The "Criticism and Reference" search includes ABELL and references from articles and books. Many cited journals are available in full text. Literature Online also includes the full text of many works from American and British literature.
Has definitions for most of the words in the English language but also information on their origins and quotations showing their range of meanings from the time they entered the language to the present.
A full-text searchable database of articles on individual critics and theorists, critical and theoretical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods.
Literary Research Guide
by James L. Harner
Publication Date: 2008
This reference guide evaluates important reference materials in English studies.
Incorporates the major developments in language study which have taken place since the mid 1990s, including the rise of electronic communication in all its current forms from email to texting, and the crisis affecting the world's languages.
Every significant work published in English from 1475 to 1700. Searchable text and page images of books, pamphlets, prayer books, proclamations, almanacs, calendars,etc. in all subjects. See also Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800. Access on this platform will end in Dec 2019
Searchable full text and page images for books, almanacs, broadsides, magazines, pamphlets, etc in any language from the British Isles and North America, and in English from the rest of the world. See also Early American Imprints.
A global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long 19th century. Content consists of monographs, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics, etc. in both Western and non-Western languages.
Full text of over 250,000 poems, mostly in English, but also including poems in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Information about and citations from thousands more poems, plus biographies of poets and analyses of poems.