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English Faculty Library Research Guides: Core resources for English Literature

Top resources for the English Literature research

(find more in the English Literature A-Z)

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) - Current searchable online edition of the OED. Useful for history of individual words, and of the English language.

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB) - Concise, scholarly biographies of historical and literary figures. Searchable and quotable.

Cambridge Companions Online

Oxford Very Short Introductions

Literature Online (LION) - Includes Author Pages (with scholarly biographies, lists of works, and links to related journal articles) and online versions of reference books such as The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms.

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online - Online, searchable editions of primary texts. Includes editions of works by DickensDonne, and Dryden through to VirgilWordsworth and the New Oxford Shakespeare.

ARTstor - A digital library of images and accompanying scholarly information.

The Bible - 20 versions of the English Bible.

Times Digital Archive 1785-2010 - Searchable digital copies of The Times Between 1785-2010.

Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive - Every page of every copy of the TLS published from 1902-2011.

Digital libraries 

Including digitised manuscripts, illuminations, maps, photos, archives, music, etc.