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Large, interdisciplinary collection of journal articles - additional in-depth, scholarly treatments of specific works or themes in that author's output, useful for articles in sociological disciplines not covered by the MLA Bibliography.
MLA International Bibliography
The core collection of scholarly information for literature - specialized journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, and conference proceedings for in-depth treatments of your author or work.
Full-text archive of high-quality scholarly journals in the humanities, including many core journals in literature and cultural studies.
Oxford English Dictionary
Covers words from across the English-speaking world, tracing their origin and history, including earliest recorded usage, through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of sources.
Early English Books Online
Virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700, with digital facsimile page images.
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Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
Excellent overviews of literary movements, theories, critics, and concepts. Need a quick overview of aesthetics, structuralism, Gramsci, or gender theory? Check here.
Literature Resource Center
Basic reference source - critical overviews and selected criticism on a particular author, giving a grounding in who the author is and what they were known for.
Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature
Excellent starting point for authoritative overviews of authors and topics.
Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature
Excellent starting point for authoritative overviews of authors and topics
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Cambridge Histories Online
Completely searchable full text of more than 300 volumes in the Cambridge Histories series. Explore American and British history, ancient history, Islamic history, economic history, the histories of philosophy, science, music, literature, religion, social histories, and much more.
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