This guide is intended to direct you to fundamental resources to use when performing research in the area of English Literature from Classicism to Romanticism.The resources here are by no means comprehensive, but are intended to help you achieve a sound start to your work.
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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 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.
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Also contains criticism (journal articles), Reference works, Biographies, Bibliographies, Websites, video clips of poets reading their own and other poets' work, Shakespeare audio plays.