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Full-Text Databases of Articles & Book Chapters
MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO)
Modern Language Association bibliography of publications related to language, literature, folklore, and linguistics.
Full-text archive of scholarly publications, including ebooks, in mathematics, science, the arts and humanities, and the social sciences.
Journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics, published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature: ABELL
Bibliography of books, journal articles, book reviews, collections of essays and doctoral dissertations from 1920 to present, covering English language, literature, and culture.
Contemporary Literary Criticism
Critical essays and commentary on works by contemporary authors.
Library of English and American literature.
Essay and General Literature Index
Index to essays covering a wide range of subjects, with coverage from 1985.
Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism
Articles about critics and criticism, covering theorists, schools and movements.
Gale Literary Sources
Combined search of Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select and Dictionary of Literary Biography, providing access to information about authors and their works.
Citation Indexes and Bibliographies
19th Century Masterfile
Index to 19th century books, newspapers, government documents, and journals with content from Poole's Index to Periodical Literature, 1802-1907, the Index to Legal Periodical Literature, 1786-1922, indices to the New York Daily Tribune (1875-1906), the New York Times (1863-1906), and Palmer's Index to the Times (London) 1880-1890, and content in Harper's Magazine Index (1850-1892), Atlantic Monthly Index (1857-1901), and the North American Review Index (1815-1877).
Bibliography of American literature
Bibliography of American writers from the time of the American Revolution to 1930.
Oxford Bibliographies Online
Annotated bibliographies browseable by subject and searchable. Links to full text may need to supplemented by searching SU Libraries collections.
Bibliography of English Women Writers 1500-1640
Bibliography of works related to women writers from 1500-1640, including writers of works in French, Greek, Latin, Spanish, Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic and Welsh.
World Shakespeare Bibliography Online
Annotated entries for books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare and published or produced between 1965 and early 2004.
International Medieval Bibliography-Online
Index to journal articles and miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections, Festschriften) comprising 300,000 articles. Updated quarterly the IMB-Online covers publications from 1967-present with enhanced search capabilities (by periods, places, persons, and texts).
Citations in journals, books and reviews related to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700), including Paul Oskar Kristeller's Iter Italicum list of Renaissance humanisitic manuscripts.