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A bibliography covering languages, literatures, folklore, film and linguistics worldwide, gathered from nearly 7,000 sources worldwide, including journal articles, books, and articles in books. Coverage dates back to 1926. Does not index book reviews.
This historical periodical database includes annotated references to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the U.S. andCanada which are covered in "America: History and Life"). Covers over 2000 journals, including historical journals from almost every country and selections of journals in the social sciences and humanities for researchers and students of history.
Humanities International Index
Covers journals, books and other important reference sources in the humanities. The database includes all data from the American Humanities Index plus bibliographic records from a multitude of international journals, books and reference works. Provides citations and abstracts for articles, essays and reviews, as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations.
Literature Online. (LION)
In addition to offering primary texts of canonical English and American works of literature, LION also includes secondary materials, such as citations to articles, monographs and dissertations from the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature as well as full-text articles from literary journals.
Oxford English Dictionary.
The OED presents in alphabetical series the words that have formed the English vocabulary from the time of the earliest records down to the present day, with all the relevant facts concerning their form, sense-history, pronunciation, and etymology. It embraces not only the standard language of literature and conversation, but also the main technical vocabulary, and a large measure of dialectical usage and slang. This edition contains the complete A to Z sequence of the Second Edition, its three-volume Additions Series, and also draft material from the revision programme, which represents the latest progress towards the Third Edition. Second edition available in print at Olin and Uris Reference PE1625 M98 1989
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 50,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2000. Confined to people who died before 31 December 2000. Paper edition at Olin Reference DA28.D4 O95 2004