English Language and Literature

Play Index

Alternative Titles
Play Ind., PI
Description

Covers more than 31,000 plays published individually or in collections from 1949 to the present, representing a wide range of plays written in or translated into English, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama. Allows searching for plays by title; author; subject (sisters, culture conflict, marriage); style (symbolism, experimental theater); genre (comedy, melodrama, musical); and cast type. Includes descriptive annotations with plot summaries, musical requirements, number of sets, scenery requirements, etc.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
Indexes plays written from antiquity to the present published from 1949 - present.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9521
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Evans Early American Imprint Collection - Text Creation Partnership (Evans-TCP)

Alternative Titles
Early American Imprints. Series I. Evans TCP
Description

The University of Michigan, NewsBank/Readex Co., and the American Antiquarian Society are cooperating in a Text Creation Partnership to create 6,000 accurately keyed and fully searchable SGML/XML text editions from among the 40,000 titles available in the Evans Early American Imprints Collection. Evans is the most significant collection of titles relating to the history of seventeenth and eighteenth century America, and the Text Creation Partnership seeks to create enduring digital text editions of the most frequently studied works.

The Evans collection consists of the works represented in the American Bibliography by Charles Evans which trace the history of the American colonies that would eventually become the United States. The corpus covers topics as diverse as temperance, witchcraft, slavery, diplomacy and music. The 40,000 works of the Evans corpus is a mainstay for understanding the development of Western culture in general and the Anglo-American world in particular.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1639-1800
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9531
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ArchiveGrid

Alternative Titles
Archive Grid
ArchiveGrid (RLG)
Earlier version of this database was called Archival Resources
Description

A guide to historical records, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world. Contains nearly a million collection descriptions contributed by thousands of libraries, museums, and archives. A combination of brief descriptions derived from catalog records in the RLG Union Catalog, and more detailed archival finding aids harvested from the Internet, including those that conform to the EAD (Encoded Archival Description) format standard.

Type
Catalog
Coverage
Current cumulative file. (Describes archival materials dated from prehistory to the present.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9331
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MLA International Bibliography

Alternative Titles
Modern Language Association International Bibliography
MLAIB
Description

The MLA International Bibliography is a subject index for books, articles and websites published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and film. It is produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), an organization dedicated to the study and teaching of language and literature. The electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to 1925 and contains over 2 million citations from more than 4,400 periodicals (including peer-reviewed e-journals) and 1,000 book publishers. It is compiled by the staff of the MLA Department of Bibliographic Information Services with the cooperation of more than 100 contributing bibliographers in the United States and abroad. Such international coverage is represented by literature from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America, and while the majority of records are from English-language publications, at least sixty other languages are represented including French, Spanish, German, Russian, Portuguese, Norwegian, and Swedish.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9243
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W. B. Yeats Collection (DLPS version)

Alternative Titles
W. B. Yeats Collection (Chadwyck-Healey version)
Description

The W. B. Yeats Collection database contains the major works of W. B. Yeats in all genres, including poetry, plays, criticism, and fiction, collected in 22 volumes. A single edition of each work, usually the last known to have been approved by Yeats, has been included. However, both of the widely different versions of A Vision (1925 and 1937) have been included.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9227
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Periodicals Index Online

Alternative Titles
PIO. Full text portion also called Periodicals Archive Online (PAO).
Previously called Periodicals Contents Index Fulltext (PCI, PCIFT).
Description

An index to over 20 million articles in more than 7,000 arts, humanities and social science journals, from their first issues through 2000. Includes full text of articles for 633 of the journals covered. Covers many older journals not indexed electronically anywhere else.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1665 - 2000. (Dates of coverage vary by journal title--most are from first issue to 2000.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9193
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Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Alternative Titles
EBBO
Description

When complete EEBO will contain page images of 125,000 volumes in all subject areas published in Great Britain or in the English language between 1475 and 1700, and represented in the English Short Title Catalog and Thomason Tracts.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1475 - 1700
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9047
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English Prose Drama (DLPS version)

Alternative Titles
English Drama (Chadwyck-Healey version)
Description

English Prose Drama contains more than 1,600 plays written by more than 350 different authors from the Renaissance to the end of the nineteenth century. Contains works acted on or intended for the stage that are either wholly or predominantly in prose. The database includes plays, masques, entertainments, and certain closet dramas. Includes both original works and adaptations and translations.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8971
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English Verse Drama (DLPS version)

Alternative Titles
English Drama (Chadwyck-Healey version)
Description

English Verse Drama contains more than 2,000 works by around 450 named authors and approximately 230 anonymous works, from the Shrewsbury Fragments of the late thirteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century. The database contains works acted on or intended for the stage that are either wholly or predominantly in verse. Masques, entertainments, translations and adaptations are included, along with certain closet dramas omitted from The English Poetry Full-Text Database.

The entire text of each verse drama is included. Any accompanying text written by the playwright and forming an integral part of the work, such as epigraphs, dramatis personae and notes, is generally also included, along with commendatory and prefatory poems by both the playwright and others.
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8973
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