British Literature

American Doctoral Dissertations

A digital version of  the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by U.S. universities during coverage dates. Includes those universities that did not send their dissertations to UMI.  Taken from the print index, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities 1933-1955 and provides full page images of the original print index. May be searched by author, title, subject and university.  Beware that when Ebsco says PDF full text it is not full text of the dissertation but full text of the entry in Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities which is only a brief bibliographic record.

Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus Online

Provides researchers, teaching staff and students in the field of Medieval History with concise, essential information. This new online edition recreates the second print edition (2002) on Brill’s Dictionary Platform, providing French, English and German translations for every entry of a Medieval Latin concept and searches on lemma and full text: searches can be refined by century of use.

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Trial expires on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

British Literary Manuscripts Online

British Literary Manuscripts Online, c. 1660–1900 provides a digital archive featuring manuscripts dating from c. 1660 to 1900. Includes hundreds of thousands of pages of poems, plays, essays, novels, diaries, journals, correspondence and other manuscripts from the Restoration through the Victorian era. Provides an intimate look into the lives and works of more than 1,000 authors and delivers insights into the culture and context surrounding centuries of British Literary achievement

Queen Victoria’s Journals

Contains online digital images of every page in the entire sequence of Queen Victoria’s diaries, and provides full transcriptions and keyword searching of all journal entries. This website reproduces as high-resolution color images every page of the surviving volumes of Queen Victoria’s journals, along with separate photographs of the many illustrations and inserts within the pages

Electronic Enlightenment

This resource has been discontinued.

Mass Observation

Includes essays on British social history collected between 1937 and 1972 during a project called the Mass Observation. Includes photographs, file reports, diaries, and day surveys. Topic collections include: Film, reading habits, religion, victory celebrations, smoking habits, drinking habits, posters, reconstruction, family planning, sexual behavior, Beveridge social surveys, music, dancing and jazz, propaganda and morale, conscientious objection and pacifism, anti-Semitism,, leisure and sport. Parts included under Mass Observation Studies: File Reports 1937-1972, Topic Collections 1938-1965, Worktown Collection 1937-1940, Worktown Photos; and under Publications: Diaries and Personal Writings, Diaries 1939-1951, Day Surveys 1937-1938, Directive Replies 1939-1947.

Defining Gender, 1450-1910

Provides access to original British sources including ephemera, pamphlets, commonplace books, diaries, periodicals, letters, ledgers, manuscript journals, poetry, receipt books and conduct and advice literature. Includes contextual essays by scholars introducing the major themes of the project and provide direct hypertext links to the sources. Key topics covered are represented in five ‘sections’: Conduct and Politeness, Domesticity & the Family, Consumption & Leisure, Education & Sensibility and The Body.

Eighteenth Century Journals

The Baylor Libraries have added Part IV to this collection.  Portal to newspapers and periodicals c1685-1815 offers integrated access to the Hope Collection at the Bodleian Library, Oxford (Eighteenth Century Journals I), the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center University of Texas (Eighteenth Century Journals II) and the British Newspaper Library at Colindale, London and the Cambridge University Library (Eighteenth Century Journals III) and Chetham’s Library, Manchester and Brotherton Library, University of Leeds (Eighteenth Century Journals IV), and more.

Victorian Popular Culture

The Baylor Libraries have acquired the 4th component of this resource.  Discover original posters, books, pamphlets, audio clips, and early film covering various aspects of popular entertainment from Britain and America during the Victorian era. Introductory essays for each of the four collections covering spiritualism to music halls to moving pictures covering 1779 to the early 1930’s. Includes a chronology, biographies, glossary, and information on the various special collections which contributed to the resource.

ProQuest Research Companion

Developed by writing instructors and librarians, this resource consists of nine Learning Modules and seven interactive tools – designed to automate the basic parts of the research process. The multimedia-based learning modules engage students to think more critically and creatively about their research, while other interactive tools help students navigate through the research process more quickly to spend more time on the research that interests them most. ProQuest Research Companion adapts to all devices –- laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

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