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Featured Databases

African American Poetry Database
Contains the full-text of nearly 3,000 poems written between 1760 and 1900.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

American & English Literature
Contains works of poetry, drama, and prose. Specific subcollections include African-American Poetry 1700-1900, American Drama, Early American Fiction 1774-1850, Bibliography of American Literature, etc.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

American Poetry
Complete postic works of more than 200 American writers, containing approximately 35,000 poems.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Annual Bibliography of English Language
Covers all aspects of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day. Off-campus access is also available.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Bible in English
The full text of 21 editions of the Bible written in English. Can be searched by contents, keyword, and parallel text (by chapter).
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Bibliography of American Literature
Contains records of nearly 40,000 literary works of 281 significant authors from the Revolution era through 1930.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry
Comprehensive resource on poetry with access to poems, authors, commentaries, history & criticism, as well as audio files of selected poems.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Contemporary Authors
Includes biographical sketches of more than 120,000 authors from across the world.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Dictionary of Literary Biography
Include essays on more than 6,000 authors and presents bibliographic information about each author's writings as well as sources for further reading.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Dictionary of Old English Web Corpus
Provides the ability to look up words in Old English (600 - 1150).
(Available to KSU authorized users at Kent, Salem, and Stark)

Early English Books Online (1473 - 1700)
"Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700."
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare
Eleven complete editions of Shakespeare's works from the 1623 First Folio to the late Nineteenth Century, with additional printings of specific plays and over 100 adaptations by other playwrights.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Eighteenth Century Fiction
96 works of British prose written between 1700 and 1780.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

English Poetry Database
Contains over 165,000 poems drawn from 4,500 printed sources.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

English Prose Drama
Covers a chronological period of more than 450 years and contains more than 1,800 plays.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

English Short Title Catalogue
English Short Title Catalogue describes works printed in any language in England or its dependencies produced prior to 1801.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

English Verse Drama
Contains more than 1,500 works by around 450 named authors and approximately 230 anonymous works.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

... For Students Series
The following databases from Gale provide summary information, background information, and literary criticism for major works by genre.

Drama for Students
Novels for Students
Poetry for Students
Short Stories for Students

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature
Covers world authors from many periods and genres, building an understanding of the various contexts -- from the biographical to the literary to the historical -- in which literature can be viewed.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Humanities International Index
Bibliographic references to over 700 literary, scholarly and creative journals published in the United States and Canada. Off-campus access is also available.
(Available to authorized Stark Campus users)

Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (1842 - Current)
Includes literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance, provides citations for books, journal material and essays, and includes access to an online edition of Paul Oskar Kristeller's "Iter Italicum".
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Literary Reference Center
Information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Off-campus access is also available.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center provides access to: full-text scholarly articles, book reviews, biographical essays, full text of thousands of poems and short stories published in contemporary journals and magazines, overview essays on thousands of books and literary topics, links to editorially selected websites on authors and their works, pictures, audio interviews and more.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Literature Criticism Online
Provides online access to the full-text to all 10 of the Thomson Gale Literature Criticism Reference Sets, including Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Shakespeare Criticism, etc. Provides access to criticism (excerpts or full-text) published from an author's own time to the present as well as biographical and bibliographical information.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

MLA Directory of Periodicals
Lists over 4400 periodicals in the areas of literature, language, linguistics, and folklore that are covered regularly in the MLA International Bibliography. Off-campus access is also available.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

MLA International Bibliography
Provides over a million citations to scholarly publications in literature, modern languages, and linguistics. Off-campus access is also available.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues.
(Available to authorized Stark Campus users)

OED: Oxford English Dictionary
OhioLINK resource: lists all English words (about 1 million) from Middle Ages to the present and defines their meanings at specific times in history. Off-campus access is also available.
Available to KSU authorized users)

Oxford Bibliographies
Offers bibliographies (research guides) in the fields of American Literature, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Reformation, and Victorian Literature.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Contains biographies of over 57,000 people related to the history of Great Britain.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Oxford Reference Online
Contains entries from over 100 major discipline-related dictionaries and other publications from Oxford University Press. Coverage includes the sciences, foreign languages, art and architecture, politics, business, literature and more. Off-campus access is also available.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Salem Literature
Online access to Salem Press' Critical Insight series, which includes critical essays of English language authors and works.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Short Story Index
Indexes nearly 100,000 stories with full text access to about 4,000.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Something About the Author
This reference work is a comprehensive resource about authors and illustrators of children's and young adult books.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Thesaurus of the English Language
Derived from two versions of Roget's thesauri, the OhioLINK Thesaurus of the English Language is a general thesaurus intended to help writers improve their writing by providing numerous synonyms to thousands of words.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Women Writers Online
Contains more than 320 texts published by women authors between 1526 and 1850.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Internet Sites

Banned Books Online
Bartleby
Bibliomania
Cambridge History of English and American Literature
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Electronic Archives for Teaching the American Literatures
Electronic Poetry Center
Electronic Text Center
English Departments Worldwide
HTI American Verse Project
Jane Austin Information Page
Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies
Lewis Carroll Home Page
Literary Resources on the Net
Project Gutenberg
Pulitzer Prizes
Smoop
William Blake Archive

Local Resources

Libguides for the following courses:

Bibliographies:

African American Literature Bibliography
American Literature Bibliography
British Literature Bibliography
Children's & Young Adults Bibliography
Drama and Theatre Bibliography
Fiction Bibliography
General Literary Criticism Bibliography
Literary Biography Bibliography
Literary Definition Bibliography
Poetry Bibliography
Speeches, Press and Quotes Bibliography
William Shakespeare Bibliography
Women's Literature Bibliography

Books and Audio/Visual Materials in KentLINK ...
with a subject heading of english language

Periodicals in KentLINK ...
with a subject heading of english language--periodicals

Books and Audio/Visual Materials in OhioLINK ...
with a subject heading of english language

Periodicals in OhioLINK ...
with a subject heading of english language--periodicals

Electronic Journals for Language and Literature

Recent Stark Campus Library English Purchases

Stark Campus Department of English Web Page
Kent Campus Department of English Web Page