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Articles

  • The MLA International Bibliography is a subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. It is produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), an organization dedicated to the study and teaching of language and literature. Literatures from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America are represented , and while the majority of records are from English-language publications, many Italian authors, journals and books are represented in this database.
  • JSTOR provides access to full-text, full-image, scholarly literature. The growing database contains the archives of major research journals in a variety of academic disciplines. JSTOR offers the scanned image of each journal page as it was originally designed, printed, and illustrated. Coverage for each journal starts with the very first issue, many of which date from the 1800's. For any overview of search strategies see JSTOR's Search Help.   Content dates from the first issue of a journal to approximately 5 years ago, so JSTOR is not a source for the most current articles.
  • ITER's bibliography includes literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Citations for books, journal material (articles, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogues, abstracts and discographies) are included, as are citations for essays in books (including entries in conference proceedings, festschriften, encyclopedias and exhibition catalogues). For a complete list of titles indexed, click here.
  • Periodicals Archive Online is an archive of hundreds of digitized British and European journals published in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
  • International Medieval Bibliography (IMB) is the leading interdisciplinary bibliography of the European Middle Ages, covering Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in the period 400-1500.  The database provides coverage of some 4500 periodicals and 5000 miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections, Festschriften and exhibition catalogues). All articles are classified with full bibliographical details and subject classifications and indexing familiar to medievalists.

Dictionaries

Handbooks

Literary Criticism

  • This database contains formal treatises on criticism and aesthetics, discourses on the character or practice of specific genres, theories of imagination, genius and taste, literary biography, criticism and literary history that expresses important general, arguments and precepts, literary prefaces and dedications, rhetorical treatises, poetry which expresses or implies rules of composition or standards of judgement, theoretical works in disciplines other than English literature which have had a major, influence on literary theory.

  • A database of ten encyclopedic sets of literary criticism (Contents include: Contemporary literary criticism -- Twentieth-century literary criticism -- Nineteenth-century literature criticism -- Shakespearean criticism -- Literature criticism from 1400 to 1800 -- Classical and medieval literature criticism -- Poetry criticism -- Short story criticism -- Drama criticism -- Children's literature review).

    While some full text content is not available online, comprehensive coverage can be found in the print editions located in the Weldon Reference Collection.