Databases \ Literature Online


Primary and secondary resources for the learning and teaching of English, American and European literatures.

Includes scholarly articles, reviews, books, and dissertations. Coverage is extended by the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL) and the MLA International Bibliography. Also available are selected titles from the Cambridge University Press's Companions to Literature Series.

Primary texts
Includes original literary works of poetry, drama and prose from the eighth century to the present day. Links are provided to works that appear in Early English Books Online (EEBO), Historical Newspapers, Dissertations, archival magazine collections.

Audio and video collections
Shakespeare Audio Plays - fully dramatised, unabridged recordings of all of Shakespeare's 38 plays.
Poets on Screen - video clips of poets reading their own and other poets' work.
Poetry Archive - recordings of important contemporary poets

Reference works
Includes encyclopedias, companions, dictionaries, biographies, and study guides.

Browse authors by literary period, literary movement or name.


Primary sources: 600 AD - present
Secondary sources: 1892 - present


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