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Article Databases Description
MLA International Bibliography Articles, book chapters, dissertations in literature, linguistics, folklore, film; most citations from1963-present; some date as far back as 1923.
Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) Abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences, 1973-current.
L’Année philologique (APh) Citations to articles, books, etc. on classical studies and information on Ancient Greece and Rome including history, literature, archaeology, art and science; 1959-present.
Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature Lists monographs, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews, collections of essays and dissertations; 1920-present 
ARTFL Over 2000 full-text French texts from the 13th-20th centuries, plus key French reference works
Bibliography of American Literature Nearly 40,000 records of the literary works of 300 American writers from the period of the Revolution to 1930
LION: Literature Online Articles about English and American literature, plus full-text plays, fiction, and poetry
Literary Index Master index to the major literature series published by The Gale Group, covering 140,000 titles into 1 source
Literature Resource Center Access to full-text biographies 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; plus bibliographies.
Periodicals Archive Online Full-text images of journal articles in the humanities and social sciences from 1770 to 1995
Periodicals Index Online Articles in arts, humanities, and social sciences from beginning of the periodical subscription to 1990/91; some full-text
Play Index Searchable index to a wide range of plays written in or translated into English, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database

Historical and critical items about science fiction, fantasy and horror, including criticism, commentary, and reviews.  Sources range from the mainstream to literary; 1878-present.

Language Description
OED - Oxford English Dictionary The historical dictionary of the English language from earliest times to the present day. It contains the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words.  Usage is illustrated by more than 2.5 million quotations. 
Middle English Compendium The Middle English Dictionary; a HyperBibliography of Middle English, which includes all the materials which are cited in the Middle English Dictionary; and the Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse, a searchable collection of 300 Middle English texts.
Thesaurus linguae Graecae Literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453.
Webster's Unabridged An electronic version of Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged, published in 1961, plus subsequent updates which take account  current usage.
Online Texts Description
20th Century Drama

Full-text plays from the English-speaking world.  When complete, this on-going project will contain 2600 plays that will cover the history of modern drama from the 1890s-present. 

20th Century English Poetry Full-text collection of 598 volumes of poetry by 283 poets from 1900 to the present
African-American Poetry, 1750-1900 Full-text of nearly 3,000 poems written by African-American poets in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
American Drama (1714-1915) Full-text American dramatic literature, from the early eighteenth century through the early twentieth century.
American Poetry, 1600-1900 Over 40,000 full-text poems by more than 200 American poets
Asian American Drama late 19th c. -
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Black Drama 1850 - present
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Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker (Digital Library of German Classics) Full-text searchable database of 133 volumes of the Deutscher Klassiker Verlag collection of German literature, from early German writing through the 19th century, accompanied by extensive commentaries reflecting the most recent research. Contains 31 single-author editions and 16 collections of historical, philosophical, theological, political and art history texts.
Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (1639-1800) Information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America, from agriculture and auctions through foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, slavery, temperance, witchcraft, and other topics of academic research.
Early American Imprints, Series II. Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819) Provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the nineteenth century, covering every aspect of American life during the early decades of the United States, 1801-1819
Early English Books Online Over 125,000 volumes of early English texts from 1475 to 1700, presented as digital images
Latino Literature Full-text writings covering the entire spectrum of Latino issues, from the struggle for independence to political and economic advancement, social protest, migration, exile, and life in the barrios.
North American Women's Drama Full-text; database of 1500 plays written by women from the United States and Canada from the Colonial period to the present.
Oxford Reference Online Literature via Oxford University Press Searchable database of many literature reference works and dictionaries.; limited to a single user.
Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period Contains 60 volumes of Romantic Poetry from 47 poets
Si Ku Quan Shu [Must use Internet Explorer] Qing Palace Wenyuan Library.

Full-text and scanned images of 3,700 titles.
Access is restricted to students, faculty, and staff of Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, and Santa Barbara campuses of the University of California.
Reviews / Directories Description
Choice Reviews Online Brief reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources written by librarians and teaching faculty. Covers more than 50 sub-disciplines spanning the humanities, science and technology, and the social and behavioral sciences; full-text; Sept. 1988-present.
MLA Directory of Periodicals Detailed bibliographical data on over 3,700 serials-journals and monographic series in literature, language, linguistics, folklore, composition and rhetoric

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