Century Collections Online is poised to revolutionize research on the nineteenth century.

Currently, we have access to the following collections:

Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture
British Politics and Society
European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection

The collections are searchable as a single set, and new modules will automatically be added as they are released. There is material in this resource from as early as 1664 and as late at 1985, which is due to the fact that Gale is loading the complete content from each collection it licenses. More information about the resource and plans for its growth can be found here: http://gdc.gale.com/nineteenth-century-collections-online/