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Resources in British Literature

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This page lists the Literatures and Languages Library's most commonly used resources in British literature. The list includes databases, digital newspaper archives, online reference resources, and e-books of primary sources, in addition to selected electronic texts of secondary sources. Hover over a resource's link to learn more information about the resource.

If you need research help or have any questions, please contact Harriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian at green19[at]illinois.edu or 333-4942.

 


Early Modern

 

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

EEBO-TCP

English Broadside Ballads Archive (EBBA)

English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC)

Early English Prose Fiction

 

Shakespeare

Shakespeare: A Research Guide

A Companion to Shakespeare and Performance

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

A Concise Companion to Shakespeare and the Text

Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare

How to Do Things with Shakespeare: New Approaches, New Essays

The Shakespeare Collection

Shakespeare's Ideas: More Things in Heaven and Earth

Shakespeare's Sonnets (a guide to the sonnets, by Dympna Callaghan)

Shakespeare Survey

William Shakspere's Small Latine & Lesse Greeke

World Shakespeare Bibliography Online

 

17th-18th Centuries

 

The Carlyle Letters Online

A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

ECCO-TCP

Eighteenth Century Fiction

English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC)

Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period

 

19th Century

 

19th Century British Library Newspapers

19th Century UK Periodicals

A Brontë Encyclopedia

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Companion to Charles Dickens

A Companion to Jane Austen

Dickens: Letters

A History of Victorian Literature

Victorian Studies Bibliography

Victorian Women Writers Project

Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900, Series 2

Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals

Why Victorian Literature Still Matters

 

20th Century/Contemporary Literature

 

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Concise Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Drama

A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry

The State of the Novel: Britain and Beyond

W.B. Yeats Collection