Black Short Fiction and Folklore brings together 50,000 pages and an estimated 8,000 works of short fiction produced by writers from Africa and the African Diaspora from the earliest times to the present. The materials have been compiled from early literary magazines, archives, and the personal collections of the authors. Some 30 percent of the collection is fugitive or ephemeral, or has never been published before.
The project unifies an astounding variety of traditions ranging from early African oral traditions to today’s hip-hop. It covers fables, parables, ballads, folk-tales, short story cycles, and novellas—all the writings included will have fewer than 10,000 words.
A searchable database of all Greek texts from Homer to A.D. 600, and many texts dating to the period between A.D. 600 and the fall of Byzantium in 1453. The database contains more than 105 million words from over 10,000 works associated with 4,000 authors and is constantly updated and improved with new features and texts. Note: Individual registration required for advanced features.
Includes over 100 texts by major philosophers and political thinkers from ancient Greece to the 19th century--Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza, many 18th and 19th century English philosophers (Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Mill, et. al.), and others.
NOTE: this is an older version of Past Masters which does not contain new, added content. Please see the InteLex version for our complete holdings of electronic texts from Past Masters.
Scottish Women Poets contains full text of some 60 volumes of poetry from approximately 50 poets such as Agnes Lyon, Carolina Oliphant, Catherine Ward, Dorothea Primrose Campbell, Frances Chadwick, Margaretta Wedderburn, Jessie Stewart. Also included are bio-biographical sketches of most authors, a bibliography of essays and critical works, and a guide to web resources. Other content includes:
- A critical introduction establishing the critical and historical context for the poetry in this archive.
- A bibliographical introduction and a general bibliography.
- A bibliographical essay about the primary and secondary texts and criticism pertaining to Scottish women poets in this period, including links to Web resources where available.
- Selected secondary critical essays and reviews by major scholars such as Catherine Burroughs, Stephen Behrendt, Kari Lokke, Dorothy MacMillan, Donna Landry, Bridget Keegan, and Adriana Craciun.
A database of citations to over 13,000 liturgical titles printed in Europe between 1450 and 1600, with listings of holding libraries in the U.S. and Europe. It is designed for musicologists studying organ and choral music, art historians searching for named engravers and artists, general historians studying aristocratic patronage, scholars of poetry, and specialists in church history and early printed books. The records were created by the School of Music and are copyrighted by the University of Michigan Regents. The National Endowment for the Humanities supported this project. The RELICS database information is based upon personal inspections of books in most of the major research libraries of the U.S. and also libraries in a few selected European cities, bibliographies, and library catalogs.
Combined access to six databases containing full text of historical American books, newspapers & periodicals:
America's Historical Imprints, including Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans (1639-1800) and Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819)
Afro-Americana Imprints from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1535-1922
America's Historical Newspapers, including Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 2, 3, 6, and 7
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980
African American Periodicals, 1825-1995