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  • ProQuest Research Library  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Citations & full-text articles in a variety of disciplines.
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    Provides full-text and page images from many of the top journals in most academic disciplines.
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    Thousands of newspapers, magazines, transcripts, & legal materials.
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    A catalog of the materials held by libraries worldwide.
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    The Social Sciences Citation Index, Science Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index.
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    Scholarly literature from all broad areas of research.
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    Over 240 reference works in various fields.

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  • MLA International Bibliography  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Provides citations to journal articles, books, working papers, conference proceedings, bibliographies, and other materials. Areas covered include literature, language, linguistics, film, theatre and folklore. Covers 1926-present.
  • Annual Bibliography of English Language & Literature  Icon  Icon  Icon
    The Modern Humanities Research Association's (MHRA) Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL) indexes books, pamphlets, dissertations, and articles from 1300 English-language periodicals, arranging listings by period with an author/subject index at the back. Citations to book reviews appear with entries for books, making it easier to check critical opinion when evaluating a book's scholarship.
  • Literature Online  Icon  Icon  Icon
    A full-text collection of poetry, drama, and prose. Includes complementary references sources. Offers access to information on English and American literature including bibliographies, and catalogs. Also provides access to online editions of literary works, discussion lists, electronic journals, and library catalogs. Includes links to English poetry texts, drama, and fiction. Also offers links to editions of the works of William Shakespeare, to American poetry, editions of the Bible, and Webster's dictionary.
  • Literature Resource Center  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.
  • World Shakespeare Bibliography Online  Icon  Icon
    Provides annotated entries for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, production reviews, audiovisual materials, electronic media and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare. Covers works published or produced between 1963 to the present.
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    Provides access to journals published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Disciplines covered are humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Citations to more than 1,300 arts and humanities journals and to relevant articles on arts and humanities in over 5,800 social science and science journals. Records include articles, bibliographies, editorials and reviews. Covers 1980-present.
  • Periodicals Index Online  Icon  Icon
    Index to journal articles in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, including some published as far back as 1770. Includes periodicals in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, and other Western languages.


  • Oxford English Dictionary  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Contains the complete text of the 20-volume OED, 2nd edition, published in 1989. Presents the words that have formed the English vocabulary from the time of the earliest records down to the present day, with all the relevant facts concerning their form, sense, history, pronunciation, and etymology. Coverage current.

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Arleen Zimmerle
Bryn Mawr College
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Haverford College
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Swarthmore College
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Swarthmore College
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