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AustLit : the resource for Australian literature (connect | more information)

AustLit is a collaboration between eight Australian Universities and the National Library of Australia providing authoritative information on hundreds of thousands of creative and critical Australian literature works relating to more than 75,000 Australian authors and literary organisations. Its coverage spans 1780 to the present day. AustLit indexes and describes Australian literature published in a range of print and electronic information sources. It also makes available selected critical articles and creative writing in full text. Researchers, bibliographers and librarians, working around the country, gather information about Australian writers and writing, providing authoritative information on and facilitating access to Australian literature--URL:

Contemporary authors (connect | more information)

This worldwide database provides comprehensive biographical and bibliographical information on authors from all genres including fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, and television. Current writers, as well as the most studied literary figures of the early 20th century, are featured.

Early English books online (connect | more information)

This database gives full text reproduction access to the works (over 125,000 titles) listed in: Pollard & Redgrave, Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) ; Wing, Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) ; and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661). The works in this collection are presented as images, which may be viewed online, or downloaded in PDF format.

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  • Eighteenth century collections online (connect | more information)

    Eighteenth Century Collections Online delivers every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in Great Britain during the eighteenth century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. It includes a variety of materials from books and directories, Bibles, sheet music and sermons to advertisements and works by many well-known and lesser-known authors, all providing a diverse collection of material for the researcher of the eighteenth century.

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  • Literary index (connect | more information)

    A master index to the major literature products published by Gale and the imprints Charles Scribner's Sons, St. James Press and Twayne Publishers. It combines and cross-references more than 135,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and over 165,000 titles into one source.

    Literature online : the home of literature and criticism (connect | more information)

    Literature online includes full text of over 350,000 literary works, and resources for over 16,000 authors spanning several centuries. It contains an extensive collection of criticisms, reference works and journals and includes the MLA Bibliography, and Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL) from 1920 onwards. Quick search allows users to search across entire contents of Literature online from any page.

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  • MLA international bibliography (connect | more information)

    This bibliographic database indexes the international literature in academic disciplines such as language, literature, folklore, linguistics, literary theory and criticism, and the dramatic arts (including theatre, film, music and media culture). It contains more than 2 million records. The classified listing and subject index are compiled by the staff of the Modern Language Association Department of Bibliographic Information Services with the cooperation of more than 100 contributing bibliographers in the United States and abroad. The Bibliography first appeared in 1926, as a section within the journal PMLA, and became a separate publication in 1969. The electronic version first appeared in the late 1970s, and for a long time only covered volumes from 1963 onwards; as of April 2006, the entire print run is included, from 1926 to the present.


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    Academic earth (connect | more information)

    The site offers 60 full courses and 2,395 total lectures (almost 1300 hours of video) from Yale, MIT, Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Princeton that can be browsed by subject, university, or instructor through a user-friendly interface. Additionally, editors have compiled lectures from different speakers into Playlists such as ¿¿¿Understanding the Financial Crisis¿¿¿ and ¿¿¿First Day Of Freshman Year.¿¿¿ The site also features a roster of famous guest lecturers on entrepreneurship and technology including Larry Page, Carol Bartz, Tim Draper, Elon Musk, and Guy Kawasaki. [Richard] Ludlow launched Academic Earth with the goal of building a user-friendly platform for educational video that would let anyone be able to freely access instruction from the scholars and guest lecturers at the leading academic universities.--Leena Rao, TechCrunch website. (connect | more information)

    The site consists of two bibliographic databases covering Africana periodical literature (Bibliography of Africana Periodical Literature Database) and African Women's literature (African Women's Database). Also available is a comprehensive bibliography on women travelers and explorers to Africa (Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa: 1763-2004: A Comprehensive English Language Bibliography).

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  • African-American poetry (connect | more information)

    African American Poetry contains nearly 3,000 poems by African American poets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It provides a comprehensive survey of the early history of African American poetry, from the earliest published African American poems to the works of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first African American poet to achieve national success and recognition. Coverage includes writers from both North and South, from rural and urban backgrounds, and ranges from University-educated professionals to those for whom the very acts of reading and writing constituted a defiance of Southern slave laws. Generically, poems range from ballads, broadsides and humorous verse to Romantic odes, sonnets and historical epics.

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  • American drama, 1714-1915 (connect | more information)

    Containing more than 1,500 dramatic works from the colonial period to the beginning of the twentieth century, American Drama 1714-1915 provides literary researchers and historians with a comprehensive survey of American dramaturgy from its origins up to the era of sensational melodrama and manners comedy exemplified by the work of such playwrights as David Belasco, Rachel Crothers, Clyde Fitch and William Vaughn Moody. The collection is fully cross-searchable by keyword and according to such criteria as genre, date and place of first performance, nationality and ethnicity.

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  • American poetry (connect | more information)

    Contains over 40,000 poems by more than 200 poets, covering the Colonial period to the early twentieth century, and drawn from over 1,200 printed sources.

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  • Amsterdam University Press [collection] (connect | more information)

    A searchable database of over 700 electronic books published by Amsterdam University Press, with special emphasis in the areas of the humanities (language and literature, history, film studies, art) and social sciences.

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  • Annee philologique (connect | more information)

    A database published by the Socie¿¿te¿¿ Internationale de Bibliographie Classique, under the direction of E¿¿ric Rebillard, with the American Philological Association. Contains 600,000 bibliographic records for the years 1949 to 2004, with 12,500 new records added each year.The international offices analyze 1,500 periodicals each year as well as 500 articles in collections and conference papers. Multiple possibilities for searching are available: by modern authors, by full text, by ancient authors and texts, by subjects and disciplines through a multilevel index showing the different levels of classification by word(s) in the title, by publisher, by collection or by periodical.

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  • Annual bibliography of English language and literature, 1920- (connect | more information)

    The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL) lists monographs, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews and collections of essays published anywhere in the world; unpublished doctoral dissertations are covered for the period 1920-1999. The bibliography consists of 80 volumes, beginning in 1920 and issued annually; a number of items published between 1892 and 1919 has been indexed retrospectively. ABELL has been published in book form since 1920, and ProQuest Information and Learning publish the electronic version in both CD-ROM and web format. While the print volume and CD-ROM instalments are published annually, new bibliographic records are added to the web version in advance of their appearance in the annual versions.

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  • APA-FT - Australian Public Affairs - full text (connect | more information)

    Indexing and full text database that provides access to published material on Australian social sciences and humanities. Source documents include periodicals, newspapers, scholarly journals, conference papers, and books. Subject coverage includes business, health, current affairs, economics, humanities, law, literature, politics and social sciences.

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  • APAIS : Australian public affairs information service (connect | more information)

    Bibliographic database that indexes published material on Australian social sciences and humanities. Source documents include periodicals, newspapers, scholarly journals, conference papers, and books. Subject coverage includes business, health, current affairs, economics, humanities, law, literature, politics and social sciences. Inclusive coverage from 1978 to present.

    Arts & humanities citation index (A&HCI) (connect | more information)

    Arts & Humanities Citation Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,160 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals. It also indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.

    Bible in English (connect | more information)

    Includes the full text of 20 different versions of the English Bible from the tenth to the twentieth century, including 12 full Bibles, 5 New Testament texts, 2 versions of the Gospels only, and William Tyndale's translations of the Pentateuch, Jonah and the New Testament.

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  • Big ideas : talks (connect | more information)

    "Big Ideas is a screen space for intellectual, political, cultural and economic debate in Australia. Big Ideas broadcasts an eclectic and provocative selection of the most interesting, challenging and diverse talks events - everywhere from major writers festivals to tiny inner-city bookshops, to universities and institutes across Australia."--About. All material (digital video and audio files) is taken from: several TV shows a week on ABC1 and ABC News 24, hosted by Waleed Aly. On ABC1 every Tuesday at 11am for shortcuts of the best talks of the week, and Wednesdays at 11am on ABC1 for talks in full. Also on ABC News 24, Saturday at 10.30pm and Sunday at 9.30pm. Additionally on Radio National, on Sundays at 5pm and on Thursdays at 6pm.

    Blackwell reference online (connect | more information)

    Provides full-text access to over 300 volumes of reference works in business and economics, the arts (history, language and linguistics, literature and cultural studies, philosophy and religion) and social sciences (sociology and psychology). It supports browsing and full-text searching. Includes the Blackwell Companions and Handbooks, and major reference works such as the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management and the Companion to Syntax.

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  • Book review digest retrospective : 1908-1982 (H.W. Wilson) (connect | more information)

    An online record of books and reviews reflecting nearly eight decades of H.W. Wilson's Book Review Digest. The database covers some 300,000 books and provides excerpts from and citations to reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction. Topics covered include art history & criticism, architecture & architectural history, archaeology, antiques, museum studies, graphic arts, industrial design, landscape architecture, interior design, folk art, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, decorative arts, costume design, television and video, motion pictures, advertising art, non-western art, textiles and much more.

    British humanities index : BHI (connect | more information)

    "An international abstracting and indexing tool for research in the humanities, BHI indexes almost 400 internationally respected humanities journals and weekly magazines published in the UK and other English speaking countries, as well as quality newspapers published in the UK. Subjects covered include: Archaeology, Current Affairs, Education, Economics, Environment, Gender Studies, History, Law, Political Science and Religion."--Publisher description.
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    British periodicals. [Collection II] (connect | more information)

    "British Periodicals Collection II consists of more than 300 journals from the UMI microfilm collections English Literary Periodicals and British Periodicals in the Creative Arts together with additional titles, amounting to almost 3 million pages. Topics covered include literature, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture ...With additional access to ProQuest's edition of the Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals [you] are able to instantly cross-search Wellesley indexing with the full text from the British Periodicals interface. Crucially, the addition of Wellesley makes it possible to search for instances of a word or phrase in a given author's contributions to periodicals even where these originally appeared unsigned or over a pseudonym."--About page.

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    Cambridge companions online (connect | more information)

    Cambridge companions online offers subject or theme based access to cross-searchable ebook collections, including Cambridge companions complete collection with its three sub-collections: Cambridge companions to literature and classics, Cambridge companions to philosophy, religion and culture, and Cambrige companions to music. Each collection is updated with new Companions on publication.

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  • Canadian poetry (connect | more information)

    Created in partnership with the Electronic Text Centre at the University of New Brunswick Libraries, this unique collection contains the full text of more than 19,000 poems by 177 poets including Bliss Carman, Isabella Valancy Crawford, Archibald Lampman, Charles G. D. Roberts and Duncan Campbell Scott, offering a comprehensive survey of Canadian poetry from the eighteenth century to the early twentieth.

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  • China academic journals full-text database (connect | more information)

    A comprehensive, full-text database of Chinese journals, it contains more than 9,800 journals starting from 1915, sourced from core journals and speciality journals from mainland China. Monash University Library has access to four of the ten series databases comprising collections: 1.(F) Literature/History/Philosophy, 2.(G) Politics/Military Affairs/Law, 3.(H) Education & Social Sciences and 4.(J) Economics & management.

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  • Full text coverage is 1915-1993 for the following series only:
    Series F Literature/History/Philosophy
    Series G Politics/Military/Laws
    Series H Education/Social Sciences
    Series J Economics/Management

    Current contents connect (connect | more information)

    Current Contents Connect is a multidisciplinary current awareness Web resource providing access to complete bibliographic information of the world's leading scholarly journals (over 8,000 of the world's leading scholarly journals and more than 2,000 books) Coverage includes complete bibliographic information from articles, editorials, meeting abstracts, commentaries, and other significant published materials. [It] also allows you to search a premium collection of evaluated scholarly Web sites and access evaluated, full-text Web documents in three general resource types: preprints, funding information, and research activities. Current Contents Connect is published in seven editions and two collections. Monash University Library users have access to all of these.

    digital culture art course (connect | more information)

    Subset of KoreaA2Z. Digital Culture Art Course is based on VOD lectures presented by well-known [Korean] scholars and specialists. It contains 70 titles for 923 courses under 7 sub-categories for continuing education (Architecture, cartoon and animation, Literature, Culture, Art, Cinema, Music, Philosophy).--Database introduction page.

    E-korean studies = Han'gukhak teit'o peisu (connect | more information)

    Provides resources in the field of Korean studies, covering all academic disciplines such as arts and humanities, social sciences, sciences, medical sciences, and physical education. E-korean studies is a product of the six database vendors led by Panmun Academic Services. These companies are Korean Studies Information Co., Ltd., Nurimedia Co., Ltd., DongBang Media Co., Ltd., Korea Contents Lab Co., Ltd., Zininzin Co., Ltd. and LawnB. Databases included are: KISS (Koreanstudies Information Service System); KSI e-book (Korean Studies information Co., Ltd.); Digital Culture Art Course (DongBang Media Co., Ltd.); KoreaA2Z (DongBang Media Co., Ltd.); Kdatabase (Korea Contents Lab Co., Ltd.); KPjournal (Korea Contents Lab Co., Ltd.); Korean History & Culture Research Database (Zininzin Co., Ltd.); History Culture Series (Zininzin Co., Ltd.); LawnB Legal Information.

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  • Early American fiction 1789-1875 (connect | more information)

    Early American Fiction 1789-1875 offers the full text of more than 700 first editions of American novels and short stories by such authors as Louisa May Alcott, Herman Melville, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain, as well as a host of minor writers of the period.

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  • Early American fiction, 1789-1850 (connect | more information)

    Facsimile page images and keyword-searchable full text for more than four hundred works of American prose fiction published before 1850, including key titles such as James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans, Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque and Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.

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  • Early English prose fiction (connect | more information)

    A collection of more than 200 works from the period 1500-1700, exploring the rich diversity of prose fiction in English in the period preceding the emergence of the realist novel as its dominant form. Early English Prose Fiction offers the full text of works by key writers such as John Bunyan, Sir Philip Sidney, Thomas Nashe and Aphra Behn, and has been produced in association with the Salzburg Centre for Research on the Early English Novel.

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  • eBooks@Adelaide (connect | more information)

    Web book versions of over 2,000 classic texts in literature, philosophy, science, and history. Foreign-language works are mostly presented in English translation. Works are divided chronologically into the Classical Age (e.g., Aristotle; Confucius; Homer; Plato; Plutarch; Sophocles); the Hellenistic Period (e.g., Apollonius of Rhodes); Roman Empire (e.g., Virgil; Horace); the "Dark" Age (e.g., Beowulf; Omar Khayyam); Renaissance (e.g., Bacon; Dante; Chaucer; Cervantes; Galileo; Machiavelli; Marlowe; Shakespeare); the Age of Enlightenment (e.g., Blake; Descartes; Kant; Leibniz; Milton; Molie¿¿re; Newton; Swift); Revolution & Romanticism (e.g., Austen; Dumas; Hawthorne; Hegel; Hugo; Lamarck; Malthus; Shelley); Realism, Naturalism, Symbolism (e.g., Balzac; the Bronte¿¿s; Doyle; Emerson; Ibsen; Melville; Pushkin; Thoreau; Twain; Verne; Wells); and the Age of Uncertainty (e.g., Camus; Chekhov; Darwin; Joyce; Marx; Nietzsche; Shaw; Proust; Wilde; Woolf). Includes special collections of classic works in travel and exploration; gastronomy/cookery; the Gothic novel; horror, science fiction, and fantasy; crime and mystery; the Greek dramatists; and Russian literature.

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  • Editions and adaptations of Shakespeare (connect | more information)

    Contains eleven major editions from the First Folio of 1623 to the Cambridge edition of 1863-6, twenty-eight separate contemporary printings of individual plays and poems, selected apocrypha and related works. In addition it contains more than one hundred adaptations, sequels and burlesques from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including the whole of Bell's Acting Edition of Shakespeare's Plays (1774).

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  • Eighteenth century journals (connect | more information)

    Portal to newspapers and periodicals c1685-1815 offers integrated access to the Hope Collection at the Bodleian Library, Oxford (Eighteenth Century Journals I), the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center University of Texas (Eighteenth Century Journals II), the British Library Newspapers, Colindale and Cambridge University Library (Eighteenth Century Journals III), Chetham's Library and the Brotherton Library (Eighteenth Century Journals IV) and Birmingham Central Library, British Library, Cambridge University Library and Liverpool John Moores University Library (Eighteenth Century Journals V). It brings together rare journals printed between c1685 and 1815, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Topics include: the writings of Sir Isaac Newton; the French Revolution; reviews of literature, the theater, and fashion throughout Europe; the origins and rise of Romanticism; political debates; gender, religion, influence of the press, and coffee house gossip and discussion.

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  • Eighteenth-century fiction (connect | more information)

    A collection of 96 complete works of English prose from the period 1700-1780 by writers from the British Isles. Key figures covered include Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Eliza Haywood, Samuel Richardson, Tobias Smollett, Laurence Sterne and Jonathan Swift. In addition to a scanned version of Sterne's Tristram Shandy, the collection also contains two different editions of Richardson's Clarissa and Pamela, and of Swift's Gulliver's Travels.

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  • Electronic literature directory (connect | more information)

    A searchable database listing electronic works, authors, and publishers. Covers poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction that makes significant use of electronic techniques or enhancements.

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  • Empire online (connect | more information)

    This database is being published in five sections between 2003 and 2007 offering approximately 60,000 images of original documents linked to essays by leading scholars in the field of Empire Studies. The sections cover Cultural Contacts, 1492-1969 (2003); Empire Writing and the Literature of Empire (2003/4); The Visible Empire (2004/5); Religion and Empire (2005/6); and Race, Class and Colonialism, c1783-1969 (2006/7). The images will be sourced from about ten different libraries and archives around the world, including a strong core of document images from the British Library, including the Oriental and India Office Collections at the British Library; the University of Birmingham Library; the Bodleian Library, Oxford; and the Public Record Office and the State Records, New South Wales, Australia.

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  • English drama (connect | more information)

    English Drama contains more than 3,900 plays in verse and prose from the late thirteenth century - the likely date of the Shrewsbury Fragments - to the early twentieth. It offers exhaustive coverage of the prodigious dramatic literature of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, as well as Restoration plays, medieval morality plays and mystery cycles, and nineteenth-century closet dramas.

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  • English poetry (connect | more information)

    The original ground-breaking Chadwyck-Healey collection, English Poetry contains essentially the complete English poetic canon from the 8th century to the early 20th. Contains over 165,000 poems essentially comprising the complete English poetic canon from 600-1900. Drawn from nearly 4,500 printed sources, more than 1,250 poets are represented. The bibliographic source is the New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature (Cambridge University Press, 1969-72).

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  • English poetry, second edition (connect | more information)

    Contains more than 183,000 poems, comprising essentially the complete canon of poetry in English from the 8th century to the early 20th. Drawn from nearly 4,900 sources, the collection represents the work of more than 2,700 poets. The main bibliographic source is the New Cambridge bibliography of English literature, 1969-1977. Also includes poetry written in English by authors from Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the world. English Poetry, Second Edition redefines the English poetic canon for the 21st century, building on the achievement of the original English Poetry collection with enhanced functionality and the addition of more than 20,000 poems.

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  • Expanded academic ASAP (connect | more information)

    Expanded Academic ASAP contains citations and many full-text articles on current events, general sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Designed primarily to support undergraduate-level research, the database is useful to anyone seeking information on these topics. Journal coverage is from 1994 to the present, and backfiles (1980-1993) are available for some journals.

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  • Faber poetry library (connect | more information)

    The Faber Poetry Library contains the works of 50 poets comprising 140 volumes of poetry. The authors are all part of the Faber Poetry list and the database enjoys the active support of the publisher and the poets or their estates. Authors covered include Simon Armitage, Rupert Brooke, Wendy Cope, T. S. Eliot, Lavinia Greenlaw, Thom Gunn, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, David Jones, Louis MacNeice, Andrew Motion, Paul Muldoon, Tom Paulin, Sylvia Plath, Siegfried Sassoon, Stephen Spender and Edward Thomas.

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  • Gallica : la bibliotheque numerique (connect | more information)

    Provides access to selected print and visual resources of the digital library of the National Library of France. Includes full text materials, of which some are searchable.

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  • Guide to Australian literary manuscripts (connect | more information)

    Contains detailed inventories of more than 85 manuscript collections in six major Australian libraries. It covers more than 65 Australian authors, including Peter Carey, Miles Franklin, David Malouf, Kenneth Slessor and Christina Stead. The collections can be browsed by author, and each guide can be browsed by table of contents. The complete collection, and the individual guides, can also be searched by keyword.

    Humanities index retrospective : 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson). (connect | more information)

    "Humanities index retrospective, 1907-1984 indexes nearly 800 humanities-related periodicals and provides access to over 1,000,000 articles, including citations of over 155,000 books reviews. Topics covered include classical studies, literary & social criticism, philosophy, religion & theology, literature, art, dance, film, folklore, music, performing arts, area studies, communications, gender studies, history, journalism, linguistics, archaeology, and much more."--Publisher.

    Index to theses in Great Britain and Ireland (connect | more information)

    This searchable database consists of a comprehensive listing of theses accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716. Selected abstracts are provided for entries from 1970 to 1985. From 1986 almost all entries include abstracts.

    JSTOR : the scholarly journal archive (connect | more information)

    Intended as a comprehensive archive of important scholarly journal literature, built by over 1,700 worldwide participants, including major Australian universities. Coverage includes: the arts, sciences, business, ecology and botany, language and literature, and music, extending from 17th century in some cases.

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  • KoreaA2Z (connect | more information)

    KoreaA2Z is a knowledge content resource for Korean studies, including full-text online databases collecting primary sources and classics organized by subjects or format. Works such as the History of the Three Kingdoms (Sam'guk sagi )-in over a hundred editions-the Four Books and the Three Classics (Saso samgyong ), and the Digital Encyclopedia of National Culture (EncyKorea) are included in KoreaA2Z.--Database description, eKorean studies.

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  • KRpia : knowledge reference service (connect | more information)

    Full-text collection of Korean classical books (133 titles in 10 subjects). Users may search and retrieve primary sources, oral sources, classical texts, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and general reference works in fields such as Korean history, literature, civilization, medicine, architecture, and natural history.

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  • Kungnip Chungang Toso¿¿gwan Cho¿¿nja Toso¿¿gwan= The National Library of Korea Digital Library (connect | more information)

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  • Library of Latin texts (connect | more information)

    " [The Library of Latin texts. Series A, formerly known as CLCLT] contains texts from the beginning of Latin literature (Livius Andronicus, 240 BC) through to the texts of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). It covers all the works from the classical period, the most important patristic works, a very extensive corpus of Medieval Latin literature as well as works of recentior latinitas. The complete works of writers such as Cicero, Virgil, Augustine, Jerome, Gregory the Great, Anselm of Canterbury, Bernard of Clairvaux and Thomas a Kempis can thus be consulted. The texts have been taken from the Corpus Christianorum series and from many other leading editions"--Publisher's website.

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  • Linguistics and language behavior abstracts (connect | more information)

    "Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, and dissertations."--Publisher description.
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    literary encyclopedia (connect | more information)

    The Literary Encyclopedia is an original literary reference work, written by specialists from universities around the world. It is designed to integrate current knowledge of literature and culture and facilitate understanding of historical contexts and connections. It provides over 7,000 authoritative profiles, usually around 2500 words in length, of authors, works and topics. All articles are aimed at a ¿¿¿higher introductory¿¿¿ level for university / college reading.--Home page.

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  • Literary manuscripts (connect | more information)

    The focus of this collection is to provide direct access to facsimile images of verses as catalogued in the Brotherton Library's BCMSV database. Combines facsimile images of all of the [190] manuscripts in their entirety, linked to new indexing and to the powerful BCMSV database which lists first lines, last lines, attribution, author, title, date, length, verse form, content, bibliographic references, MS and record number for over 6,600 poems within the collection.

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  • Literary manuscripts (connect | more information)

    "The Berg Collection is recognised as one of the finest literary research collections in the world, and the Victorian holdings are the undisputed jewel in its crown. A broad range of authors from across the nineteenth century make this an essential research tool for all scholars and students researching Victorian literature ... Each author collection is included in its entirety, allowing users to browse and search the manuscripts as they would in the Berg Reading Room. Authors represented in this collection include: Matthew Arnold, The Bronte¿¿s, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Wilkie Collins, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, George Gissing, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin, Alfred Tennyson [and] William Makepeace Thackeray."--Introduction.

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  • Literature & culture collection (connect | more information)

    The literary magazine is an important part of Australia's literary and cultural heritage. Some of these magazines are now being offered in the Informit Literature & Culture Collection, including Meanjin, Quadrant, Island, Wet Ink, Griffith Review and Southerly. The Literature & culture collection provides a rich source of the fiction, poetry, cultural politics, commentaries, debate and ideas that have helped define the unique Australian identity. It was created in partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts.

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  • Literature, arts and medicine database (connect | more information)

    The Literature, Arts and Medicine Database is an annotated bibliography of prose, poetry, film, video and art which was developed to be a dynamic, accessible, comprehensive resource in medical humanities, for use in health/pre-health and liberal arts settings.

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  • Liverpool University Press collection (connect | more information)

    A multidisciplinary database of over 200 electronic books published by Liverpool University Press. "Established in 1899, Liverpool University Press publishes academic books ... of high quality on a wide range of subjects which includes history, literature, art and architecture, by authors from around the world. The press is a respected publisher of science fiction texts and Liverpool interest titles."--Publisher description.

    Medieval travel writing (connect | more information)

    Provides an extensive collection of manuscript materials for the study of medieval travel writing. The core is a collection of medieval manuscripts dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries. The main focus is accounts of journeys to the Holy Land, India and China. The manuscripts are from the British Library; Bodleian Library; Bibliothe¿¿que nationale de France; Cambridge University Library; Trinity College, Cambridge; Universita¿¿tsbibliothek Heidelberg; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, O¿¿sterreichische Nationalbibliothek; Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen; the Beinecke Library at Yale University and about 15 other Libraries and Archives.

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  • New York times : books (connect | more information)

    Free registration provides access to the book section of "The New York Times". Current and archived book reviews and news articles about literature are available.

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  • nineteenth century (connect | more information)

    Bibliographic index/catalogue to the Nineteenth Century publishing programme on microfiche of English language books first published between 1801 and 1900 held in the British Library. The publications are organized into eleven main sections and their coverage is described on this site. The brief catalogue records provided in the online index include publication details, subject headings, fiche number and British Library shelfmark. The Nineteenth Century General Collection: society and culture microform collection is held at Deakin University and the Specialist collections are held at other Universities.

    Nineteenth Century collections online. British theatre, music and literature : high and popular culture (connect | more information)

    British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture features a wide range of primary sources related to the arts in the long nineteenth century, from playbills and scripts to operas and complete scores. These rare documents, many of them never before available, are sourced from the British Library and other institutions. Curation is by experts in British arts history. Covers more than a century, and encompasses both the Georgian and Victorian theatre ... The collection provides a detailed look at the state of the British art[s] world and includes manuscripts and musical compositions as well as documents such as personal letters, annotated programs, meeting minutes, and financial records. It offers scholars an unmatched glimpse into the inner workings of the world of the arts in Britain.--About.

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  • Nineteenth-century fiction (connect | more information)

    Contains 250 complete works of prose fiction by 102 authors from the period 1782 to 1903. Each text is reproduced in full, including all prefatory matter and annotation by the original author. Bibliographic details are included from each of the editions used along with illustrations where available.

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  • NSTC : nineteenth-century short title catalogue (connect | more information)

    Catalogue of British books printed between 1801 and 1919. Includes all books published in Britain, its colonies, and the USA, as well as all books in English and all translations from English. A number of major library catalogues have been used, including: The Bodleian pre-1920 catalogue, the main catalogue of Cambridge University Library, Trinity College Dublin Library, National Library of Scotland, Harvard University's union catalogue, The Library of Congress MARC and PRE-MARC files and the British Library's General Catalogue of Printed Books to 1955. "Chadwyck-Healey's Nineteenth-Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC) defines the printed record of the English-speaking world from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of the First World War. The project aims to index all printed works published in Britain, its colonies and the United States of America, all printed works in English wherever published, and all translations from English. In addition to providing an exhaustive survey of the complete spectrum of monograph publications in the period, the catalogue indexes thousands of periodicals, directories and other ephemeral publications ... NSTC brings together as one cross-searchable database NSTC Series I (1801-1815), Series II (1816-1870) and Series III (1871-1919) ... NSTC is a valuable tool for research supporting a wide variety of disciplines. NSTC includes well-known and obscure works of literature, important translations, legal documents, political pamphlets, medical and scientific monographs, journals, and periodicals, allowing users to build research bibliographies ..."--About page.

    OAPEN : online library and publication platform (connect | more information)

    "OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) is a collaborative initiative to develop and implement a sustainable Open Access publication model for academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The OAPEN Library aims to improve the visibility and usability of high quality academic research by aggregating peer reviewed Open Access publications from across Europe."--Home page. Subject areas covered include: Society and social sciences; Humanities; Economics, finance, business and management; The arts; Law; Literature and literary studies; Language; Earth sciences, geography, environment, plannings; History.

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  • Oxford bibliographies. Victorian literature (connect | more information)

    Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies in Victorian literature. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies.

    Oxford scholarship online. Classical studies (connect | more information)

    "The Oxford Scholarship Online collection provides ... direct and easy access to many of Oxford's distinguished key and new titles in the [Classical Studies] discipline, including essential scholarly works by leading classical scholars on Greek and Latin literature and culture, and Ancient History. Series include Oxford Classical Monographs, Oxford Studies in Ancient Documents, Classical Presences, Classical Culture and Society, and American Philological Association Monograph Series."--Home page.

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  • Oxford scholarship online. Literature (connect | more information)

    A cross-searchable database of electronic books published by Oxford University Press in the area of literature. Oxford University Press Literature list has enormous range, from Medieval (Blamires, Cooper, Gaunt, O'Donoghue) to Twentieth century and all-but contemporary (Corcoran, Gillis, Eaglestone, Robinson), with a powerful grouping in the Renaissance/Early Modern. The titles largely address the literary from the perspective of history, and in that contextual sense they are significantly interdisciplinary.

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  • Perdita manuscripts, (connect | more information)

    This digital collection has been produced in association with the Perdita Project based at the University of Warwick and Nottingham Trent University. "Perdita" means "lost woman" and the aim of the Project has been to identify and describe all manner of manuscript writing by early modern women from diaries to works of drama. Includes complete facsimile images of over 230 manuscripts written or compiled by women living in the British Isles during the 16th and 17th centuries. Contents include account books, advice, culinary writing, meditation, travel writing, and verse.

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  • Popular literature, fiction and songs in Russia (connect | more information)

    "The colorful cheap stories and songbooks that flooded Russia during the last half century of the old regime exemplify the richness of the Russian popular imagination. The literature of the lubok, named for the prints that circulated in the same milieu, was a ubiquitous expression of popular taste. The collection illustrates the chief genres of Russian popular literature and includes chivalric tales, historical fiction and updated fairy tales, as well as stories of adventure, banditry, detectives, success, war and empire, women and gender. The collection also includes rags-to-riches tales of social mobility, adventures set in Siberia and the Caucasus, and the stories of the occult world of wizards and sorceresses. Taken together, these lively texts illustrate changing stereotypes of gender, ethnicity, and social class. Their authors also invoke historical memory, celebrating notable personages and eras of interest to their readers. From popular songs to fairy tales and war stories, the collection follows the evolution of the Russian language in its popular commercial print form, an evolution that the Bolsheviks interrupted, but one that has now resumed. Among the remarkable titles is the complete text of Russia's first truly popular novel, N. I. Pastukhov's Bandit Churkin (1883-84), which counted Anton Chekhov among its thousands of readers. Here too are original and later versions of the classic early nineteenth-century chivalric tales, such as the adventures of Bova Korolevich, a story noted by Belinsky, Tolstoy, and Dostoevsky. The collection also includes tales about Peter the Great and Ivan the Terrible, the Cossack rebels Sten'ka Razin and Pugachev, and heroes of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78, the War with Japan, and World War I ... The collection features popular versions of well-known folktales such as The Story of Ivan the Tsar's Son, the Grey Wolf, and the Firebird, made famous by Stravinsky. Songbooks, with titles such as The Stoker (1915), Marusia Loved Her Friend (1910), and Marusia Poisoned Herself (1915) typify the changing oral culture in which printed texts became the standard for popular songs."--Background information page.

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  • Princeton University Press collection (connect | more information)

    Established in 1905, Princeton University Press publishes general and scholarly books in the humanities, social sciences, economics and business, and natural science. This multidisciplinary database includes over 900 selected titles from Princeton University Press.

    Project Gutenberg (connect | more information)

    Features Project Gutenberg, which has the goal of making information, books, and other materials available to the public in forms that are easy to read, use, quote, and search. Offers access to electronic text listings, recent releases, newsletters, articles, and other archives. Discusses electronic texts and publishing, how to make a donation, and how to volunteer.

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  • ProQuest dissertations & theses : full text (connect | more information)

    "ProQuest Dissertations and Theses is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses, the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - Full Text ... includes 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with 1.2 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637."--Publisher description.

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    Proquest research library (connect | more information)

    "From business and political science to literature and psychology, ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 5,060 titles - over 3,600 in full text - from 1971 forward. It features a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers."--Publisher product description.

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    Quill & quire (connect | more information)

    For 77 years, Quill & quire has been the magazine of the Canadian book trade and a comprehensive source of industry news, book reviews, and author profiles. The Quill & quire website provides advanced searching of a number of subsections including: Quill blog, (updated daily), Book reviews, Kid's books, Author profiles, Job board and the Q&Q Omni, featuring the latest book industry news in Canada, and an archive of over 12,000 articles from the Quill & quire magazine. Industry directories also allow you to search for a person, company or other book-related listing from The book trade in Canada, or Canadian publishers digest.

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  • Reference guide to holocaust literature (connect | more information)

    Provides biographical and critical essays on 223 writers connected to or concerned with the Holocaust, as well as separate essays on 307 of their works.

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  • Romantic era redefined (connect | more information)

    The database is a searchable collection of literary, political, scientific and sociological works focusing on the period between 1800 and 1830. It includes primary texts and works from previously unrecognized writers from Britain, the British Empire and North America, as well as critical essays written specifically for this collection.

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  • Russian avant-garde, 1904-1946 (connect | more information)

    "This collection represents works of all Russian literary avant-garde schools. It comprises almost 800 books, periodicals and almanacs most of them published between 1910-1940 and thus offers an exceptionally varied and well-balanced overview of one of the most versatile movements in Russian literature. The books in this collection can be regarded as objects of art, illustrated by famous artists such as Malevich, Goncharova and Lisitskii. This collection will appeal to literary historians and Slavists, as well as to book and art historians. The Russian literary avant-garde was both a cradle for many new literary styles and the birthplace of a new physical appearance for printed materials. The strength of this collection is in its sheer range. It contains many rare and intriguingly obscure books, as well as well-known and critically acclaimed texts, almanacs, periodicals, literary manifests ... Represented in it are more than 30 literary groups without which the history of twentieth-century Russian literature would have been very different. Among the groups included are the Ego-Futurists and Cubo-Futurists, the Imaginists, the Constructivists, the Biocosmists, and the infamous nichevoki - who, in their most radical manifestoes, professed complete abstinence from literary creation. The collection embraces all major literary and artistic movements. The aims and aspirations of these movements diverge sharply: whereas the futurist manifestos express the aim of seeking forms which would go beyond rational expression; the constructivists state that their prime aim is to connect art with everyday life. However all of them had in common the search for new forms and are committed to experimentation, and the belief that the creative forces of their art could change the world. The collection gives pride of place to the work of such famous Russian poets as Vladimir Maiakovskii, Velimir Khlebnikov, Igor Severianin, Sergei Esenin, Anatolii Mariengof, Ilia Selvinskii, Vladimir Shershenevich, David and Nikolai Burliuk, Alexei Kruchenykh, and Vasilii Kamenskii. However, it also includes relatively unknown poets whose work has never been republished, for example, Georgii Evangulov, Georgii Zolotukhin, Pavel Kokorin, Boris Pereleshin, and Aleksandr Iaroslavskii. The collection covers the period 1904-1946 and comprises materials published in Russia and abroad."--Background information.

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  • SagaNet : Icelandic medieval literature (connect | more information)

    This is a database of digital images of manuscripts and books covering the entire range of Icelandic sagas. The manuscripts are nearly all in Old Norse or Icelandic. Books can be in any European language, as a number of saga translations are included. Germanic/Nordic mythology (the Eddas), the history of the Norwegian kings, contemporary sagas and tales from the European age of chivalry, Icelandic ballads, poetry and epigrams are also included. Works are from the collections of the National and University Library of Iceland, the Fiske Icelandic Collection at Cornell University, and the A¿¿rni Magnu¿¿sson Institute.

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  • Short story index retrospective : 1915-1983 (H.W. Wilson) (connect | more information)

    "Short story index retrospective is a bibliographic index of short stories written in or translated into English that have appeared in collections and selected periodicals. The periodicals are those indexed from Short Story Index, going back to its beginnings in 1915 through 1983. In-depth subject indexing helps to find stories by topics and themes, locales of where the story takes place, genre, and by people. The Retrospective Index contains bibliographic entries on more than 140,000 short stories published over 150 years and citations to short stories published from the 1830s to the 1980s, from some 350 periodicals and collections of short stories."--Publisher description.

    Source (connect | more information)

    The Source is a searchable bibliographic database of children's books, poetry, short stories and literary awards. Where a poem or short story is out of copyright, the full text is included. Short biographical details of authors, illustrators and poets are also included.

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  • Thesaurus linguae Graecae (connect | more information)

    The TLG digital library now contains virtually all ancient Greek texts surviving from the period between Homer (8th century B.C.) and A.D. 600, and a large number of texts deriving from the period between A.D. 600 and the fall of the Byzantium in 1453, in excess of 80 million words. Scholia and Byzantine historiographical and lexicographical works are also included. Topics include Greek literature, history, and culture.

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  • TLS historical archive, 1902 -2008 (connect | more information)

    "Since 1902, the Times Literary Supplement has forged a reputation for fine writing, literary discoveries and insightful debate. The TLS has attracted the contributions of the world's most influential writers and critics, from T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf in the 1920s and 30s to A.N. Wilson and Christopher Hitchens in the 1990s and 2000s. The complete run of the TLS from 1902-2008 is now available online as the Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902 - 2008. The TLS Historical Archive, 1902-2008 is the improved and expanded new edition of the TLS Centenary Archive. The value of the TLS Historical Archive lies in its extensive cross-disciplinary reach, as the only literary weekly to offer comprehensive coverage of the latest and most important publications in multiple languages, across all areas of the humanities and social sciences. This unique digital collection offers thousands of book reviews - fiction and nonfiction, poetry, and covers every area of the visual and performing arts including film reviews, plays reviews and reviews of exhibitions, opera and theatre. It contains topical essays and criticism in the areas of science and medicine; art and architecture; history, music and religion; politics, economics and philosophy; exploration and sport; as well as engineering and town planning.""--Publisher description.

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  • Twentieth century American poetry (connect | more information)

    Collection of over 52,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets.

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  • Twentieth-century African-American poetry (connect | more information)

    A database of modern and contemporary African American poetry, featuring almost 9,000 poems by 62 of the most important African American poets of the last century, including Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Audre Lorde and Rita Dove.

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  • Twentieth-century English poetry (connect | more information)

    Includes 52,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets.

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  • University of Hawaii Press [collection] (connect | more information)

    Database of over 340 electronic books published by University of Hawaii Press. UH Press' publishing program reflects the cultural milieu of Hawai'i, the academic strengths of the University of Hawai'i, and ... commitment to increasing the flow of scholarship across the Pacific and Asia. Key focus areas include: Anthropology; Archaeology; Art; Asian American studies; Biography; Biology; Buddhism; Ethnic studies; History; Language; Linguistics; Literature; Natural history; Philosophy; Religion; Science; Sociology and Theater.--IG Publishing.

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  • Wellesley index to Victorian periodicals, 1824-1900 (connect | more information)

    "Periodical publishing in the 19th century was both voluminous and multifarious. Any and all aspects of contemporary thought were represented through this burgeoning medium, from which many eminent novelists and journalists emerged. The scholarly importance of this material created an imperative to provide indexes through which it could be accessed. Poole's own subject index was created in response to this need. However, until 1965 and Wellesley, there was no author index. The primary objective of Wellesley was to assist scholars in assessing the significance of periodical articles by delivering accurate information on provenance. This was a monumental undertaking, given that the vast majority of articles published in Victorian periodicals were anonymous or pseudonymous. Wellesley then, 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."--About.

    YouTube Library of Congress (connect | more information)

    The Library of Congress stores around 6 million films, broadcasts and sound recordings, but they aren't all immediately available on YouTube; instead, they're starting off with around 70 films. Currently, the videos include the National Book Festival author presentations, "Westinghouse" industrial films from 1904, as well as some of the earliest movies ever made by motion picture pioneer Thomas Edison. More videos and audio files will be uploaded progressively.

    Zetabooks (connect | more information)

    Zeta Books is an international academic publishing house with a focus on the Humanities, especially in translation studies, literature, history, sociology, anthropology, art, photography, neoplatonism, theatre and phenomenology. A small but expanding collection of ebooks is available in full text from this site.

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