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There are many sites providing more or less extensive, and more or less reliable, guides to literary resources on the internet. Here are a few examples, each of which might provide a useful starting point for browsing:
- Voice of the Shuttle
- Intute: Arts and Humanities Resources
- British and Irish Authors on the Web
- Literary Resources on the Net
Literature Online (LION) provides access to many thousands of literary works from the eighth century to the present day; the full texts of nearly 200 literature journals; combined access to the ABELL and MLA bibliographies; around 4000 literary biographies; the King James Bible; and several reference works. A full list of resources available through the university's subscription is available on the LION website.^ Top
- Literature online includes several works of literary reference.
- Oxford English Dictionary
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Oxford Reference Library: A cross-searchable collection of OUP reference works, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, and companions covering a range of humanities disciplines including literature, language, history, and art.
- American National Biography
- Oxford Art Online
- Oxford Music Online
- Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Literature Online incorporates the MLA and ABELL bibliographies of scholarly books and articles on language and literature published from the 1920s onwards.
- ISI Web of Knowledge Arts and Humanities Citation Index is a multidisciplinary citation index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. To gain access to this resource, users will require a Raven account.
- Bibliography of American Literature
- Bibliography of British and Irish History provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British empire and commonwealth, including cultural and intellectual history.
Bibliographic Databases of Primary Sources
- English Short Title Catalogue lists over 460,000 items published between 1473 and 1800, mainly in Britain and North America, mainly (but not exclusively) in English, from the collections of the British Library and over 2,000 other libraries.
- Nineteenth-Century Short Title Catalogue defines the printed record of the English-speaking world from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of the First World War. The project aims to index all printed works published in Britain, its colonies and the United States of America, all printed works in English wherever published, and all translations from English.
- Literary Manuscripts: 17th and 18th Century Poetry from the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds provides facsimile images (and a searchable database) of 190 manuscripts of 17th and 18th century verse.
- National Register of Archives
- Janus: Cambridge Archives
- Location Register of Twentieth-Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters
- A2A: Access to Archives
- Archives Hub
- Archive Grid