Literary Criticism and Review Sources:
Prose, Poetry, Drama, and Film


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Literary Criticism  and Biography Resources Reviews and Plot Summaries CREDO Database Resources for Literature Electronic
Journals in Chesnutt Library


Literary Criticism Sources 

  Classical And Medieval Literature Criticism
PN 681.5 .C57

  Literature Criticism From 1400 to 1800
PN 86 .L56

  Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism
PN 761 .N56

  Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism
PN 771 .G27

  Contemporary Literary Criticism
PN 771 .C59

  Drama Criticism   PN 1601 .D59

  Poetry Criticisms   PN 1010 .P6

  Short Story Criticism   PN 3373 .S386

  Shakespearean Criticism  PR 2965 .S44

  Children's Literature Review  Z 1037 .A1 C5

Biographical  Sources

   Biography and Genealogy Master Index  Ref Z 5305 .U5 B57

   African American Women Playwrights
PS 153 .N5 G29 1999

  Contemporary Authors   
Z 1010 .C662

  Contemporary Authors Autobiographical Series
PN 453 .C63

  Contemporary Authors Permanent Series
Z 1010 .C65

  Contemporary Authors New Revision Series
Z 1010 .Z58

  Current Biography Yearbook.  CT 100 .C8

  Dictionary of Literary Biography   PS 21 .D5

  Notable Poets   PN 1021 .N68

  Something About the Author
PN 497 .S66

  Twentieth Century Children's Writers
PN 1009 .A1 T9

Selected Dictionaries of Literary Terms

  Abrams, M. H. Glossary of Literary Terms.  6th ed.  Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt, Brace,   Jovanovich College, 1993.   Reference PN 41 .A184 1993.     

  Carey, Gary and Mary Ellen Snodgrass.  Multicultural Dictionary of Literary Terms Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., Inc., Publishers, 1999.   Main Stacks PN 41 .C28 1999

  Cuddon, J. A.  Dictionary Of Literary Terms And Literary Theory. 4th ed.  Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 1998.    Reference PN 41 .C83 1998

  Henderson, Helene  and Jay P. Pederson, eds.  Twentieth-Century Literary Movements Dictionary: a compendium to more than 500 literary, critical, and theatrical movements, schools, and groups from more than 80 nations, covering the novelists, poets, short-story writers, dramatists, essayists, theorists, and works, genres, techniques, and terms associated with each movement.  Detroit, Michigan: Omnigraphics, 2000.     Reference PN 597 .T94 2000

  Rasmussen, R. Kent, ed.  Cyclopedia of Literary PlacesPasadena, California : Salem Press, 2003.  Ref PN 56.S48 C97 2003.


     Reviews and Plot Summaries are materials that review, evaluate or summarize a particular book, play, film, etc., published in a periodical or newspaper after its first appearance in print or first performance or showing.

     Book Reviewscan be helpful in the selection of sources for a paper, and sometimes, for biographical information on individual authors. As most book reviews are published shortly after a book appears in the market, it helps to know the publication date of the item in question.  

     Book Reviews can also be identified by using periodical indexes, and looking under the "Book Reviews" section of the index.  Several indexes list book reviews such as:  Social Sciences Index; Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature; Education Index; Humanities Index; Index to Legal Periodicals; Business Periodicals Index; Applied Science and Technology Index; and Library Literature.

    Book Reviews are also found in review journals such as  Booklist; Choice; Library Journal; New York Review of Books; New York Times Book Review; Publisher's Weekly; School Library Journal; and TLS, Times Literary Supplement.

Book Review Indexes in Print

     Book Review Digest (BRD) published monthly with an    annual cumulation. It lists selective excerpts of reviews from several popular magazines and journals. It is arranged alphabetically by author and has a subject/title index.  Location:  Chesnutt Periodical Indexes

     Book Review Index (BRI) published bi-monthly with an  annual cumulation. It is an index to reviews in over 200 periodicals. The subject coverage of this source includes fiction, non-fiction, humanities, social sciences, librarianship, bibliography and children’s literature. It is more extensive than Book Review Digest but BRI does not include abstracts.  Location:  Chesnutt Periodical Indexes

  Book Review Databases

   ABELL- Choose the fifth option (Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, 1920- ABELL) to search a large database of literature and related material with a sophisticated and easy to use search engine.

   Books in Print Professional - Comprehensive database of over 5 million book, audio book, and video titles. Reviews are included in some cases.

   Literature Online (LION) - A fully searchable digital library of over 350,000 works of English and American literature.

    Magill Book Reviews - Available through the database MasterFILE Premier through EBSCOHost under the list of publications.

   Novelist - An online readers' advisory tool that helps readers find new books based on books they've read or topics in which they are interested.

  Book Review Web Sites

   BookRags.Com: English  More than 3,600 literature study guides - the largest collection online. Included are Literature Study Guides, Free Book Notes, Film Summaries; Literary Movements and Study Tips & Articles.     

   Complete Review: A Literary Saloon and Site of Review  A selectively comprehensive, objectively opinionated survey of books old and new, trying to meet all your book review, preview, and information needs

   ENotes: Literature - 3500+ Study Guides Some free content and fee-based content.

   Education Reviews: a Journal of Reviews


     Film Reviews of popular movies are often reviewed in periodicals, and are listed in periodical indexes. They are grouped in a separate section of the index, usually under "Motion Picture Reviews," and are not usually listed under the  individual film title. Film reviews may be located by using indexes such as Art Index, Humanities Index, New York Times Film Reviews, and the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature. Film Review Web Sites

   BookRags.Com: English  More than 3,600 literature study guides - the largest collection online. Included are Literature Study Guides, Free Book Notes, Film Summaries; Literary Movements and Study Tips & Articles.

   Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

  Kid's Tribute Available through the database MasterFILE   Premier through EBSCOHost under the list of publications.


  Rotten Tomatoes

  Yahoo Movies

     Plot Summaries are summaries of books are not meant to be relied on entirely. Digests, synopses or summaries may be considered useful supplements to your reading, not substitutes for reading assigned works.  They usually identify the characters and themes within a work and give a brief description or summary of the story, with some general analytical content. Plot Summaries in an Electronic Format

   Bibliomania: Study Guides - produced by the Bibliomania Creative Team, a group of final year and postgraduate literature students from the top UK and American universities. The guides are aimed at the senior high school and undergraduate student, but we hope they will be a thought provoking read for all. They include the most up-to-date and useful research on the literary greats.

   ClassicNotes.Com by Grade Saver

  Cliffs Notes through NetLibrary

   PinkMonkey.Com  Home of MonkeyNotes Study Guides and and Barron's Booknotes Summaries

  Spark Notes from Barnes and Noble

Plot Summaries at FSU

  Magills Survey of American Literature  REF PS 21 .M34 1991
  Magill's Survey of World Literature 
REF PN 523 .M29 1993
  REF PN 44 .M35

  Masterplots : 1,801 plot stories and critical evaluations of the world's finest literature  REF PN 44 .M33 1996
  Masterplots II:  American Fiction Series  REF PS373 .M37 2000
  Masterplots II:  Drama Series  REF PN 6112.5 .M37 2000
  Masterplots II:  Poetry Series  REF PN 1110.5 .M37 1992
  Masterplots II: Short Story Series  REF PN 3326 .M27 1986
  Masterplots II: Women's Literature Series  REF PN 471 .37 1995
  Masterplots II: World Fiction Series  REF PN 3326 .M28 1987


  CREDO Database Resources for Literature AND LANGUAGE (FSU Affiliated Persons)

African-American Writers: A DictionaryTitle information
Bloomsbury Dictionary of English Literature

Brewer's Curious Titles Title information
Cambridge Guide to Children's Books in English
Cambridge Guide to Literature in English 3rd edition Title information
Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English

Chronology of American Literature Title information
Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story

Concise Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature
Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature Title information
Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature Title information
Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature Title information
Concise Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature
Critical Terms for Literary Study
Dictionary of Literary Symbols Title information
Dictionary of Italian Literature
Dictionary of Shakespeare, Peter Collin Publishing Title information
Edinburgh Encyclopaedia of Modern Criticism and Theory
Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century Title information
Encyclopedia of German Literature Title information
Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900-2003
Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature

Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English

Holocaust Literature: An Encyclopedia of Writers and Their Work Title information


Drama and Film     Literature Criticisms and Reviews     Poetry and Song     Prose     Biographical and Primary Sources     Dictionaries and Encyclopedias     General

Drama and Film

American Drama 1714-1915
When complete, this collection will contain more than 2,000 plays by American dramatists that chronicle the history and culture of America through its dramatic writing. At present, American Drama includes 711 plays by dramatists such as Thomas Paine, Edward Hitchcock, and James Lawson.

American Film Scripts  
This edition of American Film Scripts Online (AFSO) contains 776 scripts by 856 writers together with detailed, fielded information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts.

Asian American Drama  
This edition of Asian American Drama contains 252 plays by 42 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies and more.

Black Drama  
This edition of Black Drama contains approximately 1200 plays by 201 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays. An Alexander Street Press database.

English Drama (1280-1915)
A combination of Chadwyck-Healey’s English Verse Drama and English Prose Drama full-text databases. 4,000 plays by 1,200 authors from the late thirteenth century to the early twentieth century.

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text  
Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text is the definitive online tool for film and television research. It is a comprehensive bibliographic and full text database covering the entire spectrum of television and film. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. The database provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 270 publications (and selected coverage of more than 300), as well as full text for more than 70 journals and nearly 50 books.

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text  
International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text,is the definitive research tool for the study of theatre and the performing arts. International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text was initiated by the American Society for Theatre Research, and since 1984, the Theatre Research Data Center (TRDC) at Brooklyn College has published 14 volumes of the IBTD. These volumes comprise a fully indexed, cross-referenced and annotated databank of over 60,000 journal articles, books, book articles and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries. As experts in the subject area, TRDC will continue indexing various titles for the database as well as coordinating international contributors. International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text contains full text for more than 100 titles, including Canadian Theatre Review, Dance Chronicle, Dance Teacher, Modern Drama, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Research in Dance Education, Research in Drama Education, Studies in Theatre and Performance, TDR: The Drama Review, Theater, and many more. Additional full text available includes more than 100 books & monographs such as Art and the Performance of Memory, Avant Garde Theatre, British Realist Theatre, Community Theatre, History of European Drama and Theatre, Learning Through Theatre, Opera, Performance Theory, Popular Theatres of Nineteenth Century France, Shakespeare, Theory and Performance, Sourcebook on Feminist Theatre and Performance, Theatre and the World, Twentieth-Century Actor Training, Who's Who in Contemporary World Theatre, World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre and many more.

North American Indian Drama  
This first release of North American Indian Drama contains 93 plays by 18 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. The database also includes the Native Playwrights' Newsletter, a unique resource, containing a wealth of original essays, articles, photographs, interviews, reviews, and production information related to the plays.

North American Theatre Online  
North American Theatre Online is a comprehensive reference work covering all aspects of the Canadian and American Theatre. It includes some 40,000 pages of major reference materials, together with records to more than 30,000 plays, over 57,000 people, 5,400 theatres, nearly 22,000 productions and 2,500 production companies.

North American Women's Drama  
This edition of North American Women's Drama contains 1,174 plays by 275 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.

Twentieth Century North American Drama  
This edition of Twentieth Century North American Drama contains 1,122 plays by 170 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.

Literature Criticisms and Reviews

(ABELL) Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (1920-2002)
ABELL contains over 783,000 records covering monographs, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews, collections of essays and doctoral dissertations published anywhere in the world from 1920 onwards.  English Language - including syntax, phonology, lexicology, semantics, stylistics and dialectologyEnglish Literature - including poetry, prose, fiction, films, biography, travel writing, literary theory and studies of individual authorsBibliography - including manuscript studies, textual studies and the history of publishing.  Traditional culture of the English-speaking world including custom, belief, narrative, song, dance and material culture.

Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers
An in-depth analysis of current, best-selling fiction providing details about the complexities of these carefully selected titles.

Greenwood Digital Collection   
E-book collection emphasizing history & literature. It includes the series Daily Life Through History, Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Authors, Historic Events of the 20th Century, Literature in Context, as well as American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography.

Provides access to several journal collections, among them is the Language and Literature Collection with the following titles: African American Review; Black American Literature Forum; Negro American Literature Forum; African Languages and Cultures; African Languages and Cultures. Supplement; Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics;
American Journal of Philology; American Literary History; American Literature; American Speech; Boundary 2; Callaloo; Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews (CLEAR); College Composition and Communication; College English; Comparative Literature;Contemporary Literature; Wisconsin Studies in Contemporary Literature; Critical Inquiry; Cultural CritiqueDiacritics; ELH; Feminist Studies; The French Review; The French Review. Special Issue; The German Quarterly; Hispania; Hispanic Review; Italica; Bulletin of the American Association of Teachers of Italian; Japanese Language and Literature; The Journal of the Association of Teachers of Japanese; Journal-Newsletter of the Association of Teachers of Japanese; Journal of African Cultural Studies; African Languages and Cultures; Journal of American Folklore; Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association; Bulletin of the Midwest Modern Language Association; Language; MELUS; MLN; Modern Language Notes; The Modern Language Journal; Modern Language Studies; Modern Philology; The New England Quarterly; New German Critique; New Literary History; Nineteenth-Century Literature; Nineteenth-Century Fiction; Trollopian; NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction; Pacific Coast Philology; PMLA; Transactions and Proceedings of the Modern Language Association of America; Modern Language Association of America. Proceedings; Transactions of the Modern Language Association of America; Poetics Today; Renaissance Quarterly; Renaissance News; Representations; Review of English Studies; Rhetoric Review; Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature; Bulletin of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association; News Bulletin of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association; Shakespeare Quarterly; Signs; Slavic and East European Journal; Social Text; South Atlantic Review; South Atlantic Bulletin; South Central Review; South Central Bulletin; Speculum; Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900; Studies in the Renaissance Transition; Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature; Twentieth Century Literature; Yale French Studies.

Literary Reference Center  
This database is a comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC is a completely full-text database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.

Literature Online (LION)
A fully searchable digital library of over 300,000 works of English and American literature.

Literature Resource Center  
The Literature Resource Center contains full-text scholarly articles from more than 300 academic journals and literary magazines—the majority peer-reviewed—as well as excerpts from scholarly monographs, literary correspondence and diaries. Also included are reviews of books of all sorts, from children's literature to adult fiction, from popular non-fiction to scholarly studies. Substantive biographical essays on more than 130,000 authors, providing insights into life and times, works, and critical reception are also part of the database. There are full text of thousands of poems and short stories published in contemporary journals and magazines and overview essays on thousands of books and literary topics are featured. Links to editorially selected websites on authors and their works, as well as pictures of well-known authors round out the content.

Media Review Digest  
Reviews of educational media and entertainment resources. Covers approximately 100,000 mediagraphic items. Provides comprehensive review coverage of educational media. Includes reviews of entertainment resources.

MLA International Bibliography
(1963-current). Indexes periodical articles on literature, languages, linguistics and folklore.

Access to the full text of more than 13,000 reference, scholarly, and professional books.

An online readers' advisory tool that helps readers find new books based on books they've read or topics in which they are interested.

Project Muse  
Currently, Project MUSE® offers nearly 250 quality journal titles from 40 scholarly publishers. As one of the academic community's primary electronic journals resources, Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.

Web of Science
Covers over 8,000 international journals in the sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities.

Poetry and Song

20th Century African-American Poetry

A database of modern and contemporary African-American poetry from the early twentieth century to the present. Features 10,000 poems by around 70 of the most important African-American poets of the last century.

20th Century American Poetry
This unparalleled collection includes 52,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets, including Adrienne Rich, Andrei Codrescu, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Cathy Song.

20th Century English Poetry
A collection of 598 volumes of poetry by 283 poets from 1900 to the present day, including W. B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Graves, A. E. Housman, John Betjeman, Fleur Adcock, Tony Harrison, Benjamin Zephaniah and Carol Ann Duffy, and incorporating the poets in The Faber Poetry Library.

African-American Poetry (1750-1900)
Nearly 3,000 poems written by African-American poets in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

American Poetry (1600-1900)
Over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets from the Colonial Period to the early twentieth century.

American Song  
American Song is a history database that will contain 50,000 tracks that allow people to hear and feel the music from America's past. The database will include songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests and more. This release includes 728 albums -- over 12103 tracks.

Classical Music Library  
Please bring your own headphones if you intend to use this resource in the library. CML is a fully searchable classical music resource—a comprehensive database of distinguished classical recordings. It includes tens of thousands of licensed recordings that users can listen to over the Internet. The audio selections are cross-referenced to a database of supplementary reference information.

English Poetry (600-1900)
Essentially the complete English poetic canon from the 8th century to the early 20th. Over 160,000 poems by more than 1,250 poets drawn from nearly 4,500 printed sources.

English Poetry, Second Edition
English Poetry, Second Edition redefines the English poetic canon for the 21st century, building on the achievement of its ground-breaking predecessor with enhanced functionality and the addition of more than 20,000 poems from several new categories. Containing more than 183,000 poems by over 2,700 poets, the most comprehensive archive of English verse from the 8th century to the early 20th now offers incomparable representation both of the literary heritages of Commonwealth and ex-colonial countries and of the poetic legacies of English writers who have only been brought back to scholarly attention during the last thirty years.

The Faber Poetry Library
A collection of some of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. The Faber list spans the seventy-year history of this major publishing house, and includes the poetry of James Joyce, Siegfried Sassoon, T.S. Eliot, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Seamus Heaney. In total The Faber Poetry Library contains 140 volumes by 50 poets.

Latino Literature  
Latino Literature contains approximately 380 plays and 67,500 pages of prose and poetry by Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican and other Latin writers working in the United States.

Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period  
Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period (SWRP) contains 60 volumes of Romantic Poetry, extensive contemporary critical reviews, as well as material specially written for this database by leading scholars.

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries  
"...a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions" Please bring your own headphones if you use this resource in the Library


Black Short Fiction   
Black Short Fiction contains approximately 4,919 stories and folktales by 435 African, African American, and Caribbean authors. When complete this collection should have approximately 8,000 works of short fiction.

Black Thought and Culture  
Black Thought and Culture contains 989 sources with 947 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans.

Black Women Writers  
Black Women Writers will contain approximately 100,000 pages of fiction, nonfiction and poetry by women from North America, Africa and the Caribbean. It will also present essays by scholars and feminists about the history of feminism and genre studies in these regions. There are 13,000 pages of text in this first release.

Early American Fiction 1789-1850
Provides both images and text for a well-defined and comprehensive collection of early American fiction. Presently includes 440 titles by 80 authors, including first printings of works by James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Montgomery Bird, Washington Irving, Catharine Sedgwick, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Published jointly with the University of Virginia Library.

Early American Fiction 1789-1875
When complete, Early American Fiction 1789-1875 will extend the coverage of our first Early American Fiction collection by twenty-five years (1851-1875) and will incorporate the full text of more than 250 additional titles and over 60 new authors, including Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, Herman Melville and Thomas Bailey Aldrich, as well as a host of minor writers of the period. Early American Fiction 1789-1875 will include more than 750 works of fiction by more than 130 authors.

Early English Prose Fiction (1500-1700)
Over 200 complete works in fictional prose from the period 1500-1700.

Eighteenth-Century Fiction (1700-1780)
96 complete works in English prose from the period 1700-1780, by writers from the British Isles. Includes a scanned version of Sterne's Tristram Shandy, and two different editions of Richardson's Clarissa and Pamela and of Swift's Gulliver's Travels.

The King James Bible
The King James - 'Authorized' Version is included to provide a single Bible for reference purposes.

Latin American Women Writers  
Literature by Latin American women from the colonial period in the 17th century forward to the present. Literary works, along with memoirs, letters, and essays, comprise the 100,000 pages of works in their original language.

Latino Literature  
Latino Literature contains approximately 380 plays and 67,500 pages of prose and poetry by Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican and other Latin writers working in the United States.

Nineteenth-Century Fiction
250 novels from the period 1782 to 1903, including works by all the major Victorian novelists such as Dickens, Thackeray, the Brontës, Eliot and Hardy, as well as the landmarks of Gothic and other fiction from the Romantic period.

Biographical and Primary Sources

American Civil War: Letters and Diaries  
This release contains 2,009 authors and approximately 100,000 pages of diaries, letters and memoirs. Each source has been carefully chosen using leading bibliographies.

American National Biography
The premier biographical resource for notable people in American history.

American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography  
A collection of the life histories of former slaves in the United States compiled through nearly 4,000 interviews with ex-slaves.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Index to biographical sketches found in current and retrospective biographical dictionaries.

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries  
This edition of British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries includes the immediate experiences of approximately 500 women, as revealed in over 100,000 pages of diaries and letters. The collection now includes primary materials spanning more than 300 years.

Early Encounters in North America  
This release of Early Encounters in North America contains 1,482 authors and over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters.

In The First Person  
"[In The First Person] allows for keyword searching of more than 260,000 pages of full-text by more than 9,000 individuals from all walks of life. It also contains pointers to at least 2,500 audio and video files and 16,000 bibliographic records. "

North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories  
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories provides a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada. Contains more than 100,000 pages of personal narratives, including letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories.

North American Indian Biographical Database  
This fourth release of the North American Indian Biographical Database contains over 62,000 pages of text and images. Included are biographies, auto-biographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories.

North American Women’s Letters and Diaries
Over 150,000 pages of published letters and diaries plus 4,000 pages of previously unpublished materials depicting the personal experiences of hundreds of women. Remote access coming soon. Contains materials from Colonial times to 1950.

Oral History Online  
This release of Oral History Online provides in-depth indexing to more than 2,700 collections of Oral History in English from around the world.

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 2001."

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Oxford English Dictionary
Find OED's definition of a word or phrase.

Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged
America's premier lexicographical work, the 1993 edition is published here in electronic form for the first time. A dictionary of the English language containing 450,000 vocabulary entries.


Academic Search Premier  
(Indexing: 1984+, full-text: 1990+). Indexing and abstracts of scholarly journals covering the social sciences, humanities, education and more.

Articles First
Indexes journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture.

Proquest Dissertations and Theses- Full Text  
More than two million dissertation and theses from 1861 to the present, many of them full text.

Ebsco Electronic Journal Service (EJS)  
Provides access to full-text of many of FSU's online journal subscriptions and also EJS Journals via pay per view. Includes searching in article titles, journal titles, abstracts, full-text and title list browsing.

Periodical Abstracts
(1987-current). Abstracts from general and academic journals, covering business, current affairs, economics, literature, religion, psychology, women's studies, and others.

Wilson OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition  
With Full text of articles from over 1,750 publications and Article abstracts and indexing from over 3,500 publications, Wilson OmniFile is especially convenient for users with inquiries in areas that cross disciplines—ethnic studies, women’s studies, history, and more. Wilson OmniFile is even helpful to those who are unsure which specialty to search for their topic of interest.

World Cat
Union catalog of materials held in libraries world-wide. Union catalog of materials held in libraries world-wide. Coverage: Updated regularly.


The selected titles listed below are available in Chesnutt Library.  Use Journal Finder to identify titles
that are available online and in the library. 

Journal Finder Subject Search on English: (Literature, Drama, Lingustics, Folklore, and ESOL) produces this list.

Subject Heading = American Literature – Periodicals
Early American Literature
English Studies in Africa
Sewanee Review

Subject Heading = American Literature – History and Criticism – Periodicals
American Literature
College Literature
Journal of Narrative Technique
New Literary History

Subject Heading = English Literature – History and Criticism – Periodicals
College Literature
Critical Survey
English Studies in Africa
Essays in Criticism
Journal of Narrative Technique
New Literary History
Review of English Studies
Studies in English Literature

Subject Heading = Poetry – Periodicals
Kenyon Review

Subject Heading = Drama – Periodicals
Modern Drama
Theatre Journal

Keyword Search – Literature and Periodicals (not elsewhere mentioned)
Black Issues Book Review 
Grand Street
Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review
Literature Film Quarterly
Revista Canadiense De Estudios Hispánicos
Romanic Review
South African Journal of African Languages

Subject Heading = Children's Literature - Periodicals
Subject Heading = Children's Literature - Reviews - Periodicals
Subject Heading = Young Adult Literature - Reviews - Periodicals
Children's Literature in Education
Horn Book Guide to Children's and Young Adult Books

Subject Heading = Motion Pictures - Periodicals
Cinema Journal
Entertainment Weekly
Film Comment
Film Quarterly
Films in Review
Journal of Popular Film and Television: JPF&T
Quarterly Review of Film and Video: QRFV

Velvet Light Trap
Wide Angle

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