English Language & Literature: Other Suggested Resources

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. 

December 17, 2014

Ambrose Digital Streaming - Drama Collection

Streaming collection of major drama and theater resources. Titles available are all 37 of the BBC Shakespeare Plays, A History of Great Playwrights, and Hollywood's Greatest Directors. All titles feature closed captioning.

December 16, 2014

State Papers Online, 18th Century 1714-1782

Collection of digitized British government records from the National Archives of the UK. These full-color manuscript scans cover the reigns of George I and George II, and part of the reign of George III. The content details the inner workings of the government during such major events as the Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745, the Seven Years' War, and the majority of the American Revolutionary War.


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