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English and Literature Databases

Name Description
Columbia Granger's World of Poetry
Date range
450 - Current

Contains 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations. The poems in full text are largely in English, though Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Yiddish, Welsh, Gaelic, and other Celtic languages are also represented, as well as poems in the ancient languages: Anglo-Saxon, Provencal and Latin. Scholars in each of these languages have reviewed and guided the selection of poems. Complete coverage provided of the works of several individual great poets, including the complete poems of Shelley, Blake, Burns, Keats, Marvell, Poe, Unamuno, Heine, Baudelaire, and other major poets. In addition users will find a wealth of current poetry from some of the best poetry periodicals, such as Poetry Magazine, The Southern Review, and Poetry Northwest.

LION (Literature Online)
Date range
Dates vary

Features a searchable collection of over 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama, and prose, plus 175 full-text journals, with complementary secondary reference resources including biographies, criticism and reference works.

Literature Criticism Online

Literature Criticism Online includes access to Contemporary Literary Criticism Online as well as Short Story Criticism Online. Contemporary Literary Criticism Online presents significant published criticism on the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers, and other creative writers now living or who died after December 31, 1959. Short Story Criticism Online profiles approximately three to six writers of short fiction from all time periods and all parts of the world in each volume. All LCO entries provide an introductory biographical essay, a primary bibliography, a selection of full-text or excerpted critical essays reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals, and sources for additional research.

Literature Resource Center
Date range
Dates vary

Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline.

Name Description
Books in Print
Date range
Current

Provides access to publication information for over 3.5 million books in-print, out-of print, and forthcoming.

Clase and Periodica
Date range
1975-current

Index of over 2,600 scholarly Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities. Articles are published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages.

CompPile
Date range
1993 - current

an inventory of publications in post-secondary composition, rhetoric, technical writing, ESL, and discourse studies

Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800
Date range
1639-1800

Books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the renowned bibliography by Charles Evans

HLAS Online
Date range
1936-current

The Handbook of Latin American Studies is a selective annotated bibliography of scholarly works on Latin America.

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective
Date range
1907-1984

Provides full text plus abstracts and bibliographic indexing of major scholarly sources in the humanities and social sciences, as well as numerous lesser-known specialized magazines.

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
Date range
Current

Compiled by 275 specialists from around the world, the Guide presents a comprehensive historical survey of the field's most important figures, schools, and movements. It includes more than 240 alphabetically arranged entries on critics and theorists, critical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods.

JSTOR
Date range
Dates vary

Interdisciplinary collection of journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts online (LLBA)

Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, and dissertations.

Literary Market Place Online
Date range
Current

literarymarketplace.com contains 2 important reference works, Literary Market Place and International Literary Market Place: Literary Market Place (LMP) is the directory of America and Canadian book publishing, and The International Literary Market Place (ILMP), provides a similar scope of publishing data for more than 180 countries around the world.

MLA International Bibliography
Date range
1926-Current

The MLA International Bibliography is now available to Drexel on the CSA Illumina platform, and is a subject index for books, articles and websites published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. It is produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), an organization dedicated to the study and teaching of language and literature. The electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to 1925 and contains over 2 million citations from more than 4,400 periodicals (including peer-reviewed e-journals) and 1,000 book publishers. You may also access MLA bibliography via Chadwyck Healey here.

Modernist Journals Project

The MJP is a multi-faceted project that aims to be a major resource for the study of modernism and its rise in the English-speaking world, with periodical literature as its central concern. The historical scope of the project has a chronological range of 1890 to 1922 (though the earliest journals that currently appear on the site date from 1896 and 1904), and a geographical range that extends to wherever English language periodicals were published. With magazines at its core, the MJP also offers a range of genres that extends to the digital publication of books directly connected to modernist periodicals and other supporting materials for periodical study.

Newton Project

The Newton Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to making his unpublished and published works freely available online. Over 4.8 million words are currently available and more are on the way.

Original Sources
Date range
Prehistory-current

Searchable full-text of Primary works by the most important figures in all aspects of World History.

Oxford English Dictionary
Date range
Second Edition

Online version of the classic extensive dictionary which includes word origins. Fully searchable.

Perseus Digital Library
Date range
Dates vary

The Perseus Project is an evolving digital library of resources for the study of the humanities.

Project Muse
Date range
Dates vary

Project MUSE is a collaboration between libraries and publishers providing full-text access to over 300 humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers.

Web of Knowledge (ISI)
Date range
1980-present

ISI Web of Knowledge is a Web portal the ISI Citation databases through Web of Science: Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index, as well as Current Contents and Journal Citation Reports.

WorldCat
Date range
1200-current

Records for materials cataloged by OCLC member libraries. WorldCat offers holdings information vital for collection development, cataloging, authority control, and retrospective conversion services.

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