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Recommended Resources

In addition to the research resources listed below, Mount Union offers a number of recommended resources that will have additional information in your field of study.

English Research Databases

ACLS Humanities E-Book

African American Poetry

This resource provides full text for almost 3,000 poems written between 1760 and 1900.

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection Series 1 (1691-1820)

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection Series 2 (1821-1837)

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection Series 3 (1838-1853)

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection Series 4 (1853-1865)

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection Series 5 (1866-1912)

American Drama

American Periodicals Series Online

Digitized images of the pages of over 1,100 historic American magazines, journals, and newspapers are available.

American Poetry Database
This source provides full text for over 40,000 poems by more than 200 writers from the 17th Century to the early 20th Century.

Bibliography of American Literature
This is a comprehensive bibliographic guide, providing nearly 40,000 records of the literary works of approximately 300 American writers from the American Revolution to 1930, including full text or links to full text.

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

Communications and Mass Media Complete
CMMC incorporates CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index along with numerous other journals. CMMC offers cover-to-cover ("core") indexing and abstracts for over 300 journals and selected ("priority") coverage of over 100 more for a combined coverage of over 400 titles. Full text for nearly 200 journals is available.

Drama Online

This source provides access to the Core Collection of 1,000+ play texts, the Context, and Criticism sections. The locked out plays are part of add-on collections to which we currently don’t subscribe.

Early American Fiction

Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare
Eleven complete editions of Shakespeare's works from the 1623 First Folio to the late Nineteenth Century, with additional printings of specific plays and over 100 adaptations by other playwrights, are included.

Eighteenth Century Fiction
This sources provides full text of 96 works.

English Poetry 600 - 1900
This source provides full text for over 160,000 poems written in English by approximately 1,350 poets between the years 600 and 1900.

English Prose Drama
This source provides full text based on plays listed in the New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature that were written or intended for the stage or primarily in prose

English Verse Drama
This source provides full text of over 2,200 plays by more than 500 names authors and 300 anonymous works from the Shrewsbury Fragments of the late Thirteenth Century though the end of the Nineteenth Century

Essay and General Literature Index (H.W. Wilson)

Gale Literary Sources

Humanities Abstracts (H.W. Wilson)

Humanities Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

Humanities International Complete
This sources provides bibliographic references to literary, scholarly, and creative journals published in the United States and Canada. This database covers over 1,700 journals and more than 1.5 million records.

Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)
Information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes is available.

Literary Reference Center Plus

MLA Directory of Periodicals

MLA International Bibliography

Short Story Index (H.W. Wilson)

20th Century African American Poetry

20th Century American Poetry

20th Century English Poetry

William Butler Yeats Collection
This sources includes Yeats' complete works. Full text searching available.