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  • 17th & 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
    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
    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 Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection
    1000s of titles dating from 1691 - 1877. Subjects include Afro-Americana, agriculture, children's literature, education, leisure and hobbies, Masonic works, medicine, religion, science and technology, the trades, and women's literature.
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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 Library Newspapers Parts I-V (1732-1950)
    Large collection of regional and local newspapers in Great Britain from 1732 to 1900, digitized from the holdings of the British Library. Full text and extensive illustrations of hundreds of British newspapers. 1732-1900.
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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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  • Cambridge Dictionary of Irish Biography
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    • Dictionary of Irish Biography
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  • Dictionary of American Regional English
    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 American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker
    Full-text of over 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides covering the political, social, cultural and geographic growth of the United States. Covers abolitionism, arts and literature, economic, religious, and scientific thought, and more. 1801-1819.
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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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  • 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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  • International Medieval Bibliography
    Provides citations to articles about Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in the period 400-1500. Citations to over 300,000 articles.
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    • IMB
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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. Includes 19th-Century British Pamphlets. Some back to late 1800s; most recent 2-5 years not available.
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  • Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950
    One of the most popular American illustrated weekly magazines of the 1920s-1950s. Containing over 17,000 articles and stories, this digital archive includes the complete 26-year run of the magazine, all scanned in full color and fully searchable. 1924-1950.
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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 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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  • Oxford African American Studies Center
    Over 10,000 scholarly encyclopedia articles, from titles like the Encyclopedia of African American History, the Encyclopedia of African American History, Black Women in America, and the African American National Biography.
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  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
    An illustrated collection of 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past, from the fourth century BC to the year 2000. 4th century BC-2000.
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    • Dictionary of National Biography
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  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
    Full-text of 20-volume Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.
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  • Oxford Reference Online
    100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works. Subjects include: biology; classics; computing; dance; earth sciences; economics; mythology; history; law; literature; medicine; opera; performing arts; politics; science, theater; and more.
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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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  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
    Indexes doctoral dissertations completed in the U.S. Includes some master"s theses and foreign language dissertations. Full text of many dissertations 1997-. For UConn, 2012-, see OpenCommons@UConn. Holdings start in 1861 and go to the present day. Full-text coverage is best starting in 1997, but full text of older dissertations can also be found.
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    • Dissertation Abstracts
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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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  • Scopus
    Scholarly journal articles and conference papers on any topic in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts & humanities. Includes cited references and h-index information. 1996-present for cited reference searching; partial coverage, without references, to 1823.
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  • Times Literary Supplement (TLS) Historical Archive (1902-2012)
    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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