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English & Literature Research Guide

English & Literature

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Ambrose Digital Streaming Video Collection of streaming video clips and full programs. The database includes all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays produced by BBC as well as additional films in history, social sciences, literature, fine arts, and the sciences. No more information
American Fiction, 1774-1920
(Gale)
Primary source archive of prose fiction written by Americans from the political beginnings of the United States through World War I. No more information
Artemis Primary Sources
(Gale)
Combines Gale primary source databases into one searchable environment. No more information
Arts & Humanities Citation Index
(Web of Science)
A multidisciplinary database indexing nearly 1,160 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, as well as relevant items from more than 6,800 major science and social science journals. Coverage: 1975-present. Yes more information
Chicago Manual of Style Online
(University of Chicago)
Online version of the 16th and 17th editions of the Chicago Manual of Style. Fully searchable. No more information
Dickens Letters
(InteLex)
The Letters of Charles Dickens, (1820-1870) 2nd edition. No more information
Early English Books Online (Text Creation Partnership)
(EEBOTCP)
Consists of 25,000+ open access texts from Early English Books Online. No more information
Eighteenth Century Collections Online Every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in Great Britain during the eighteenth century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. Yes more information
Harper's Digital Archives Full-text articles from this general-interest magazine covering literature, politics, culture and the arts. Coverage: 1850-Present No more information
Literature Resource Center
(Gale)
Database of overviews of important authors (from ancient times to the present) and scholarly critiques of their writings, including selected criticism and book reviews published in academic and literary journals. Yes more information
LitFinder
(Gale)
Database providing access to literary works and authors throughout history, including more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, plays, biographies, images, and more. Partial more information
MLA (Modern Language Association) International Bibliography
(Gale)
Subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore and linguistics. Links to some full-text where available. No more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture
(Gale)
Archive of primary documents related to the arts in the nineteenth century. No more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Children's Literature and Childhood
(Gale)
Archive of primary sources related to the experience of childhood in the nineteenth century. No more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Corvey Collection of European Literature
(Gale)
Archive of more than 9,500 full-text English, French and German Romantic-era titles sourced from the remarkable library of Victor Amadeus. No more information
Oxford English Dictionary 2nd edition of the 20-volume set. Includes meaning, history, & pronunciation of over 1/2 million words, both past and present. No more information
Oxford Handbooks Online Full text online versions of the Oxford Handbooks, available in seven complete subject modules: Business & Management, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Literature, Psychology, and History. Yes more information

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Academic Search Premier
(EBSCO)
Scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,000 full-text periodicals, including more than 2,800 peer-reviewed journals. Partial more information
Academic Video Online
(Alexander Street Press)
A single cross-searchable repository of Alexander Street Press online video titles currently available to Drake users. This includes American History in Video and World History in Video Yes more information
African American Studies Center Online
(Oxford)
Collection of articles focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. Limit of 5 simultaneous users. No more information
African-American Experience
(ABC-CLIO)
Encyclopedia of information about African American life and experiences. No more information
American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955
(EBSCO)
Searchable, open access database of dissertations from 1933-1955. Partial more information
American History in Video
(Alexander Street Press)
Historical coverage from the early history of Native Americans to the 1988 Vicennes Affair in the Persian Gulf. Biographical coverage ranges from eighteenth century to modern day figures. Yes more information
ArticleFirst
(OCLC)
Index of articles from the contents pages of journals in business, science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology and popular culture. Partial more information
Black Studies Center
(ProQuest)
Gateway to current and historical material on African-Americans, the African Diaspora and Africa including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, and historical newspaper articles. Partial more information
Book Citation Index
(Web of Science )
Allows cited reference searching of over 30,000 editorially selected books published since 2005 in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. (Part of the Web of Science Core Collection) No more information
Britannica Online Fully searchable version of this authoritative, general encyclopedia. It also includes the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Britannica Book of the Year. Yes more information
Cambridge Histories Online Online version of the prestigious Cambridge Economic Histories Online for Europe, Latin America, India, and the Greco-Roman world. Yes more information
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
(Web of Science)
This citation index covers conference literature in all scientific and technical fields, as well as all fields of social sciences, arts, and humanities. (Part of the Web of Science Core Collection) No more information
CQ Press Researcher Online Looking for a "hot topic" on which to do a research paper? This database is a great place to start! It offers pros & cons, background information, and in-depth analysis on a variety of topics, issues, and controversies currently in the news. Yes more information
Credo Reference Portal to over 500 highly regarded reference sources. Examples of sources covered include: Art, Business, Food & Beverage, History, Language, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Science, Social Sciences, and Technology. Yes more information
Current Contents Connect
(Web of Science)
Current awareness database provides access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, abstracts from recently published issues of scholarly journals, and evaluated websites. No more information
Data Citation Index
(Web of Science)
Indexes data studies and datasets across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences and links the datasets/studies with published literature. No more information
Duke University Press Journals Online (e-Duke Scholarly Collection) Provides access to 39 Duke University Press journals in the humanities and social sciences. Can search across the entire collection or search individual journals. Partial more information
Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639 - 1800 (Readex) Searchable monographs, pamphlets, broadsides, government documents and ephemera enable researchers to explore America's distant and not so distant past. Yes more information
Early American Imprints, Series I: Supplement from the American Antiquarian Society 1652-1800
(Readex)
Searchable monographs, pamphlets, broadsides, government documents and ephemera enable researchers to explore America's distant and not so distant past. No more information
eScholarShare (Drake University) Scholarly repository of Drake University. Includes 1000+ electronic theses & dissertations. Yes more information
Filmakers Library Online
(Alexander Street Press)
Collection of over 1,400 international documentary films made from 1974 to the present by independent filmakers from all over the world. They are feature length films, providing hundreds of hours of viewing and transcripts that scroll as the video plays. Yes more information
Gale Virtual Reference Library A collection of reference works on the Arts, Business, Education, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, and the Social Sciences. Yes more information
Global Issues in Context
(Gale)
A resource for international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. No more information
JSTOR More than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources Yes more information
JSTOR-19th Century British Pamphlets Collection This collection, as part of JSTOR, contains the most significant British pamphlets from the 19th century held in UK research libraries. Yes more information
LexisNexis Academic Provides over 9,000 full-text news, business, and legal sources. No more information
Marquis Who's Who in America Biographical information from various "Who's Who" series. Yes more information
Motif-Index of Folk Literature
(InteLex)
An index to themes and motifs in folk literature from Ireland to India. No more information
New York Times New York Times access 1851-present. Direct access to virtually all NY Times content from that time period. Requires a separate, one-time registration. For details, visit http://researchguides.drake.edu/nyt No more information
New York Times (LexisNexis) NYT, from 1930 to present (for older coverage, see "New York Times Historical Newspaper") For all articles from today's version, just click on "Today" in the date field and then "Search." No more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: British Politics and Society
(Gale)
Archive of primary source documents related to the political climate of Great Britain during the nineteenth century. No more information
Oxford Art Online Formerly Grove Art Online, this database provides access to The Dictionary of Art, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms plus links to more than 40,000 images. Limit of 5 simultaneous users. No more information
Oxford Reference Online Access to dictionaries & reference works in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Limit of 5 simultaneous users. Yes more information
Oxford Scholarship Online Ebooks Ebooks in 16 subject areas. No more information
Periodicals Archive Online
(ProQuest)
Archive of backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences, spanning more than two centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages. Yes more information
Project Muse Full-text of scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University and other university presses. Yes more information
RefWorks [Old Version] Bibliographic and citation tool for Drake students and faculty No more information
Sabin Americana 1500 - 1926 Primary source documents pertaining to North, Central & South America, the Arctic, Antarctica, & West Indies. Includes original accounts of exploration, pioneering, settlement, the western movement, military actions, Native Americans, slavery & abolition. Yes more information
The Listener - Historical Archive The Listener (1929-1991) was the weekly newspaper published by the BBC. The complete archive of this landmark publication is an essential witness to the intellectual and cultural history of the twentieth century. No more information
Times (London) Digital Archive The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2011, is Gale's online historical archive, delivering every page as published from 200 years of The Times (London) to your library. No more information
Very Short Introductions
(Oxford)
Concise introductions to a wide range of subjects. Yes more information
Web of Science Web of Science, a database that provides quick and powerful access to the world's leading citation databases and sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities research content. (Includes: Biosis Citation Index, Currents Contents Connect, Data Citation Index, Derwent Innovations Index, MEDLINE, SciELO Citation Index, Zoological Record, and the Web of Science Core Collection: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, Index Chemicus, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index.) Partial more information
Web of Science Core Collection A subset of databases within the Web of Science that provide access to the world’s leading citation databases, with multidisciplinary information from over 12,000 high impact journals and over 160,000 conference proceedings from around the world. (Includes: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, Index Chemicus, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index.) Partial more information
World History in Video Contains a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow you to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late 20th century. Videos are global in scope, and capture longer-term and multiple perspectives, so you can make connections across cultures and over time. Yes more information
WorldCat
(OCLC)
WorldCat is a catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. No more information
WorldCat Dissertations
(OCLC)
Bibliographic database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat No more information