British Literature


Gale Artemis. Literary Sources

Provides a single search site for seven different and very useful full-text resources in literature covering biography and criticism of major authors and literary works from classical Greek and Roman literature to contemporary works; all languages and most countries are represented. Among the individual titles included are: Contemporary Authors (biographical information and lists of published works), Dictionary of Literary Biography (in- depth essays on an author’s life and influences, and his/ her works), Literature Criticism Online (excerpts from critical essays and reviews of major works from poetry, drama, prose, and short story, and children’s literature), the Scribner Writers Series and the Twayne’s Authors Series (which provide in-depth book-length studies of an author and her works), Something About the Author (information on children’s authors and illustrators), and other sources with briefer information. Search all titles at once or select individual title(s) via a checkbox. Simple keyword search or advanced search by author, specific work, and subject. Limits by document type (article, book, etc.), language of publication, and date.

Colonial America

Provides access to the National Archives (UK) files of original correspondence on British colonies in North America and the Caribbean. These files (from the CO 5 section of the National Archives) include the correspondence, charters, military documents, pamphlets, instructions to officials and other documents between the Board of Trade in the UK and the Secretaries of State in the various colonies. This information discusses the growth and development of colonial institutions, trade, piracy, religious issues, slavery and the slave trade, and settler’s relations with the Native Peoples.

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Trial expires on Thursday, November 5, 2015.

Digital Temple

Provides diplomatic transcriptions of Herbert’s collection of poems known as The Temple as they are found in two manuscript versions and the first printed edition. High quality digital copies of both of the manuscripts and the first printed edition are available for viewing. All have been transcribed in modern English spelling. Users may look at any of the three versions alone, or the poems may be viewed individually or side-by-side to allow for comparison. The collection may be searched by keyword with results from each version displayed side-by-side and the searched text highlighted. Includes introduction and documentation.

Journal of Emily Shore

Provides the first complete presentation of the transcribed journals of Emily Shore, a young Victorian woman of extraordinary talent. Emily Shore read widely – economics, botany, zoology – and was an amateur botanist and ornithologist who catalogued the natural world around her home and wrote essays on bird behavior. She also wrote poetry and plays and was a keen observer of life and culture before her death at the age of 19 from tuberculosis. Her journals cover the the years 1831 – 1839 (ages 11 – 19) and include two of the journals which were not know at the time of the printed edition. Supplemented with maps and illustrations. Would provide an interesting comparison with the same years from Queen Victoria’s Journals, which Baylor also owns

Letters of Matthew Arnold

Presents a full-text, searchable edition of 4,000 letters written by the Victorian critic and poet. Correspondence is annotated and may be searched by author or recipient, date, or keyword. Allows for wild card and proximity searching (“light*” and “dark*” within X number of words of each other). Includes a chronology of Arnold’s life and scholarly introduction to the correspondence.

Letters of Christina Rossetti

Provides full-text access to the letters of Christina Rossetti; based on the 4 volume published correspondence edited by Anthony H. Harrison. Searchable by recipient, date, or keyword. Allows for wild card and proximity searching (“light*” and “dark*” within X number of words of each other). Includes a chronology of Rossetti’s life and scholarly introduction to the correspondence.

Web of Science Core Collection

The Baylor Libraries recently acquired additional backfiles for this resource, moving the years of indexed content to 1965 to present for the Science Citation Index and the Social Sciences Citation Index.  Previously, the indexed content was 1970 to present).

Illustrate London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003

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

Nineteenth Century Collections Online

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

Illustrated London News

This full-color online archive contains every issue of the world’s first illustrated weekly newspaper providing perspective on British life. Includes all Special Numbers and Reports – reproduced in high-quality color facsimile images.

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Trial expires on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

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