From now until May 26th we have a trial of the Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) database. If you study a topic related to language, linguistics, or speech this may be an important resource for you. I could envision this being used by students and researchers in fields like Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Communications, Modern Languages, and the Health Sciences. Here's the pub
New this term, the Library has a subscription to the Contemporary Literary Criticism Online collection. This resource brings a vast number of critical essays on contemporary literature and makes them available in fulltext, right on your computer.
Sure we've had around 150 print volumes of the CLC in print on our Reference shelves for a while but it was cumbersom
Looking for a poem but aren't sure where it was published? No problem. The Library now has a subscription to the World of Poetry, an amazing poetry resource that can help you find that poem.
In fact, the Columbia Granger's World of Poetry contains the full-text of more than 250,000 poems and has citations to more than 450,000 poems published in books, anthologies, and periodicals.
But that's not
Michael Papio, a Boccacio scholar at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal Heliotropia, has written a great article drawing on his experience co-founding an open access Boccacio Studies e-journal to examine the challenges (and possibilities) of e-publishing in the Humanities.
The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism includes more than 240 entries written by 275 experts that help explain the ideas of the major theories and theorists. It also includes entries on historical developments in criticism and the many influential schools and movements. This is an important tool for anyone getting started with critical theory. This title is updated annually.
This is a free, peer-reviewed e-journal that strives to "contribute to the philosophical understanding of perennial problems within ethics." Many issues follow the symposia format with articles addressing a central theme. In addition to the journal itself, the site includes a detailed Links section with information about philosophy conferences, calls for papers, and links to major research resources.
Well worth a look.
Ok, so this isn't really a research tool, or any other kind of tool for that matter, but is very funny. Funny in an English major kind of way. And how often do you get to practice your Middle English?
Of course this website is not just fun and games. Links to real life Chaucer, Middle English, and medieval literature web resources are provided as well.