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English Resources

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

American and English Literature (poetry, drama, prose)

This collection includes the following databases:

  • 20th Century African American Poetry
  • 20th Century American Poetry
  • 20th Century English Poetry
  • African American Poetry
  • American Drama
  • American Poetry
  • Bibliography of American Lit
  • American Poetry Database
  • Bibliography of American Literature
  • Early American Fiction
  • Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare
  • Eighteenth Century Fiction
  • English Poetry 600 - 1900
  • English Prose Drama
  • English Verse Drama
  • William Butler Yeats Collection 


The American and English Literature Collection contains many works of poetry, drama, and prose based on books and other sources originally published in print. It also contains 21 historic editions of the Bible in English.

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 Periodicals Series Online

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

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.

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)