British Literature


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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British Literary Manuscripts Online

Provides a digital archive featuring manuscripts dating from c. 1120 to 1900. Includes hundreds of thousands of pages of poems, plays, essays, novels, diaries, journals, correspondence and other manuscripts from the Medieval era 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. The two parts — British Literary Manuscripts Online, Medieval and Renaissance and British Literary Manuscripts Online, c. 1660–1900 — can be searched as a whole or individually.

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Trial expires: Monday, March 24, 2014

Oxford Bibliographies. British and Irish Literature

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on British and Irish Literature. Introductory essay provides a review of current research trends and issues. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a “My OBO” function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies.

English Historical Documents Online

Online access to the print series, edited by David C. Douglas, representing a magisterial survey of British history, covering the years 500 to 1914 and including around 5,500 primary sources, all selected by leading historians Editors. The sources include treaties, statutes, declarations, government and cabinet proceedings, military dispatches, orders, acts, sermons, newspaper articles, pamphlets, personal and official letters, diaries and more. Each section of documents and many of the documents themselves are accompanied by editorial commentary. The sources cover a wide spectrum of topics, from political and constitutional issues to social, economic, religious as well as cultural history.

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Trial expires: Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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: Monday, January 13, 2014

 

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