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MLA International Bibliography Star
An index to journal articles and other scholarly literature on literature, literary theory and criticism, linguistics, folklore, and (since 1996) film, 1920s -
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Project Muse Star
Scholarly journals and books in the humanities and social sciences published by university presses; searchable by journal issue, author, and keyword, 1996-present.
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Literature Resource Center Star
A large collection of literature reference material, including criticism and author biographies.
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Literature Online Star
About 350,000 literary works in English: British and American poetry, drama and prose, plus some journals and literature reference sources.
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Academic Search Premier
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
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Annee Philologique
Citations to journal articles and books in the field of Classics. Search for ancient authors using the Latin form of the name. 1949-present.
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ARTFL
More than 2000 texts ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing, 12th to 19th century.
Language: French
Also known as: American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language
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Arts and Humanities Citation Index
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Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language arts and humanities journals, 1975-present.
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Bibliography of Asian Studies
Citations to western-language monographs, articles, and book chapters relating to Asia and Asian Studies, 1971-present.
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Black Women Writers
A growing collection of literary works by about 77 African, African American, and Afro-Caribbean women.
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Book Review Digest
Citations, abstracts and excerpts of reviews of English-language books, as published in periodicals, 1905-present.
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Caribbean Literature
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Poetry and fiction from the 19th and 20th centuries, presented in the original English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and various Creole languages.
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China Academic Journals
A comprehensive index of Chinese scholarly journals, with full text of articles in Section F, Humanities, since 1994.
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Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism
Excerpts of both early and modern commentary on the major Greek and Roman writers. Part of Literature Criticism Online.
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Contemporary Literary Criticism
Biographies and a range of critical response to major contemporary authors. Part of Literature Criticism Online.
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Early English Books Online
The 125,000 earliest books published in English, as listed in Short Title Catalogs of Pollard & Redgrave (Ref Z 2002 P77) and Wing (Ref Z 2002 U587), 1475-1700.
Also known as: EEBO
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Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Every significant book or pamphlet printed in the UK, and English-language titles printed in America, between 1701 and 1800.
Also known as: ECCO
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Encyclopaedia of Islam
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Humanities International Complete
Journal articles in archaeology, classics, cultural studies, arts, philosophy, history, linguistics, and literature, plus literary magazines, 1975-present.
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Index Islamicus
Comprehensively covers periodicals, books, book chapters, conference proceedings on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world, 1906-present.
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Index Translationum
A project of the United Nations that traces books published in translation worldwide from 2001 to present. Print version at Z6514.T7 I4 covers 1934-1986.
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JSTOR
Core scholarly journals from a range of disciplines, dating from the earliest issue of each journal to a few years before present.
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Lexicons of Early Modern English
A collection of dictionaries and other word lists printed in English before 1700. Useful for etymologies.
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Library of Latin Texts
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Digital version of the majority of extant Latin texts, searchable by author, word(s) in text, period, and more. Before 200 B.C.E.�1965.
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Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
An index to articles and other scholarly literature on the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa, 1900-present.
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MLA Directory of Periodicals
A list of the periodicals indexed by the Modern Language Association International Bibliography.
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Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism
Part of Literature Criticism Online, NCLC contains biographical information and two centuries of criticism of the major writers of 1800 through 1899.
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Oxford English Dictionary
Online version of the irreplaceable OED, for word definitions, usage, and etymologies.
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Oxford Reference Online
Entries from over 100 Oxford University Press subject and language dictionaries, guides, and concise companions.
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Short Story Criticism
Biographies and critical essays, arranged chronologically, on short stories and their authors. Part of Literature Criticism Online.
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Teatro Espanol del Siglo de Oro
800 plays from Spain's golden age, the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. 1500-1700.
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Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism
Contains biographies and critical essays on the major writers of 1900 to 1999. Part of Literature Criticism Online.
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Women Writers Project
Literary works by women writers, 1600-1800.
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