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Abbreviationes Online VCU
Identifies abbreviations used in medieval Latin manuscripts (Latin paleography). Entries cover the period from the 8th century up to and including the 15th century.

ABELL (Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature) VCU
The Modern Humanities Research Association's index of critical scholarship on English-language literature. Citations and selected full text.

African-American Poetry Database VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Searchable collection of over 2,500 poems.

American Poetry Database VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
40,356 poems from 1,288 works by 209 poets.

Archive Finder VCU
Current directory of thousands of repositories and collections of primary source materials housed in the United States and United Kingdom.

Archive of Americana VCU
Combined interface for searching Early American Imprints I & II (1639-1819), American State Papers (1789-1838), and the U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1980).

ARTFL: A Textual Database VCU
Searchable database of French-language texts from the 12th to the 20th century. Includes classic French literature, Provencal poetry and other verse, non-fiction prose and technical writing.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials VCU
Premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion. Includes full-text for over 200,000 articles and book reviews from over 100 journals.

Black Studies Center VCU
Black Studies Center is a digital core collection of primary and secondary sources in arts, history, literature, politics, and religion that record and illuminate the Black experience, from ancient Africa through modern times.

Book Review Index Online Plus VCU
Indexes reviews from scholarly and popular journals primarily in the fields of general fiction and non-fiction, the humanities, and the social sciences. Includes citations and full text reviews.

British History Online
British History Online is a digital library of over 1,280 primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, focusing on the period from 1300 to 1800.

British Literary Manuscripts Online VCU
Facsimile images of literary manuscripts, including letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works, and similar materials from Medieval times through 1900.

Burney Collection Newspapers VCU
The largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media available from the British Library and includes more than 1,000 pamphlets, proclamations, and newspapers from the period.

Comic Book Index
A searchable index to over 42,000 comic books that can be accessed in Cabell Library's Special Collections and Archives. The index will continue to expand to reflect new additions to the collection.

Contemporary Authors VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Biobibliographical information on modern authors. Part of Literature Resource Center. Can be searched separately or with other LRC resources.

Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 VCU
Virtually all books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints of 17th- and 18th-century America. Covers thousands of subjects in full-text.

Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819 VCU
Books, pamphlets, broadsides, and other imprints of early 19th-century America. Covers thousands of subjects in full-text.

Early English Books Online VCU
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimiles of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 -- more than 125,000 titles.
Can be used for course content: Page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700. More about affordable Course Content

Eighteenth Century Collections Online VCU
With over 136,000 titles and 26 million pages, ECCO contains every published text of historical significance from Great Britain and Colonial America during the 18th Century.

English Poetry Database VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
4,450 works by 1,350 poets from the Anglo-Saxon period to the end of the nineteenth century.

English Verse Drama Database VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Contains more than 1,500 works by 450 named authors, plus approximately 230 anonymous works.

Essay and General Literature Index VCU
Citations to essays and articles contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works. Focuses on the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics and history to criticism of literary works, drama, and film.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 VCU
Comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. Created from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750.

Fiction Connection VCU
A resource for searching U.S. fiction and selected non-fiction. Find similar titles and authors, or browse by topic, genre, setting, character, location, and timeframe. Includes reviews.

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text VCU
Contains indexing and abstracts, as well as full-text articles and chapters from journals and books relating to the field of film and television.

Filmakers Library Online VCU
Award-winning documentaries and independent films presenting points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide.

HarpWeek: The Civil War Era and Reconstruction I and II VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Searchable scanned images of all pages of Harper's Weekly, the leading illustrated newspaper of its time. All articles, illustrations, advertisements, and literary offerings are indexed. Supplemental Web sites from HarpWeek

Humanities International Complete VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Providing full text of hundreds of journal articles, books and other published resources from around the world, Humanities International Complete (HIC) includes all data from the Humanities International Index.

Index Islamicus VCU
Covers publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. Includes history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages, and literature.

International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP) VCU
Full abstracting and indexing for about 85 scholarly and popular current periodicals from 1998 forward. Full-text is provided for 24 of these journals. Also included in the database are retrospective citations from about 40 journals.

JSTOR VCU
Searchable backfiles of core journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. (Backfiles end 3 - 5 years prior to current date). JSTOR collections available at VCU

Latin American Newspapers Series I & II VCU
Latin American Newspapers, Series 1 and 2 (1805-1922), offers unprecedented full-text coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped the vital contributions of Central and South America during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Covers all aspects of the study of language and the various fields of linguistics.

Literary Index
Master index to every literary series produced by the Gale Group including Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and the literature criticism series.

Literature Online (LION) VCU
Text-rich resource that includes ABELL, full-text humanities journals, full-text English and American literature, and reference resources.

Literature Resource Center VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Literature reference database. Includes Contemporary Authors Online, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select (v. 95 forward), and Dictionary of Literary Biography Online, and other similar materials.

Literature, Arts and Medicine Database
Annotated multimedia list of prose, poetry, film, video and art for teaching and research in medical humanities.

London Low Life VCU
Insight into the teeming streets of Victorian London, including the vibrant culture of street literature. Images of rare books, ephemera, maps, and other materials relating to 18th, 19th, and early 20th century London. Includes Tallis' Street Views.

Luminarium
Luminarium, featuring extensive background information on authors and selected full texts of their works, transforms the study of early English literature into a multimedia experience. Links to critical essays, art works, and music sound clips.

Middle English Compendium VCU
Three major Middle English resources: Middle English Dictionary; HyperBibliography (materials cited in the Dictionary); and Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse (Middle English electronic texts).

MLA International Bibliography VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
The Modern Language Association of America's index of critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics and folklore. Citations only.

Nichols Collection Newspapers VCU
A key resource for British history and culture in the early modern period, featuring many rare news media resources like The London Gazette and Tatler.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online VCU
Digital archive of primary source collections from the "long" 19th century. Includes monographs, newspapers, manuscripts, diaries, letters, maps, statistics and more. Offers annotation and tagging tools.

Opera in Video VCU
Opera in Video is a comprehensive collection of operatic performances covering the most commonly studied operas in music history, opera literature, and performance classes. The collection contains 500 hours of video comprising 288 operatic works.

Oral History Online VCU
Index to English language oral histories publicly available on the Web and/or held by repositories and archives around the world. Includes interview level records if possible, and links to multi-media if available.

Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present VCU
Entries on authors' lives and writing careers, contextual material, timelines, sets of internal links, and bibliographies.

Oxford English Dictionary VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Searchable, browsable full-text of the 22-volume Oxford English Dictionary. Use Find Word for definitions. Use Advanced Search for etymological searches.

Play Index VCU
Citations to over 31,000 plays published from 1949 to the present.

Poets On Screen VCU
Nearly 800 clips of poets reading their own or other poets' works. Requires RealPlayer or Windows MediaPlayer. (Part of Literature Online)

Project Muse VCU Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)VIVA
Portal to electronic collection of about 200 journals from 30 not-for-profit publishers.

Short Story Index VCU
Index of more than 76,500 stories from over 4,000 collections.

TLS Historical Archive VCU
Dating from 1902-2007, the TLS Historical Archive permits full-text searching of over 300,000 items. Contents include reviews, letters, poems, and previously unavailable biographical information regarding contributors.

TOCS-IN
TOCS-IN provides tables of contents for select Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion print journals. Covers the archaeology, architecture, art, culture, history, literature, and religion of ancient Greece and Rome. Some pre-1992 content.

Twentieth Century North American Drama VCU
Full-text of 2,000 plays from the United States and Canada. Includes playbills, posters, and other ephemera.

Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels VCU
Documents the entire spectrum of underground and independent North American and European comics and graphic novels. Includes over 75,000 pages of original material from the 1950s to today, along with interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism.

Virginia Company Archives VCU
Founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London. Includes Ferrar papers of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Also includes information on London's economic history.

Voice of the Shuttle
Voice of the Shuttle, established in 1994, provides a structured and briefly annotated guide to online resources for a wide range of academic disciplines in the humanities -- and points toward the transformation of those disciplines as they interact

Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals VCU
Identifies authors of articles within major Victorian periodicals and provides a bibliography for each contributor. Covers 1824-1900, with the exception of the Edinburgh Review, which is indexed from the first issue in 1802.

Women Writers Online VCU
Searchable textbase of approximately 200 works published between 1525-1830. A work in progress; coverage will extend from 1400-1850. Includes Renaissance Women Online, a subset of approximately 100 works.

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