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  • 17th & 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers A Best Bet database
    The nearly one million pages of the more than 1,270 17th and 18th century newspapers, pamphlets, and proclamations gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817).
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    • 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
    • Burney Collection
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  • 17th & 18th Century Nichols Collection of UK Newspapers A Best Bet database
    The contents of more than 300 17th and 18th century English newspapers gathered by printer/collector John Nichols (1745-1826).
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    • Nichols Collection of 17th and 18th Century Newspapers
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  • Academic Search Premier
    Scholarly journal articles and popular magazines covering all topics. A great database for beginning searches. 1980s-present (dates may vary).
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  • American Periodicals Series 1740-1900 A Best Bet database
    Digitized images of over 1,000 American magazines and journals published between 1741-1900. Titles range from the scientific journal Medical Repository to Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal. 1740-1900.
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  • British Periodicals A Best Bet database
    The searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth.
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    • Early British Periodicals
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  • Cambridge Collections Online (CCO)
    Full-text of over 200 Cambridge Companions in Literature and Classics; and Philosophy, Religion and Culture. Includes over 2,200 essays on these topics. varies.
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  • Dictionary of American Regional English A Best Bet database
    The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) is the enhanced version of the six volume set published by Harvard University Press (1985-2013)
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    • DARE
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  • Dictionary of Old English Web Corpus
    Complete record of surviving Old English except for some variant manuscripts of individual texts. Comprises over 3,000 different texts. 428-1100 (approx.).
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  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans
    Full-text of over 37,000 books, pamphlets and broadsides. Provides information about life in 17th- and 18th-century America, such as agriculture, foreign affairs, literature, music, philosophy, religion, the Revolutionary War, temperance, and witchcraft. 1639-1800.
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  • Early English Books Online (EEBO)
    Virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere. 1475-1700.
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  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online
    Full-text of over 150,000 books published during the 18th Century. Covers history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more. 1701-1800.
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    • ECCO
    • Eighteenth Century Collections Online: Part II: New Editions
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  • Foundation Directory Online
    Profiles over 70,000 U.S.-based foundations, describing programs, areas of funding, types of support, recent grants made, etc.
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  • Gale Literary Sources A Best Bet database
    Full-text poems, stories, novels, and more. Biographies of authors, literary criticism, literary movements, and genres. Cross-searches Gale Virtual Reference Library, Literature Criticism Online, and Literature Resource Center.
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    • Artemis Literary Sources
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  • Iter
    Summarizes 250,000 articles and reviews published in 375 medieval and renaissance journals. articles about 400-1700 .
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  • JSTOR
    Essential scholarly journals in many academic fields, especially arts, literature, humanities, and biology. Some back to early 1900s; most recent 2-5 years not available.
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  • Literature Resource Center
    Biographical essays on more than 100,000 authors and criticism and interpretation of plays, novels, poetry and short stories.
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    • Gale Literature Resource Center
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  • Middle English Compendium
    Electronic Middle English Dictionary and HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse. Lexicon and usage for the period 1100-1500.
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  • MLA Directory of Periodicals
    Information on journals and series on the MLA Master List of Periodicals. current.
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  • MLA International Bibliography A Best Bet database
    Scholarly articles in literature and linguistics. Indexes over 6,000 national and international journals, as well as books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. From the Modern Language Association. 1926-current; selective coverage 1886-.
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  • Opera del Vocabolario Italiano
    Contains 1,369 vernacular verse and prose texts dated prior to 1375 from early masters of Italian literature, as well as lesser known and obscure texts by poets, merchants, and medieval chroniclers. through 1375.
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  • PhilPapers: Philosophical Research Online
    Comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers. PhilPapers hosts the largest open access archive in philosophy.
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  • Project MUSE
    Full-text of over 200 journals in classics, education, history, literature, math, philosophy, politics, religion, and visual and performing arts. 1829 ebooks in the social sciences and humanities.
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  • Reader's Guide Retrospective
    The most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States. 1890-1982.
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  • Teatro Español del Siglo de Oro
    Teatro Español contains hundreds of full-text theatrical plays and other works from the Spanish Golden Age (1500-1700). The entire text of each play is included. Dual language interface, Spanish-language content.
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  • Times Literary Supplement (TLS) Historical Archive (1902-2012) A Best Bet database
    The complete run of the Times Literary Supplement from 1902 to 2012. Five-year rolling wall (e.g., 2013 issues will be added in 2018, 2014 issues in 2019, etc.).
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  • World Shakespeare Bibliography Online A Best Bet database
    Summarizes books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media related to Shakespeare. 1962 to present.
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  • Wright American Fiction
    Full-text of works by Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Harriet Beecher Stowe along with forgotten authors. 1851-1875.
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