American Literature


Humanities Source

This resource was on trial and has now been acquired by the Baylor Libraries.

Literary Reference Center

“Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), more than 460 literary journals, more than 693,000 book reviews, nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,500 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.” — from EBSCO service web page

Early American Imprints. Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1801-1819

“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 rare and unique items represent a remarkable enrichment of the Readex digital edition of Early American Imprints.”–Publisher’s web site.

Periodicals Index Online

This resource has moved from the Chadwyck Healey search interface to the ProQuest search interface.

Humanities Source

The extensive collection features full text for journals, high-quality indexing and in-depth abstracts for thousands of journals, and indexing for hundreds of thousands of articles, including book reviews. It also provides full text plus abstracts and bibliographic indexing for the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, including feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama and poetry, books review, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs.

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Trial expires: Friday, March 15, 2013

Books and Authors

This database lists over 100,000 recommended fiction and non-fiction book titles, many with plot summaries and awards information. Search by genre, subject, author, title, series, and more. Includes author biographies. Use “My Reading Room” to create, maintain and share lists of your favorite authors or titles or your own written book reviews.

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Trial expires: Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Short Story Index

This indexes all the important collections and anthologies of short stories that are published each year. All literary genres are covered.

Duke University Press Journals Online

Provides online access to the full text of 42 humanities and social science journals.

London Review of Books

Since 1979, the London Review of Books has stood up for the tradition of the literary and intellectual essay in English. Each issue contains up to 15 long reviews and essays by academics, writers and journalists. There are also shorter art and film reviews, as well as poems and a lively letters page. A typical issue moves through political commentary to science or ancient history by way of literary criticism and social anthropology.

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Trial expires: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Last year, EBSCO Publishing bought HW Wilson.  EBSCO is in the process of migrating all Wilson databases to the EBSCOhost platform.  The following Wilson databases acquired by the Baylor University Libraries have been moved to the EBSCOhost platform:

The remaining Wilson databases should be migrated to the EBSCOhost platform before the end of February 2012, and include the following resources acquired by the Baylor University Libraries:

  • Children’s Core Collection
  • Fiction Core Collection
  • Middle and Junior High Core Collection
  • Public Library Core Collection Nonfiction
  • Senior High Core Collection

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