Widely regarded as the most authoritative and comprehensive dictionary of English in the world. In addition to providing present-day meanings, the OED is a historical dictionary which traces the evolution of words (and the English language) over the last 1500 years through 3 million quotations from a wide range of sources.
A collection of literary content including author biographies, literary criticism, work overviews, and more through an integrated search of the Literature Resource Center, Scribner Writers, and Twayne’s Authors.
A collection of works of English and American literature from the eighth century to the present day, plus biographical and bibliographical information and key works of criticism and reference. Also includes links to literary web resources. Contains biographies of 4393 authors.
Includes: African American Poetry, American Drama 1714–1915, American Poetry, Annual Bibliography Of English Language And Literature, 1920– (Abell), Canadian Poetry, Early American Fiction 1789–1850, Early American Fiction 1789–1875, Early English Prose Fiction, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, English Drama (including Shakespeare), English Poetry, The Faber Poetry Library, King James Bible, Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Twentieth-Century African American Poetry, Twentieth-Century American Poetry, Twentieth-Century English Poetry.
Search interface: Chadwyck-Healey.
Also contains criticism (journal articles), Reference works, Biographies, Bibliographies, Websites, video clips of poets reading their own and other poets' work, Shakespeare audio plays.
A detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the coverage is international and includes almost 60 titles from J-STOR’s language and literature collection as well as links to full text. Date coverage: 1923 to present. Updated quarterly. Citations only.
Coverage includes: Critical monographs and book collections; over 4,400 journals; Materials in any language, from any country in the world; Dictionaries, catalogues, handbooks, bibliographies, indexes, and other reference works; Published working papers, conference papers, and conference proceedings; Citations of dissertations from Dissertations Abstracts International; Handbooks, anthologies for teaching, syllabi, textbooks, and curriculum guides; Scholarly websites, online bibliographies and electronic monographs; Any work that is of interest to scholars in these fields, whether it is written for a scholarly or more general audience.
An index to short stories written in or translated into English that have appeared in collections and selected periodicals. Indexes over 96,000 stories, with full text of over 4,000. Enables searching by author, title, subject, keyword, date, literary technique, source, or any combination; subject access includes theme, locale, narrative technique or device (such as surprise ending, parody, story-within-a-story) and genre. Coverage dates: Indexing 1984+, “select” Full Text 1994+
Indexes short stories published in more than 4,200 collections and anthologies, plus stories that appear in periodicals. The periodicals are those indexed in Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature and Humanities Index. Search interface: EBSCOhost