English Language & Literature: Other Suggested Resources

June 12, 2017

Nichols Collection of 17th & 18th Century Newspapers

Digital collection of early English news media from the 17th and 18th centuries. Includes an extensive collection of British newspapers, as well as monographs and other periodicals. To simultaneously search this resource along with Eighteenth Century Collections Online Vols. I & II, 17th-18th Century Burney Newspaper Collection, The Times of London Digital Archive, and The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, use the Gale Primary Sources search interface.

February 2, 2017

Lexicons of Early Modern English

Historical database of monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries, lexical encyclopedias, hard-word glossaries, spelling lists, and lexically-valuable treatises from 1480-1755. Useful for the study of the development of the English language.

April 26, 2016

Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present

Textbase for researching major figures and time periods in British women's fiction. The collection contains profiles of authors' lives, career chronologies, and in-depth bibliographies (but NOT full text of individual works of literature).

January 28, 2016

Drama Online

Digital collection of play scripts "from Aeschylus to the present day." Plays can be searched by a variety of criteria, including theme, genre, setting, and cast size. Also includes Globe on Screen, streaming versions of performances from Shakespeare's Globe.

December 1, 2015

Shakespeare Survey Online

Online collection of scholarly essays in Shakespeare studies and production. This resource is fully searchable across volumes or can be browsed by theme, volume, author, etc

October 7, 2015

Motif-Index of Folk Literature

Classification of narrative elements in folktales, ballads, myths, fables, mediaeval romances, jest-books, and local legends. The above links to the index (Volume 6). To directly access other individual volumes: Vol. 1; Vol. 2; Vol.

August 14, 2015

Loeb Classical Library

"Digital resource that mirrors the renowned Loeb print collection, showcasing more than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians. The online interface allows readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content."

April 17, 2015

Digital Theatre Plus

Streaming video of British theater productions plus supplementary study and teaching materials.

February 10, 2015

Historical Thesaurus of English

Database that organizes all the words in the 1300-year history of English into a vast hierarchy of meanings allowing users to pinpoint the range of meanings of words from Old English to the present.

January 7, 2015

World Cinema Collection

Streaming collection of feature films spanning the silent era through contemporary international cinema. Covers classic and contemporary cinema from Africa, Asia (primarily China, Japan, and India), Europe (including Soviet films), Latin America, and the Middle East. 


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