Literary Print Culture

New Database: Literary Print Culture: The Stationers’ Company Archive, 1554-2007 

Literary Print Culture: The Stationers’ Company Archive, 1554-2007, an essential collection of primary sources for studying the history of the book, publishing history, the history of copyright, and the workings of an early London livery company, is now available through WU Libraries. This important resource was a gift of the Rudin English and American Literature Collection […]

Recently added eBook: World Literature and Dissent

World Literature and Dissent Burns, Lorna, and Katie Muth, editors. World Literature and Dissent. Routledge, 2019. In this edited volume, Lorna Burns and Katie Muth (English and American Literature, PhD, 2010), present a varied collection of essays whose authors explore the role of dissent in contemporary global literature.  World Literature and Dissent offers pointed and […]

North American Theatre Online Is Now Theatre in Context

The Theatre in Context Collection from Alexander Street Press includes playbills, full-text reference works, citations that include links to independent digital archives of theater research materials. Among the full-text works are the Oxford University Press Companion series and Greenwood’s American Theatre Companies series. Theater in Context offers content and search capability to help develop a […]

Online Resource: The Oxford Companion to the English Language (2 ed.)

  The Oxford Companion to the English Language (2 ed.), edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur, and Lise Fontaine, includes over 1,400 entries and complements our print edition. The second edition adds over 130 new entries including content addressing more recent issues in language such as text messaging, social media, and digital literacy. The Oxford […]

British Library Newspapers – Full Access, All Modules

WU Libraries now has access to all five modules of the British Library Newspapers online collection, spanning the mid-eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century. The collections include national and regional newspapers, with some full and some incomplete runs. In addition to making image adjustments to improve readability, the texts are keyword searchable. British Library Newspapers makes it […]

Database Trial – American Religion: Denominational Newspapers

Try some searches in American Religion: Denominational Newspapers during a trial access period until December 12. Please share your thoughts about this resource through this feedback form. Your opinions help inform future WU Libraries’ purchases and subscriptions. The collection includes over 300 rare, American newspapers published 1799-1900. (Note: Not all titles include their full publication run.) […]

Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present

Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present covers Britain’s major and minor women authors of all time periods and includes timelines, bibliographies, biographies, and other contextual material. With Orlando, users may examine individual authors within a network of their contemporaries and those across traditional period divides. Being both a reference […]

New Database: Harper’s Magazine Archive

Enjoy Harper’s Magazine Archive–from the very magazine in 1850 all the way to the current newsstand issue.  Harper’s Magazine has changed ownership and format over the years, but it is the oldest, continuously published, general-interest monthly publication in the United States.  (The science-focused Scientific American is actually the oldest continuously published monthly in the United States, […]

New Database: LGBT Thought and Culture

With LGBT Thought and Culture, you may search books, periodicals, and archival materials that document LGBT political, social and cultural movements throughout the twentieth century to present.  This collection includes materials from a variety of libraries and archives including the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction; the National Archives at Kew; and ONE […]

New Database: Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940

Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 seeks to document and represent the experiences of the diverse individuals and organizations that constitute the LGBTQ community as well as the LGBT community as a whole. Contributing archives include the New York Public Library, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Historical Society, […]