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ACLS Humanities E-Book

Contains over 3,300 humanities e-books. They are full-text searchable, but you can also browse the collection by title, author, or subject. Video Tutorial


Literature Resources from Gale Video Tutorial

Book Review Digest Plus (EBSCO)

A database of book summaries and book reviews from 1983-present. If you are unsure if a book is a reliable, authoritative resource, try looking it up in this database and see what the reviews say.

Cambridge Companions Online: Shakespeare Survey

A set of Cambridge e-books published from 1948 to the present about Shakespeare and his writing. The e-books contain essays about various Shakespeare plays, different aspects of his theatre, his historical context, his language, and more. You can download the chapters as PDFs. Video Tutorial

Cambridge Companions Online: The Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics

This collection offers over 2,000 comprehensive and accessible essays on major authors, periods and genres, written by experts in their fields. The Companions provide a quick, but substantive, introduction to particular areas of research. Video Tutorial

EEBO (Early English Books Online)

Includes over 125,000 scanned early English books. These include titles by John Locke, Captain John Smith, William Shakespeare, and many, many more. The e-books can be viewed in your browser or downloaded as PDF documents. Video Tutorial

Gale Virtual Reference Library

A large database of reference and primary sources covering a wide range of topics with sections of the e-books that can be viewed in a browser, heard as text to speech, or downloaded as PDF documents. Video Tutorial


Full-text electronic access to back issues of core journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences Video Tutorial

Literary Encyclopedia

A unique digital environment designed to integrate current knowledge of literature and culture and facilitate the understanding of historical contexts and connections. Video Tutorial

Literature Criticism Online

Extensive compilation of literary commentary spanning several centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals - in an online format that replicates the print originals. Video Tutorial

Literature Resource Center

Up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on writers in all disciplines, from all time periods, and from around the world Video Tutorial


Literary works and secondary-source materials, including full-text poems and poetry citations as well as short stories, speeches, and plays that cover world literature and authors throughout history. Video Tutorial

Loeb Classical Library

An interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing, virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church Fathers who made particular use of pagan culture — in short, our entire Greek and Latin Classical heritage is represented here with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations. Video Tutorial

MagillOnLiterature Plus

Full text articles on authors worldwide who have made important contributions to the areas of fiction, poetry, drama, and philosophy. Also contains critical analyses and brief plot summaries of the most studied works in the history of literature. Video Tutorial

MLA International Bibliography

Listing of scholarly books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics with coverage back to 1881 and some full-text availability Video Tutorial

North American Theatre Online

This covers all major parts of the Canadian and American Theatre. It includes records on tens of thousands of plays and productions, over 50,000 people, 5,000 theatres, and 2,000 production companies, and has over 10,000 images and scrapbooks. Video Tutorial

Oxford English Dictionary

A dictionary of the English language. Also contains extensive etymologies, timelines, a historical thesaurus, and browsing functionality. Includes extra features such as the ability to save searches and entries, create citations, and view sources.

Oxford Scholarship Online E-Book Collection in Literature

A collection of Oxford e-books about American literature, European literature, literary movements, literary theory, and more. The e-books can be viewed in your browser or downloaded as chapter PDFs. Video Tutorial


An index of worldwide conference proceedings. Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop, and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre. Coverage: 1993-present.

Project MUSE: Humanities & Social Science

Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, affordable, and user-friendly online access to a number of high quality humanities and social sciences journals from many scholarly publishers. Video Tutorial