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  • Bibliography of British and Irish history
    This resource contains citations to articles, books, and book chapters on all aspects of British and Irish history, including the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth from all historical periods. It includes information about journal articles, books, and book chapters, published worldwide from 1900 to the present.
  • Bibliography of medieval civilisation
    This resource includes information about books published about historical periods from 300 to 1500. Use it to locate citations to books on Medieval history, literature, art, and culture.
  • Book review index
    This resource is an index to reviews (1960s-present) for adult and children's books from popular, trade, refereed, and scholarly publications. It contains citations to book reviews, frequently with links to full-text reviews.
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  • Humanities & social sciences index retrospective, 1907-1984
    This resource is an international index to journals in the humanities and social sciences. It contains citations to articles, book reviews, film reviews (limited), theater reviews, and poems. A very limited number of citations include full text. This is a good resource for tracing the history of scholarship on a humanities or social sciences topic.
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  • International medieval bibliography
    This resource is an index of citations to articles on Medieval history and culture in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa from 300 to 1500. It includes information about articles published worldwide.
  • Iter bibliography
    This resource is a multidisciplinary index to journal articles, books, essays in books, book reviews, and dissertations pertaining to all aspects of the Middle Ages (the medieval period) and Renaissance (400-1700).
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  • Kanopy streaming video
    This resource is a platform for streaming video, including feature films and documentaries from around the world. Faculty note: please contact Multimedia Services if you need Kanopy videos for teaching, as access varies over time.
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  • Literary research guide
    This is the open-access version of the Literary Research Guide, 6th ed. by James L. Harner (Modern Language Association, 2014). It is a selective, annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics, including film and literature.
  • Literature criticism
    This resource is a searchable database of full-length or excerpted criticism of works in all literary genres and biographical information about significant writers and filmmakers worldwide from all eras. It presents a range of modern and historical views on writers and their works. This is the main interface for cross-searching seven Gale literary resources.
  • Literature resource center
    This database contains biographical profiles of significant writers worldwide from all eras and literary genres. It also includes full-length or excerpted literary criticism articles and book reviews from scholarly journals and magazines, book chapters, and reference books. It also includes overviews of literary topics and work overviews (plots, themes, characters).
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  • Masterplots
    This database contains full-text summaries and critical evaluations of selected books, plays, stories, and poems in literature worldwide from all eras.
  • Middle English compendium
    This resource provides access to and interconnectivity between the Middle English Dictionary (C.E. 1100-1500), Bibliography of Middle English (all the Middle English materials and editions cited in the Middle English Dictionary), and the Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse (full-text digitized collection of Middle English texts in the public domain).
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  • MLA international bibliography
    This is a comprehensive index for research works on world literatures, literary theory, linguistics, rhetoric and composition, folklore, and the dramatic arts. It contains citations (some with links to full text) to articles in scholarly journals and magazines, books, book chapters, and dissertations.
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  • Nineteenth-century literature criticism
    Part of Gale's Literature Criticism series, this resource is a searchable database of full-length or excerpted criticism of works in all literary genres and biographical information about significant writers worldwide who died between 1800-1899. It presents a range of modern and historical views on writers and their works.
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  • Play index
    This index is a finding aid for plays written or translated into English, published since 1949 in anthologies, collections, or discretely. Includes monologues; single plays; classic dramas; one-act plays; puppet performances; radio, television, and Broadway productions.
  • Poetry criticism
    Part of Gale's Literature Criticism series, this resource is a database of full-length or excerpted criticism of poetry and biographical information about significant poets worldwide from all eras. It presents a range of modern and historical views on poets and their works.
  • Project Muse
    This resource is a searchable multidisciplinary full-text database of scholarly journals primarily in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Issues published prior to the last 15-20 years are generally not covered. It also provides citations to books provided by Project Muse in digital format.
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  • Salem press
    This resource is a collection of ebooks on literature, history, and the environment published by Salem Press at Grey House Publishing.
  • Short story criticism
    Part of Gale's Literature Criticism series, this resource is a searchable database of full-length or excerpted criticism of short fiction and biographical information about significant writers of short fiction worldwide from all eras. It presents a range of modern and historical views on short fiction writers and their works.
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  • World Shakespeare bibliography online
    This resource provides annotated entries for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, film and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide from 1960 to the present; reviews of productions; audiovisual materials; and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare.