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The main databases for English students are:

  • BBC Shakespeare Archive Resource provides access to hundreds of BBC television and radio broadcasts of Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets and documentaries about Shakespeare.
  • Early English Books Online Facsimiles of books printed in England from 1473-1700
  • JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources 
  • MLA international Bibliography Covers literature languages, linguistics and folklore. Coverage is from 1963 to the present.
  • Oxford English Dictionary  The OED is the accepted authority on the English language. It covers words from across the English-speaking world.
  • Oxford Handbooks Literature  The Oxford Handbooks are one of the most successful and cited series within scholarly publishing, containing in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field.
  • Oxford World's Classics 

    A collection of over 300 eBooks, including novels and other writings, from the 18th and 19th centuries.

For more information about the library resources visit the English libguide. If you would like help using any of these resources you can book a tutorial with Nancy Jackson, the librarian for the School of English. If there are no convenient slots shown you can e-mail Nancy at to arrange a time.

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