English Language and Literature

Oxford English Dictionary (Third Edition)

Alternative Titles
OED
OED, 3rd Ed.; OED3; O.E.D.; Oxford English Dictionary, New Edition
OED, 3rd Ed.; O.E.D.; Oxford English Dictionary, New Edition
Historical Thesaurus of the OED
Description

New web version of the most complete and authoritative dictionary of the English language. Provides definitions, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words, past and present, from across the English-speaking world, with over 3 million quotations documenting how and when they have been used over time. Also incorporates the Historical Thesaurus of the OED, where words are arranged by their meaning rather than alphabetically.

Type
Dictionary
Coverage
Third Edition (in progress since 2000), with Second Edition (1989) entries (gradually being replaced).
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8747
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Dictionary of Literary Biography

Alternative Titles
DLB
Description
Contains full text essays outlining the lives and careers of American and British authors from all eras and genres and summarizing the critical response to their work. Includes lists of principal works by, and further readings about each author profiled.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current cumulative edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8737
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse

Description

A collection of Middle English texts including Chaucer's Canterbury Tales & Troilus and Criseyde, Langland's Piers Plowman, Malory's Morte Darthur, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Everyman, and many others. This collection of Middle English texts was assembled from works contributed by University of Michigan faculty and from texts provided by the Oxford Text Archive.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1100 -1500
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8727
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Black Short Fiction and Folklore from Africa and the African Diaspora

Alternative Titles
Black Short Fiction
Description

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.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
mid 1900's to the present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8721
Access
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Riverside Shakespeare

Description

This collection contains the full text of the complete works of Shakespeare as presented in the standard scholarly edition edited by G. Blakemore Evans. It does not include the introductory essays, footnotes and critical apparatus of the print edition.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
First edition of 1974
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8713
Access
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Faber Poetry Library (DLPS version)

Description
Contains the full-text of more than four thousand poems by over 40 British, Irish, and post-colonial poets of the twentieth century, including T.S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, James Joyce, and Sylvia Plath.Contains the full-text of more than four thousand poems by over 40 British, Irish, and post-colonial poets of the twentieth century, including T.S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, James Joyce, and Sylvia Plath.
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8709
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Scottish Women Poets

Alternative Titles
Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Description

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.

 

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1781 - 1905
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8697
Mobile Version
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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English Poetry Database (DLPS version)

Alternative Titles
English Poetry, Second Edition (Chadwyck-Healey version)
EPD
Description

This database comprises the works of almost 1,350 poets from 600-1900. Certain categories of material have been excluded from the database: translations into English verse after 1800, hymns published after 1800, works in languages other than English, etc.

NOTE: for this complete corpus plus additional texts, use English Poetry, Second Edition.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8641
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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