English Language and Literature

American Poetry (Chadwyck-Healey version)

Alternative Titles
American Poetry Database (DLPS version)
AMPO
Description

American Poetry contains over 40,000 poems by more than 200 poets, covering the Colonial period to the early twentieth century, and drawn from over 1,200 printed sources. The collection begins with early Colonial poems such as John Wilson's 'A Song of Thanksgiving for the Lasting Remembrance of God's Wonderful Works' (1603), William Morrell's 'New England' (1625) and the complete works of Anne Bradstreet and Edward Taylor, and continues through to early twentieth-century writers such as Adelaide Crapsey and Vachel Lindsay. For the first time, major canonical poets, such as Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Phillis Wheatley, Walt Whitman and Herman Melville, and important literary groups, such as the Transcendentalists and the Knickerbocker school, can be read alongside substantial bodies of work by less familiar names such as Elizabeth Akers Allen, Richard Emmons, Lemuel Hopkins and Emma Lazarus.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11127
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African American Poetry (Chadwyck-Healey version)

Alternative Titles
African American Poetry (DLPS version)
Database of African American Poetry (Chadwyck-Healey version)
Database of African American Poetry (DLPS version)
DAAP
Description

African American Poetry contains nearly 3,000 poems by African American poets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It provides a comprehensive survey of the early history of African American poetry, from the earliest published African American poems to the works of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first African American poet to achieve national success and recognition. The authors and works included in the collection show the huge variety of this relatively unexplored area of American literary history: coverage includes writers from both North and South, from rural and urban backgrounds, and ranges from University-educated professionals to those for whom the very acts of reading and writing constituted a defiance of Southern slave laws. Generically, poems range from ballads, broadsides and humorous verse to Romantic odes, sonnets and historical epics.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11125
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Canadian Poetry

Description
Canadian Poetry has been created and published in collaboration with the Electronic Text Centre at the University of New Brunswick Libraries. Containing more than 19,000 poems by 177 poets drawn from over 700 printed sources, many of them rare and inaccessible outside Canada, the collection comprises essentially the complete canon of English-language Canadian poetry from the seventeenth century up to the early twentieth.
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11121
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Oxford Handbooks Online

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OHO
Oxford University Press Handbooks
Description

Fully indexed, cross-searchable database of research review articles from the Oxford Handbooks series published by Oxford University Press. Covers 14 subject areas including archaeology, business & management, classics, economics & finance, history, law, linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion, and criminology. 

Type
E-Book(s)
Handbook
Coverage
Includes all titles from subject areas listed above for 2012-present and select titles from multiple Oxford Handbooks series, published 2004-2012. Also includes selected chapters from forthcoming Oxford Handbooks not yet published in print format.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10935
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Dictionary of Irish Biography

Alternative Titles
DIB
Description
The Dictionary of Irish Biography, a collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland. It contains 9,014 signed biographical articles which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavour, including politics, law, religion, literature, journalism, architecture, painting, music, the stage, science, medicine, engineering, entertainment and sport.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10909
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First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Alternative Titles
The First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Description
The First World War Poetry Digital Archive is an online repository of over 4000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research. The heart of the archive consists of collections of highly valued primary material from major poets of the period, including Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Robert Graves, Vera Brittain, and Edward Thomas. This is supplemented by a comprehensive range of multimedia artefacts from the Imperial War Museum, a separate archive of over 6,500 items contributed by the general public, and a set of specially developed educational resources.
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10543
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Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

Alternative Titles
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare
Description

Contains more than 3,000 entries that offer commentary on Shakespeare's life and times, his plays and poems, and their interpretation around the world over the last four centuries. All of Shakespeare's plays from As You Like It and All's Well that Ends Well to King Lear and Hamlet are covered in major articles. There are concise descriptions of allusions in Shakespeare, well-known critics, great Shakespearian actors, characters in the plays, figures of speech, and much more. Longer articles explore topics such as Shakespeares birthplace, censorship, the Chamberlain's Men, film, and Shakespeare's reception in such countries as China, Italy, and the United States. 

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10483
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Literature Criticism Online

Alternative Titles
LCO, Children's Literature Review (CLR), Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism (CMLC), Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC), Drama Criticism (DC), Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800,
Shakespearean Criticism (SC), Short Story Criticism (SSC), Poetry Criticism (PC), Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism (NCLC), Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (TCLC)
Description

Provides online access to volumes from ten different series reproducing extensive excerpts from critical reviews of all kinds and periods of literature worldwide, including: Children's Literature Review, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.  Permits searching by author name, or name of work (novel, short story, play, poem, etc.) as well as by keywords.

Type
Article Index
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Includes all volumes in all series published through June 2014.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10383
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Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824-1900

Description

Wellesley is an index to the authorship of articles, and a bibliography of articles written by each contributor, and using each pseudonym. Citations of evidence are provided to support attributions of authorship, along with brief biographical and vocational details. 45 important monthly and quarterly titles are included, covering the period from the beginning of the Westminster Review in 1824 to the end of the century. The exception to this is the Edinburgh Review, which is indexed from first issue, in 1802. Wellesley does not index poetry.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1824-1900
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10337
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Gale Virtual Reference Library

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GVRL
Description

Provides online access to the complete full text of over 1,300 reference works from Gale, Macmillan, and other publishers. Includes hundreds of volumes in the Twayne's Authors and Scribner Writers series, plus: African American Almanac, Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Datapedia of the U.S., Dictionary of American History, Encyclopedia Judaica, Encylopedia of Religion, Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, World Press Encyclopedia, and many more.

Articles can be displayed in HTML with active hyperlinks, or as PDF facsimiles of pages from the original print edition. Individual titles are arranged by subject category, and also appear in Search Tools and Mirlyn separately. Searching can be done within an individual title, or across the entire collection.  Subject categories include:  Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, General Reference, History, Information and Publishing, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, Social Science, Technology, and Travel.

Type
Dictionary
Directory
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Statistics
Coverage
Recent editions.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10205
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