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American Literary Studies
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource.
Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on American literature and the American literary tradition over the past 500 years. Includes perspectives on postmodern theory, debates about the canon, slave narratives, comic books, and other topics while inviting trans-disciplinary collaboration with fields as varied as history, cultural studies, politics, and women's studies. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies.
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Race and Ethnicity; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource.
"The Latino-Hispanic American Experience: Leaders, Writers and Thinkers presents thematic content focusing on the evolution of Hispanic civil rights, religious thought, and the growing presence of women writers from the late 19th and 20th centuries. Rare and relevant books and newspapers --including rare anarchist newspapers -- are presented in their original form. Extensive manuscript collections of both organizations and individuals are included for viewing, indexed for ease of search and maximum discovery. This collection offers a unique approach, focusing exclusively on the Latino-Hispanic history in the United States."--Online provider's description.
Database topics
News; American History
Includes: American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series 1; Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800; Early American Imprints, Series I: Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1670-1800; Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819; Early American Imprints, Series II: Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1801-1819.
Federated search for various Readex products.
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Race and Ethnicity; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource
"Series 1 presents a digital collection of historical content pertaining to U.S. Hispanic history, literature and culture. "Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project," from which the collections draws its content, is the largest national project ever to locate, preserve and disseminate Hispanic culture of the United States in its written form from colonial times until 1960.... The collection accurately conveys the creative life of U.S. Hispanics, and sheds new light on the intellectual vigor and traditional values that have characterized Hispanics from the earliest moments of this country's history through contemporary times."--Online provider's description.
Database topics
American History; American Literary Studies; General and Reference Works
From the acclaimed holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia comes a broad range of recently uncovered books, pamphlets and broadsides, most of which were not included in either Charles Evans' monumental work or Roger Bristol's supplement. Printed during a 130-year period spanning the colonial era and the formation of the new nation, these nearly 1,000 rare and unique items represent a remarkable enrichment of the Readex digital edition of Early American Imprints.-- Publisher's web site.
Database topics
American History; Language; General and Reference Works
"From the acclaimed holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia comes a broad range of recently uncovered books, pamphlets and broadsides, most of which were not included in Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemakers American Bibliography. Printed during the Early Republic, spanning the inauguration of Thomas Jefferson and passage of the Indian Civilization Act, these nearly 1,000 rare and unique items represent a remarkable enrichment of the Readex digital edition of Early American Imprints.".-- Publisher's web site.
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Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on specific topics in a growing range of subject areas. There are at least 50 specific topical bibliographies in each subject area. Each of these features an introduction to the topic. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies.
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British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
The Berg Collection is recognised as one of the finest literary research collections in the world, and the Victorian holdings are the undisputed jewel in its crown. A broad range of authors from across the nineteenth century make this an essential research tool for all scholars and students researching Victorian literature. Most of these unique manuscripts are unavailable in any medium elsewhere. Supplemented by some rare printed materials, including early editions annotated by the authors. Each author collection is included in its entirety, allowing users to browse and search the manuscripts. Authors includeMatthew Arnold, the Brontes, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Wilkie Collins, Joseph Conrad. Charles Dickens, George Eliot, George Gissing, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin, Alfred Tennyson, William makepeace Thackeray. Unpublished poems, working notebooks, holograph manuscripts and drawings trace the inspiration and genesis behind the period's greatest works. Provides a mass of personal correspondence revealing the close circles and interconnectedness of the Victorians.
Database topics
Religious Studies; American Literary Studies; American History
Covering every aspect of American life during the early decades of the United States, Early American Imprints, Series II (1801-1819) provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the nineteenth century. Based on the authoritative bibliography by Ralph B. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker and supplemented by thousands of new items. Offers fully searchable text and a browse feature with topical indexes. Bibliographic records created by the AAS are integrated into the database, providing additional access points.
Database topics
American Literary Studies; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies; Race and Ethnicity
Latino Literature (LALI) contains drama, prose and poetry by Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican and other Latin writers working in the United States. When complete this database will include 100,000 pages of fiction and poetry and 450 plays. The vast majority of the materials are from the Chicano Renaissance to the present. About 30% of the database is previously unpublished or rare materials.
Database topics
American History; American Literary Studies; General and Reference Works
Provides full-text and full-page-image access to books, pamphlets and broadsides printed in America from 1639-1800. Based on the renowned American Bibliography by Charles Evans (14 vols., 1903-34, 1955-59); and subsequent bibliographic works by Roger Bristol, James Mooney and Clifford Shipton. This database includes more than 1,000 works located, catalogued and digitized since the completion of the earlier microfilmed set, Early American Imprints, 1639-1800, which was also based on Charles Evans' American Bibliography.
Database topics
American History; Government Information: United States
Search the comprehensive historical collections, containing books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera. Collections include: American broadsides and ephemera, Early American imprints, series I: Evans, 1639-1800; Early American imprints, series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819; Early American newspapers, series I, 1690-1876, and government publications including American state papers, 1789-1838, House and Senate journals, series I, 1789-1817, Senate executive journals, series I, 1789-1866 and U.S. Congressional serial set, 1817-1980
Database topics
American Literary Studies; American History
"The University of Michigan, NewsBank/Readex Co., and the American Antiquarian Society are cooperating in a Text Creation Partnership to create 6,000 accurately keyed and fully searchable SGML/XML text editions from among the 40,000 titles available in the Evans Early American Imprints Collection."
Database topics
American Literary Studies
A collection of poetry written by the most important and influential African-American poets of the 20th century. Includes the complete text of each poem and any integral textual images or illustrations, as well as any accompanying text, such as dedications, notes, acknowledgements, prefaces, introductions, epigraphs.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies
  • Concise Oxford Dictionary Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms
  • Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English
  • New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
  • Columbia Dictionary of Modern Literary and Cultural Criticism
  • Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century
  • Encyclopedia of the Novel
  • Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American short Story
  • Columbia Dictionary of Modern European Literature
  • The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature
  • The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature, Third Edition
  • Handbook of African American Literature )
  • Encyclopedia of African Literature
  • Twentieth-Century Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900-2003
  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory (
  • Encyclopedia of Linguistics
  • OUP's A Shakespeare Glossary
  • The King James Bible
Database topics
American History; Sociology; Art, Architecture and Design; Language; American Literary Studies; Race and Ethnicity; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Journal/Periodical
CD-ROMs ; 4 3/4 in.
Portions of the database were published and sold separately as the Chicano periodical index; the Chicano index; Arte Chicano; the Chicano anthology index; and the Chicana studies index.
Beginning with Version 3.5, the coverage of the Chicano database on CD-ROM expanded to includes bibliographic information on Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Central American refugees as well as persons of Mexican heritage. Citations begin in mid-1960s and index terms are from the Chicano thesarus and are built into the system.
Green Library
Database topics
Language; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies
The Textbase of the Women Writers Project provides full-text access to works by women authors originally published 1400-1850.
Database topics
Uncategorized
Physical extent
1 online resource.
This concise version contains brief biographies of important authors, plot summaries of individual works, descriptions of important literary movements, and a wealth of information on other aspects of American literary life and history from the Colonial period to the modern era.
Database topics
American Literary Studies; General and Reference Works
Book
9 v. illus., facsims. 26 cm.
  • v. 1. Henry Adams to Donn Byrne.--v. 2. George W. Cable to Timothy Dwight.--v. 3. Edward Eggleston to Bret Harte.--v. 4. Nathaniel Hawthorne to Joseph Holt Ingraham.--v. 5. Washington Irving to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.--v. 6. Augustus Baldwin Longstreet to Thomas William Parsons.--v. 7. James Kirke Paulding to Frank Richard Stockton.--v. 8. Charles Warren Stoddard to Susan Bogert Warner.--v. 9. Edward Noyes Westcott to Elinor Wylie.
This ninth and final volume of an analytical bibliography of pre-20th-century American literature, contains information on the works of 14 authors, including prominent figures such as Walt Whitman and less well-known literary figures, as well as bibliographical studies of five US women writers.
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Green Library, Special Collections
Database topics
General and Reference Works; American Literary Studies; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Provides access to biographical essays focusing on all genres and time periods of American and British literature and selected other literatures. Essays discuss the lives and careers of authors and summarize critical responses to their work.