A record of books, manuscripts, autographs, maps and broadsides sold at auction. Assists in estimating the market value of rare books and manuscripts.
Literature, Books, and Reading
Literature, Books, and Reading
Reproductions of manuscripts, letters, and diaries, handwritten drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works, and similar materials. Catalog records can be searched, but the manuscripts themselves are not full-text searchable.
Primary sources relating to the arts in the 18th and 19th centuries, including playbills, scripts, operas, scores, letters, manuscripts, meeting minutes, and financial records.
Intends to list every book and periodical printed in Britain or any of its dependencies, or in English anywhere else in the world, from 1473-1800. Identifies libraries with known copies of each title and provides references to reproductions on microfilm and in other formats. Hosted by the British Library.
Full-text journal and magazine articles and citations covering the sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other subjects. Coverage: 1901-present; most full-text coverage after 1980.
Full-text news and scholarly journal articles, audiovisual materials, reports, and primary source material covering all academic disciplines. Includes translation and citation tools and a TopicFinder to expand your research. Coverage: 1980-present.
Full-text journal and magazine articles, newspapers, and audiovisual material covering a diverse set of general interest and academic topics.
Encyclopedias and other specialized reference sources covering the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences, including medicine, business, law, and more.
Digitized books, government publications, and other documents from the collections of an international community of research libraries. All material is indexed and searchable, but access to full reproductions is limited to material not under copyright.
Movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, and comics for online streaming or download to mobile devices, with no waiting lists. Borrow up to 10 items per calendar month. For the duration of our closure, users can borrow 12 titles per calendar month.
Digitized texts, audio, video, software, and archived web pages, including books, manuscripts, and other written documents from the Boston Public Library.
Full-text articles from hundreds of scholarly journals from the mid-19th century to the early 21st century covering a wide range of subjects, including complete runs of many historical journals. The most recent 3-5 years of current journals are not available in full-text.
Poetry, short fiction, novels, and more than 450 plays by U.S. writers of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Central American, and South American heritage, including previously unpublished and rare materials.
Weekly transcripts of BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) radio and television programs, representing the only record of many early broadcasts and including coverage of contemporary events as well as intellectual, literary, and musical topics.
The New Oxford Shakespeare presents an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited from first principles from the base-texts themselves, and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship.
244 plays by 48 North American Indian playwrights, accompanied by searchable information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. More than half of the plays are previously unpublished.
1,517 plays by 330 North American women playwrights, accompanied by searchable information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. Includes selected playbills, production photographs, and other ephemera. Over 30% of the plays are previously unpublished.
Full-text journal articles in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, including ethnic studies, women’s studies, history, and more. Coverage: 1972-present.
Over 100,000 eBooks available for borrowing and reading in-browser or on mobile devices using Adobe Digital Editions. Creation of a free account is required for borrowing.
Thousands of digital titles available for download directly to your computer or mobile device.
K-12 Literature Resources
Full-text literary criticism articles, reviews, work overviews, and biographical information.
Includes the full-text literary criticism articles, reference books, and biographical information from Literature Criticism Online and Literature Resource Center (below).
Full-text literary criticism articles covering works from the ancient world to the present, including poetry, short stories, drama, and children’s literature.
Literature Periodical Indexes
Indexes 233 titles in the English Literary Periodicals microfilm set, available from the Research Services Department. A variety of other subjects are also covered, including life in British America and the American Revolution.
Indexes over 600 journals, books, reports, and proceedings covering librarianship, cataloging and classification, information retrieval, information management, and more. Also includes over 400,000 full-text items. Coverage: 1866-present.
Indexes articles, book reviews, poems, and short stories from general-interest U.S. periodicals, including Time, Newsweek, and Ladies’ Home Journal.
Fiction and nonfiction reading recommendations for adults, including reviews, articles, reading lists, and more.