English Language and Literature
English Language and Literature Reference Books available through Cardinal Meyer Library:
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Academic Search Premier*
A multi-disciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles.
Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research
projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries,
thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images
and audio files, and nearly 100 videos.
Search multiple EBSCO databases simultaneously. Custom select any number
of databases from the library's complete list available through EBSCO.
Gale Virtual Reference
Electronic books providing reference and analysis in the liberal arts.
Humanities International Complete*
Provides comprehensive coverage of the humanities with full-text content.
An archive of core scholarly journals in the arts and sciences.
Literary Reference Center*
A comprehensive literary reference database covering antiquity to the present day, LRC includes information from books, major literary encyclopedias, reference works and journals.
Poems, stories, essays, speeches, plays, biographies, etc. for children and young adults.
Merriam–Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus
Database containing 225,000 entries, including more than 10,000 new words and definitions.
MLA International Bibliography
Citations from journals, books and dissertations dating back to the 1920s.
A database for readers' advisory and recommendations.
A database for readers' advisory and recommendations for K-8 literature.
Omni File Full Text Select
Multidisciplinary full text database.
Oxford English Dictionary
Authoritative dictionary containing definitions, etymologies, and quotations illustrating usage.
Full-text journals in literature and criticism, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, etc.
Roget's International Thesaurus
Synonyms and antonyms with 85,000 hyperlinked cross-references, proverbs and quotations.
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Dictionary of American Regional English
Voice of the Shuttle: Literature in English
The Cambridge History of English and American Literature
Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature
Norton Anthology of English Literature
American Verse Project
U.S. Poet Laureate
Federal Theater Project Collection
Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
Traditional Drama Research Group
Writing/ Style Guides
Purdue Online Writing Lab
Yahoo Digital Style Guide
American Psychological Association Style
The Elements of Style
Modern Language Association Style
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