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English Department Library Newsletter

Here is the latest issue of the English Department Library Newsletter.

Database Highlights

Literature Criticism Online

This large online collection of literary criticism provides a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres. Multiple search and browse options are provided.


Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape

Presenting the manuscript collections of the Wordsworth Trust, this beautifully illustrated digital collection offers students and researchers of the Romantic period unique access to the working notebooks, verse manuscripts and correspondence of William Wordsworth and his fellow writers, including Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey and Robert Southey.


Oxford Bibliographies Online: Victorian Literature

Oxford Bibliographies Online: Victorian Literature is a tool designed to help researchers find reliable sources of information quickly by directing them to chapter, book, website, archive, or data set selected by experts in the subject. It features a selective list of bibliographic citations supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult. Each topic included within this guide has a unique editorial commentary to show how the cited sources are interrelated. The citations link out to the sources via the library collection or through Google books and more.

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Nina Bogdanovsky

O'Neill Library 311

Boston College