British Literature


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

The Browning Letters

This is an unparalleled collection of correspondence written and received by the Victorian poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Featuring materials from the collection of the Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University and the holdings of Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, the letters in this collection are browsable and searchable by date, author, and first line of text. The project is funded in part by the Bob and Anna Wright Endowed Fund.

Victorian Popular Culture — Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema

Adding a 4th section to Victorian Popular Culture, this resource provides coverage of Victorian and Edwardian visual entertainments, early optics, magic lantern shows, panoramas, dioramas, early photography, and early motion pictures and includes objects, ephemera, books and journals.

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Trial expires: Thursday, December 27, 2012

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

Eighteenth Century Journals Portal

This resource was on trail in spring 2011 and is on trial again.

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. Note: The “download entire document in PDF” option is not available during trials. However, users can still view and print images from the collections.

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Trial expires: Tuesday, October 09, 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

Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003

A full facsimile run of the world’s most iconic illustrated newspaper that includes over 260,000 pages, including specials and presentation pieces.

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Trial expires: Friday, February 24, 2012

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