Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Spotlight on the Collection (new!) New Library Resources

I'm pleased to announce that the library has recently purchased access to the following four resources that may be relevant to your department:

1. Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. (online and print): Replaces the 16th ed. The online version is found in the Research Databases list in C and in the English and FTS subject guides on the Citing Sources pages. Copies of the print version are on order. One copy will be held at the Reference Desk.

2. Cambridge Histories (online). Several Cambridge History titles have been purchased in online format.  Each individual volume can be searched. Individual pdf chapters may be viewed online, saved to your computer, printed.
Relevant titles in the series are found in three places: the library catalog;  the Research Databases list in the "E-books & E-texts" category for English;  on the "E-Texts" pages for all three English & American Literature Subject Guides : English & American Literature. Medieval-18th Century. 19th Century.
You can still access the content in these individual titles through the global Cambridge Histories search.

3. World Shakespeare Bibliography.  It provides annotated entries for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, film and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide from 1960 to the present, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare. Cumulates and expands the annual bibliographies in Shakespeare Quarterly.  It can be found through the Library Catalog; in the Research Databases list, alpha list and Subject ->English; and on the Shakespeare page in the English: Medieval-18th Century Subject Guide.

4. Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature.  Comprehensive, scholarly, authoritative, and critical overview of literature and theory covering people, key literary genres (e.g., detective fiction, horror, gothic), and related cultural and societal topics, such as "Race" and "Class."  It comprises 330+ cross-referenced entries ranging from 1,000 to 7,000 words. It can be found through the Library Catalog; in the Research Databases list, alpha list and Subject ->English; on the Encyclopedias page of the 19th Century Subject Guide.