Drama Online. RSC Live Collection

Streaming live screenings of Shakespeare productions recorded live at Stratford-upon-Avon by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Includes transcripts and contextual information.

Contemporary Authors is no longer available. Content from Contemporary Authors can be found in the Literature Resource Center.

19th Century UK Periodicals

Provides access to full-text of British and Commonwealth magazines from the 19th century. Two series: Part I: New Readerships, explores the growing and varied magazines devoted to audiences of women, children, sports enthusiasts, and other popular audiences. Part II: Empire, charts the growing expansion of British publishing and interests across its growing empire with magazines from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, and South Africa. Also includes the publication Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals, which details periodical prices, publishers, editors, printers, circulation, size, allowing for research into the extent of readership and publishing history of British journals. Primary source.

British Literary Manuscripts Online

The Baylor Libraries have added additional content to this resource. Below is the new description.

Provides a digital archive featuring literary manuscripts dating from roughly 1120 to 1900. Literary works from Aesop’s Fables through Charles Dickens are included. Coverage is mostly British (and early American/British) works and authors, but there are French, Roman, Italian, and other nationalities represented. View images of literary and religious works, poems, plays, essays, novels, diaries, and journals. Search may include both collections (medieval and Renaissance works, or 1660 – 1900) or either collection alone. Browse by author or search by author, title, or person as subject; limits to century, years, or to any of the eight source libraries from which images were scanned.

Drama Online. RSC Live Collection

Streaming live screenings of Shakespeare productions recorded live at Stratford-upon-Avon by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Includes transcripts and contextual information.

Grand Tour (Marlborough, England)

Access primary sources describing the culminating educational event for young men (and sometimes women) during the 18th century – the “Grand Tour” of Europe’s cultural heritage. Manuscript, printed, and visual works from travel diaries, correspondence, sketchbooks, and printed volumes provide the reactions and activities of British tourists to key European cities. Also covers travel writing from 1550 to 1850. Keyword and advanced search options with limits for date, format of material, and source library. Introductory essays on the nature of the Grand Tour, the educational expectations, the primary cities, and a dictionary of travelers add depth to this resource. Maps, art images, and photographs. Adam Matthew. Primary Sources.

Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online

Provides information on the history of the early modern period, roughly 1450 1850. Takes a global approach to history, both in terms of countries and subjects covered. The scope is reflected in the ten broad subject areas: state/political authority, global interaction, law & constitution, lifestyles & social change; economy, natural sciences & medicine, culture & communication, churches & religious culture, literature/art/music, and environment & technological change. Written from a European perspective, the bibliographies include international scholarship in all European languages. The English version is a work in progress. Articles will be added as the translations become available.

Oxford Bibliographies. Literary and Critical Theory

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on literary and critical theory. Introductory essay provides a review of current research trends and issues. Entries for individuals, movements, schools of thought, and critical concepts. 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.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers. Black Newspapers Collection

Search the full-text of nine major African American newspapers – Chicago Defender, The Baltimore Afro-American, New York Amsterdam News, Pittsburgh Courier, Los Angeles Sentinel, Atlanta Daily World, The Norfolk Journal and Guide, The Philadelphia Tribune, and Cleveland Call and Post. Dates available vary for each newspaper based on their individual histories but collectively cover from 1893 – 2005. Track local, regional, national, and international events; arts, history, military issues, civil rights, social news, popular culture and more. Search by keyword (including personal names and titles of works or groups and movements), words in title or full- text. Limit search by dates of publication, article type (including ads), and specific newspaper within the collection.

Oxford Bibliographies. African American Studies

Provides introductory essays and critical, annotated bibliographies to the most important works on the topic covered. Very useful for introductions to the scholarship of a field and key critical works.

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