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Article Databases and Indexes
Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes
The IMB is an interdisciplinary guide to the study of the Middle Ages, the period 476-1500. Geographic coverage extends across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, covering resources in over 25 languages. Note: The IMB provides downloadable software to view and print non-English diacritics and special characters.
Catalogs and Bibliographies
Libraries OneSearch allows you to search across several library databases simultaneously. To get started, choose the Custom Search option, and select the Language/Lit/Comm group of databases. Start with a
After you log in to Libraries One Search, you can create a custom set of databases, a collection of specific search strategies, and sets of records retrieved--Ask your librarian for assistance.
Covers all subjects.
Provides bibliographic citations of books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, theses/dissertations, and machine-readable data files published worldwide. Provides holdings information for nearly 30,000 libraries.
General Reference Sources
A bio-bibliographical guide to current writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields. Provides complete biographical and bibliographical references for more than 100,000 authors in the U.S. and around the world.
Begun in 1978, the complete contents are provided on line. The DLB features literary biographies written by recognized literary scholars and critics. Entries feature profiles of past and present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights. Also included are essays on publishing houses and literary topics.
This product includes ten core literature reference series (Contemporary Literary Criticism, 20th Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism, Literature Criticism 1400-1800, Classical and Mediaeval Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, Children's Literature Review).
Completely updated to include the very latest vocabulary, the Concise Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary offers authoritative coverage. Brand-new features include cultural notes on life in the French-speaking world. Jean-Benoit Ormal-Grenon and Natalie Pomier are highly experienced bilingual lexicographers.
contains over 3,000 high-frequency cultural-linguistic references found in the press and in idiomatic oral French. This dictionary also serves as a familiar-quotations reference source and a cultural dictionary of the French language.
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General Reference Works
The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism provides 226 alphabetically arranged entries on individual critics and theorists, critical and theoretical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods. Each entry includes a selective primary and secondary bibliography with extensive cross-referencing with hyperlinks.
Handbooks and Manuals
"mille trésors de la Bibliothèque nationale de France" The BnF's digital archive features high-resolution digital images of manuscripts, documents, books, art works and other graphics, photos of physical objects from antiquity to the early 20th century, and audio-visual files. A detailed description of Gallica's contents can be found at http://gallicadossiers.bnf.fr/Anthologie/
Gateways & Megasites
"The French Studies Web provides annotated links to scholarly web resources and includes sites of particular interest to librarians specializing in Western Europe. It does not strive for exhaustiveness. Where possible, links to high-quality, scholarly meta-sites are given."
Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions
Electronic Journal Collections
A project by the Bibliotheque Nationale de France to digitize documents from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. The journals are mostly older classic journals from the 1700's through the first quarter of the 20th century. Both French and premier foreign journals are included. Notable titles include Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Sances de l'Acadamie des Sciences, Berichte der Deutschen Chemischen Gesellschaft zu Berlin, Journal fur Praktische Chemie, Annalen der Physik, and more. When looking for titles in this full-text resource, check carefully for years of coverage. Also, some titles contain spelling errors which can make them difficult to find.
Style Manuals and Writing Guides
RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).
"This Guide is a selective, annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics. Describes and evaluates important bibliographies, abstracts, surveys of research, indexes, databases, catalogs, general histories and surveys, annals, chronologies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks."
The standard work and most comprehensive of the style manuals. All chapters are written for the electronic age, with advice on how to prepare and edit manuscripts online, handle copyright and permissions issues raised by new technologies, use the latest methods of preparing mathematical copy, and cite electronic and online sources.