The Center for Research Libraries acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives, and other traditional and digital resources from a global network of sources. Most of the materials acquired are from outside the United States, and many are from the emerging regions of the world: Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Latin America. CRL enables institutions to provide students, faculty, and other researchers liberal access to these rich source materials through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery. CRL loan and electronic delivery services are designed to support major research projects, the production of scholarly monographs and studies, dissertations, and graduate and advanced undergraduate seminars.
From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this incomparable collection now contains about 100,000 of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement.
Full text of 96 works of prose fiction written in the British Isles. Includes or has links to full text.
Electronic Book Center contains the full texts of thousands of scholarly and reference e-books from several publishers, covering many subject areas.
Gale literary references reach back 20 to 30 years—taken together as print, they could fill 230 feet of shelf space! But now, hundreds of volumes are digitized and ready to read with Literature Criticism Online. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. It’s all designed to raise the level of research while providing the around-the-clock remote access that today’s researchers demand.
- Children’s Literature Review - From Louisa May Alcott to Judy Blume, the most popular and influential authors of the genre are assessed through criticism of their major works.
- Contemporary Literary Criticism - A reference staple! Each volume profiles influential writers via excerpted passages from selected criticism. "An indispensable source for both public and academic libraries." —ARBA
- Literature Criticism 1400-1800 - This authoritative resource on the greatest writers of the late Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Restoration eras fulfills a need for information on historical periods, literary trends and topics, and the achievements of noteworthy individuals.
- Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism - Each volume presents overviews of four to eight authors of 1800 through 1899 with chronologically arranged criticism representing the entire range of response to each author.
- Poetry Criticism - Support students and enhance the understanding of poetry lovers with this collection of biographical sketches, author portraits, primary bibliographies and much more.
- Shakespeare Criticism - This comprehensive survey of the Bard includes general and specific critical interpretations from the 17th century to the present.
- Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism - This highly useful series presents substantial excerpts from the best criticism on the major literary figures and nonfiction writers of 1900 to 1999—the era most frequently studied in high schools.
The Library is where electronic versions of classic books about individual liberty are stored. These texts go back some 4,000 years and cover the disciplines of economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, political theory, religion, war and peace. They are in a variety of formats - facsimile PDFs so scholars can view the original text, HTML for ease of searching and attractive layout, and text-based PDF EBooks for personal use. The Library also contains bibliographic information about the books as well as other "metadata" about the authors and editors.
Reference books on Religion and Philosophy from Oxford University Press. Titles include: A Dictionary of the Bible; The Oxford Companion to the Bible; The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible; A Dictionary of Buddhism; The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium; The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church; The Oxford Dictionary of Islam; A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion; Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages; The Oxford Companion to Philosophy; The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy; The Oxford Dictionary of Popes; The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation; The Oxford Dictionary of Saints; and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions.
"The Perseus collection, under development since 1987, covers the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world. We are applying what we have learned from Classics to other subjects within the humanities and beyond." from publisher's web site
Thousands of classic books from the start of this century and previous centuries. This collection adds an electronic book per day to its list.