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Combined Search

Full-text iconLiterature and Writing: Combined Database Search
Search multiple databases: Academic Search Complete, Communication & Mass Media Complete, MLA International Bibliography
Type: Index with some Full-text

Core Databases


Full-text iconDirectory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Provides access to selected journals covering a broad range of disciplines including humanities and sciences.
TYPE: Full-text

Full-text iconJSTOR: Arts and Sciences Collection
Provides a retrospective, full-text collection that includes many of the core research and society published journals in key fields in the humanities and social sciences.
Type: Full-text

Full-text iconLiterature Online (LION)
A complete literature reference database which includes author biographies as well as literary criticism.
Type: Full-text

MLA International Bibliography
The Modern Languages Association database provides indexing of journals in the fields of literature, folklore, linguistics and modern languages.
Type: Index with Citations

Full-text iconOxford English Dictionary
Provides the pronunciation, meaning and history for over 500,000 words in the English language.
Type: Full-text

Related Databases


Google Scholar @ Marylhurst
The Google Scholar search is configured to connect to Shoen Library's resources improving the availability of some content.
Type: Web Page

Full-text iconIPA Source for Songs and Arias
The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Source is the web's largest library of transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts with over 5598 texts.
Type: Full-text

Digital Media IconShakespeare Plays, BBC
More than 30 full-length BBC Shakespeare performances.
Type: Digital Media

Encyclopedias


Full-text iconContextual Encyclopedia of World Literature
Covers world authors from many periods and genres.
Type: Full-text

Full-text iconLiterary Movements for Students
Summarizes major literary movements including Romanticism, Realism and Existentialism.
Type: Full-text
Selected Web Pages

Selected Web Pages


Bartleby.com
Provides full-text access to many of Bartleby's famous literary reference works including Roget's Thesaurus, Bartlett's Quotations, The Harvard Classics and much more.
Type: Web Page

Encyclopedia Mythica
The encylopedia contains many definitions and articles about figures in mythology, folklore and religion.
Type: Web Page

Map History / History of Cartography
The historical site serves as a gateway to map resources online with several thousand links to map collections.
Type: Web Page

Middle English Compendium
Provides Middle English texts with an accompanying dictionary and bibliography.
Type: Web Page

OWL: Online Writing Lab
The Purdue University sponsored Online Writing Lab has provided writers with related resources for over 10 years.
Type: Web Page

Project Gutenberg
Provides access to over 17,000 works of literature that are in the public domain.
Type: Web Page

TEAMS: Middle English Texts
Provides translations of Middle English texts.
Type: Web Page


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