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Subject: Arts and Literature

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  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
    Academic Search Premier provides the full text of journal articles from nearly 1,560 academic, social sciences, humanities, general science, education and multi-cultural journals. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for articles in 2,730 additional journals. Nearly 1,800 of the journals are scholarly peer reviewed. Selected EBSCO titles are cataloged in GULLiver. All Academic Search Premier titles are accessible individually via the Law Library's E-Journal Finder on TDNet. This database contains some articles plus links to full text journal articles in other databases.
  • AustLit
    AustLit provides authoritative information on hundreds of thousands of important Australian literature works and more than 100,000 Australian authors and literary organizations. Indexes and describes the works and includes some literary criticism. Covers works from 1780 to the present day.
  • Cambridge Journals Online
    Cambridge Journals Online is the web site for Cambridge U. Press journals, all of which the Georgetown University community can access. USE THIS LINK TO SEARCH THE ENTIRE DATABASE, OR USE LINKS BELOW TO CONNECT DIRECTLY TO SPECIFIC TITLES.
  • Early American Imprints. Series I, Evans, 1639-1800
    Early American Imprints, Series I contains books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the renowned bibliography by Charles Evans. Georgetown has access to Series I, Series II, and the Supplements from the Library Company of Philadelphia. "America's Historical Imprints" is an interface that permits full cross-searching of related Readex collections.
  • Early American Imprints. Series II, Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819
    Early American Imprints Series II provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the nineteenth century. Based on the authoritative bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker and supplemented by thousands of new items, this database contains many state papers and government materials, including published reports; presidential letters and messages; and congressional, state and territorial resolutions. Georgetown has access to Series I, Series II, and the Supplements from the Library Company of Philadelphia. "America's Historical Imprints" is an interface that permits full cross-searching of related Readex collections.
  • Early English Books Online
    EEBO is a full-text electronic collection of images of all books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in the English language in any country from 1475 through 1700. It includes the works listed in: --Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (printed materials published in English from 1475 to 1640) --Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (printed materials published in English from 1641 to 1700) --Thomason Tracts (compendium of broadsides on the English Civil War printed between 1640 and 1661). The EEBO Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP), a separate but closely linked project at the University of Michigan, is creating a subset of fully searchable texts from the titles available in EEBO.
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online
    Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) contains digital images of every page of over 180,000 books published during the 18th century in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more. It offers full-text searching of approximately 26 million pages. Georgetown subscribes to both the main ECCO database and ECCO II.
  • International Bibliography of Periodical Literature
    The International Bibliography of Periodical Literature has been published since 1896 and is an international and interdisciplinary bibliography of academic periodical literature mainly from the humanities, social sciences and arts. IBZ online contains over 2,553,260 journal articles from about 10,785 journals covering the years 1983 forward.
  • JSTOR
    JSTOR is a digital archive of core journals in various fields. It contains the entire runs of these journals, from the first volume up to the volumes published a few years ago. Each journal has a "moving wall" of 3-5 years after which the current issues are added to JSTOR. Georgetown has access to all journals in these collections: Arts & Sciences I-VI, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany. USE THIS LINK TO SEARCH ACROSS THE ENTIRE DATABASE OR BROWSE ISSUES OF INDIVIDUAL TITLES USING THE LINKS BELOW.
  • New York Review of Books
    The New York Review of Books is a biweekly publication that reviews current books and contains articles on literature, culture, and current affairs.
  • Oxford Journals Online
    Oxford Journals Online is the web site for the Oxford U. Press journals, most of which the Georgetown University community can access. Georgetown subscribes to the backfiles as well as the more recent years of the journals. USE THIS LINK TO SEARCH THE ENTIRE DATABASE, OR LINK DIRECTLY TO SPECIFIC TITLES.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online: Literature Collection
    Oxford Scholarship Online indexes Oxford University Press books on literature, from Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian periods through the twentieth century. Includes books on African American, Women's and American Colonial literature as well as Shakespeare, film, drama, and poetry. Georgetown has access to the full text of titles published to OSO in the September, 2007 and the January, 2008 updates.
  • Project MUSE
    Project MUSE is a collaboration between libraries and publishers that provides full-text online access to over 500 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers. USE THIS LINK TO SEARCH ACROSS THE WHOLE DATABASE OR BROWSE ISSUES OF INDIVIDUAL TITLES. LINKS TO TITLES ARE BELOW.
  • Sage Journals Online
    Sage Journals Online provides online access to the full text of individual Sage journals. Sage publishes journals in the social sciences, humanities, and life sciences. Georgetown subscribes to selected Sage titles.
  • Shakespeare Collection
    Shakespeare Collection is the subject's most comprehensive and authoritative online resource, bringing together general reference data, full-text scholarly periodicals (including Shakespeare studies, Shakespeare bulletin, Studies in English literature, 1500-1900, Medieval and Renaissance drama in England, Early modern literary studies), reprinted criticism, primary source material and the full-text annotated works from The Arden Shakespeare complete works.
  • TLS Historical Archive
    The TLS Historical Archive provides searchable access to the full text of the Times Literary Supplement from 1902 through 2005. It includes more than 300,000 reviews, letters, poems and articles.
  • Web of Science
    Web of Science is a multidisciplinary bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Distributed by the Institute for Scientific Information ( ISI), Web of Science at Georgetown University is a cumulation of three databases: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. In addition to traditional author, title and keyword searches, the citation databases offer access to articles' cited references - the footnotes from authors' bibliographies. You may take a known, relevant paper and find other, more recent papers that cite it.

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