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    Academic Search Complete 1887 to present
A scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database containing full text for more than 7,100 publications, including over 6,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for 11,200 journals and other publications including monographs, reports, and conference proceedings. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.

    Black Thought and Culture
Black Thought and Culture provides approximately 100,000 pages of monographs, essays, articles, speeches, and interviews written by leaders within the black community from the earliest times to the present. Some of the authors include Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Carter G. Woodson, Alain Locke, Mary McLeod Bethune, Booker T. Washington.

    Book Review Digest Plus 1983 to present
With coverage back to 1983, Book Review Digest Plus indexes reviews of current fiction and non-fiction, and provides review excerpts and over 100,000 full text reviews. The database includes children's books as well as books for adults and young adults. Entries currently encompass some 1,300,000 reviews covering over 550,000 books and grows with daily updates.

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    Book Review Index Plus 1965 to present
A comprehensive online guide to book reviews with over five million review citations from thousands of publications.

BrowZine is a web-based service and app for Apple or Android smart phones and devices that helps you browse through scholarly e-journals available from Milner Library. BrowZine sorts our e-journals into broad disciplines and then into narrower subjects. You can save and organize your most-used e-journals on virtual bookshelves in your account. The result is an easy and familiar way to browse through, read, and monitor scholarly e-journals across disciplines.

    Chicago Defender 1910-1975
The Chicago Defender, a historical African-American newspaper, provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Browse and search complete issues of newspaper, as well as obituaries. Includes the Chicago Daily Defender, the Daily Defender and weekend editions of the newspapers. Includes full text.

    Chicago Manual of Style
Encompassing the 15th and 16th editions, the Chicago Manual of Style Online offers the complete, fully searchable text of the traditional print version of The Chicago Manual of Style. Two additional files are included: Chicago Style Q&A, which is another fully searchable resource of questions and answers on citing and using the Chicago Manual of Style, and Tools, which provides help for authors preparing manuscripts for submission to the University of Chicago Press.

    Children's Literature Review
Presents full-text literary criticism on writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, monographs, reviews, and scholarly papers.

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    Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism vol. 1, 1987 to present
A source of critical opinion on early literature, this series contains excerpts from criticism through the ages on the works of philosophers, poets and playwrights, political leaders, scientists, mathematicians and writers from other genres.

    Contemporary Authors
Contemporary Authors offers continuous access to current biographical and bibliographical data on more than 120,000 authors from the nineteenth century to the present. Easily search for an author by name, title of work, subject/genre, nationality, date and place of birth, honors, awards and much more.

    Contemporary Literary Criticism vol. 1, 1973 to present
This series profiles novelists, poets, playwrights and other creative and nonfiction writers by providing full-text or excerpted criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals. Contemporary Literary Criticism covers authors who are currently active or who died after December 31, 1959. Most of the critical essays are full text. Each essay includes a full citation and annotation. Many entries include an author portrait.

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    Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete 1978 -
Consisting of the Dictionary of Literary Biography, the Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series and the Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook Series, the Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete features more than 143,000 comprehensive literary biographies. The biographies discuss lives and careers of authors, journalists, publishers and other literary figures.

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    Dictionary of Old English
The Dictionary of Old English Web Corpus is an online database consisting of at least one copy of every surviving Old English text. In some cases, more than one copy is included, if it is significant because of dialect or date. As such, the DOE Web Corpus represents over three million words of Old English and fewer than a million words of Latin, or almost five times the collected works of Shakespeare. Compiled as part of the Dictionary of Old English project at the University of Toronto, the texts in the Corpus are XML-encoded and are fully conformant with the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines (TEI-P5 2007). The interface for the Dictionary of Old English Web Corpus was developed by the Humanities Text Initiative at the University of Michigan.

    Drama Criticism 1991 to present
Part of Literature Criticism Online, Drama Criticism provides critical analyses of significant dramatists or plays. For each play or playwright featured, a full range of critical opinion is presented, along with a biographical sketch, a chronological list of the writer's major works and more. Approximately 90-95% of critical essays are full text. Titles of the plays are searchable.

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    Early English Books Online
From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this collection contains the full text of more than 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement.

    Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text
Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text is the definitive index to film and television literature. It is a bibliographic database that provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 300 publications, and selected coverage of 300 more. Full text for over 270 journals is also included. The database has been designed for use by a diverse audience that includes film scholars, college students, and general viewers.

    Film Literature Index 1976 - 2001
The Film Literature Index (FLI) annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular. More than 2,000 subject headings provide detailed analysis of the articles.

This database changed it's name to Film & Television Literature Index beginning in 2002.

    Harpweek 1857-1912
Harper's Weekly, a primary resource for examining 19th Century America. Provides full text.

    Humanities International Complete
Humanities International Complete is an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought. As well as including all data from Humanities International Index, Humanities International Complete includes full text for nearly 1200 journals.

    International Medieval Bibliography 1967 to present
The International Medieval Bibliography provides a comprehensive, current bibliography of articles in journals and miscellany volumes (conference prceedings, essay collections or Festschriften) worldwide covering the European Middle Ages (400 - 1500). Geographic regions covered include Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Citations only. Click on 'Enter Database' and then 'International Medieval Bibliography' to enter the database.

JSTOR holds the complete digitized back runs of core scholarly journals, starting with the very first issues, and offers high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. Of the available JSTOR collections, Milner has 11 multi-disciplinary collections (Arts and Sciences I through XI) and two discipline-specific collections (Ecology & Botany, Health & General Sciences). JSTOR Current Scholarship Program provides subscription access to current issues of 34 journals within these collections.

    L'Annee Philologique 1928 to present
Published by the Societe Internationale de Bibliographie Classique, L'Annee philologique is a specialized bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. L'Annee philologique includes citations to journal articles and books, with abstracts in English, German, Spanish, French or Italian.

    Latino Literature
Latino Literature brings together more than 100,000 pages of poetry, fiction, and over 450 plays written in English and Spanish by hundreds of Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and other Latino authors working in the United States. Among the gems of the collection are nearly 800 items (poems, novels, and plays) that have never been published before. Researchers will also find numerous Chicano folk tales and audio files of selected poems and plays.

    Linguisitics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) 1973 to present
Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, and dissertations.

    Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800 vol. 1, 1984 to present
This authoritative resource on the greatest writers of the late Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Restoration eras fulfills a need for information on historical periods, literary trends and topics, and the achievements of noteworthy individuals. Contains full text.

    MLA Directory of Periodicals
The MLA Directory of Periodicals offers detailed information on over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the MLA International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.

star MLA International Bibliography 1963 to present
Literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore from over 4,000 journals and series published worldwide. Updates ten times per year. Provides citations, abstracts.

    Naxos Spoken Word Library
Concentrating largely on literary classics and educational themes, Naxos Spoken Word Library offers audio version of literature and poetry, ranging from medieval times to the twentieth century. Adobe Flash is the default player for the streamed audio files. NOTE: Only five (5) people can access this resource at one time. If you see a "maximum users reached" message, please try again later.

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Flash Version: Minimum 9.0.60. 10 recommended.
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    New York Times (1851-2010) 1851-2010
The New York Times (1851-2010) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. Coverage: Sept 18,1851-Dec 31, 2010.

    Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism vol. 1, 1981 to present
Information on the careers and works of acclaimed poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists and philosophers who died between 1800 and 1899. Author overviews include chronologically arranged criticism representing the entire range of response to each author. Entries typically include an author portrait, an introduction to the author, a primary bibliography, annotated criticism and an annotated list of further reading sources. Contains full text.

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    Nineteenth Century US Newspapers 1800-1900
19th Century U.S. Newspapers provides access to primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life, among other subjects.

    North American Indian Thought and Culture
The database presents the life stories of American Indians and Canadian First Peoples in their own words and through the words of others. Soon to the be largest compilation ever created of biographical information on indigenous peoples from all areas of North America, it contains nearly 100,000 pages of content, including biographies, autobiographies, oral histories, reference works, manuscripts, and photographs. This database tells the life stories of well-known figures such as Sitting Bull but also lesser known individuals whose experiences further enhance the portrayal of Indian culture.

    NoveList Plus
A readers' advisory tool that helps readers find new books based on books they've read or topics in which they are interested. Book reviews are provided by the American Library Association's reviewing journal Booklist. ncludes both fiction and non-fiction for many children and young adult books. Also includes reading level indicators (Lexiles) for readability.

    Oxford English Dictionary
The accepted authority on the evolution of the English language. A guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.

    Poetry Criticism vol. 1, 1991 to present
Entries provide an introductory biographical sketch, an author portrait, a primary bibliography, annotated full text and excerpted criticism of the poets works and sources for additional reading. When available, comments from the poets themselves are included. Approximately 90-95% of critical essays are full text.

    Project Muse Premium Collection
Provides full text access to journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences from 60 scholarly publishers. Coverage and update periods vary. Provides citation, abstracts, and full text. Project Muse is a not-for-profit collaboration between the participating publishers and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University.

    Radical Scatters: Emily Dickinson's Fragments, 1870-1886
Emily Dickinson's fragments and related texts, 1870 - 1886. Provides full text.

    Shakespearean Criticism vol. 1, 1984 to present
Comprehensive coverage of critical interpretations of the plays of Shakespeare. This resource includes in-depth critical overviews of each play, history of the plays on stage and film, essays that analyze themes and topics in the plays. Contains full text.

    Short Story Criticism vol. 1, 1988 to present
This series contains critical views on the most widely studied writers of short fiction Over 90% of the essays are full text. Contains full text.

    Something about the Author (SATA) vol. 1, 1971 to present
Something about the Author examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is a preeminent source on authors and literature for young people. Something About the Author Online includes more than 217 volumes, 12,000 entries, and nearly 17,000 images.

    Twentieth Century Literary Criticism vol. 1, 1978 to present
This series includes criticism on the major literary figures and nonfiction writers, including novelists, poets, playwrights and literary theorists, from 1900 to 1999. In addition, information on major literary movements, trends and other topics are available. Contains full text.

    Women and Social Movements in the US (Scholar's Edition)
Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, the website seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding at the same time that it makes the insights of women's history accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools.

    World Shakespeare Bibliography 1960 to present
Consists of the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide between 1960 and now. Contains over 132,640 annotated entries, this collected information is an essential tool for anyone engaged in research on Shakespeare or early modern England.

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