English core

Literary Research Guide

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dblitresearch/

Selective, annotated guide to reference sources in British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics.

America's Historical Imprints

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbamerhistimprints/
Dates of Coverage: 
1639 - 1900

Combines Early American Imprints, Series I and II (1639 - 1819) and American Broadsides and Ephemera (1760 - 1900)

Biography in Context

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbbiographycontext/
Dates of Coverage: 
MLIN

Biographies from dictionaries, encyclopedias, and magazines. (Formerly Biography Resource Center.)

Dictionary of Literary Biography

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbdlb/

Lengthy literary biographies by recognized literary scholars and critics, covering past & present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights.

Seventeenth & Eighteenth Century Burney Collection Newspapers

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbburneycollnews/
Dates of Coverage: 
1604-1804

Early English news media including the British Library's collection of the newspapers, pamphlets & books gathered by Rev. Charles Burney (1757-1817).

British Newspapers

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbbritnews/
Dates of Coverage: 
1604 - 1913

Cross-searches two archives: 17th & 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers and 19th Century British Library Newspapers.

Nineteenth Century British Newspapers

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/db19thcentbritlibnews/
Dates of Coverage: 
1800-1913

Includes 48 national, regional & local newspapers, selected to best document 19th century Britain.

Cambridge Histories Online

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbcambridgehistories/

Contains all titles of the Cambridge Histories series. Topics include political, economic & regional history (ancient to modern) plus language & literature, philosophy, music, religion, science, the performing arts, etc.

BBC Television Shakespeare

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbbbcshakespeare/

Streaming video; BBC production of every Shakespeare play.

Theatre in Video [Alexander Street]

https://ly.smith.edu/ef/dbtheatrevideo/

Streaming video of definitive performances of the world's leading plays, and film documentaries. Users can bookmark specific scenes, monologues and staging.

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