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formerly known as Jisc Historic books, full-text; contains the full text or page images of over 350,000 books published in Britain from 1475 to 1900. The service draws together content from two of the best-known and long established early book collections: Early English Books Online (EEBO) and Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) plus 65,000 19th century books from the British Library collection
Full text of more than 500,000 works of poetry, drama and prose from the eighth century to the present day.
Below is a list of the key databases for literature. These provide more functionality than Library search and are particularly useful if you want to look at a range of materials on a specific author or look at a literary period or literary movement. Literature Online will allow you to search the contents of Literature Online and the ABELL bibliography at once. More specialist databases relating to individual authors or literary periods/genres are available by clicking on the Specialist Databases tab at the top of this guide.
an index of over 880,000 records of secondary sources - books, articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews, essay collections and doctoral dissertations published worldwide. Part of LION (Literature Online)
1920 - present
index to over 4,400 international journals and series, 1,000 book publishers, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies on literature, language, linguistics and folklore, from 1920's onward. Produced by the Modern Language Association of America.