English Language and Literature

First World War Poetry Digital Archive

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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, Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800,
Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism (NCLC), Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (TCLC)
Description

Provides searchable, online access to volumes from ten different series reproducing excerpts from critical reviews of all kinds and periods of literature, 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.

Type
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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Alternative Titles
GVRL
Description

Provides online access to the complete full text of over 100 reference works from Gale, Macmillan, and other publishers. Includes: 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 (see keywords below), and also appear in Search Tools and Mirlyn separately. Searching can be done within an individual title, or across the entire collection.

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

Alternative Titles
Contemporary Novelists (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of contemporary novelists, written by subject experts.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
7th edition 2001
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9923
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English Short Title Catalogue (British Library)

Alternative Titles
ESTC
Description
The 'English Short Title Catalogue' (ESTC) is a comprehensive, international union catalogue listing early books, serials, newspapers and selected ephemera printed before 1801. It contains catalogue entries for items issued in Britain, Ireland, overseas territories under British colonial rule, and the United States. Also included is material printed elsewhere which contains significant text in English, Welsh, Irish or Gaelic, as well as any book falsely claiming to have been printed in London. The database contains nearly 470,000 entries, and represents the holdings of some 2,000 libraries world-wide.
Type
Catalog
Coverage
1473-1800
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9883
Access
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Writers Directory 2005

Alternative Titles
Writers Directory 2005 (GVRL)
Description
This comprehensive resource features up-to-date bibliographical, biographical, and contact information for thousands of living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries typically include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information, and a bibliography. Contact information includes e-mail addresses where available. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Directory
Coverage
2005 Edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9661
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Modern American Literature

Alternative Titles
Modern American Literature (GVRL)
Description
Contains excerpts by noted critics on 489 of the most significant American authors of the twentieth century. Each author entry gathers a variety of critical approaches and shows the evolution of the critical reception of that author's work. The authors discussed exemplify the best American writing in a variety of genres, from poetry to expository essays, and reflect the diversity of the American experience in the twentieth century. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
5th Edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9655
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