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Africana Periodical Literature

An index of citations to English language and multi-lingual periodicals that specialize in African Studies or that consistently cover the African continent. The titles indexed in this database represent Africana materials from North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Topics include: religions, education, economics, and sex and gender studies among others. Content spans 1850 - Present.

American Periodicals

Digitized American magazines and journals published from colonial period to the mid-20th century. Includes regional and niche publications, historically significant titles like The Dial and Benjamin Franklin’s General Magazine, early American professional journals, and some popular magazines such as Vanity Fair, Harper’s, and Ladies’ Home Journal. Content spans 1740-1940.

Black Authors, 1556-1922

A collection of writings by black authors including downloadable letters, poems, essays, folktales, and pamphlets. Content spans 1556 - 1922.

Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920

A collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, and ephemera of Caribbean history and culture. Content spans 1535 - 1920.

Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections

Provides full-text access to collections of poetry, drama, fiction, and literary criticism from Chadwyck-Healey. Includes access to African American Poetry, American Drama 1714-1915, American Poetry, Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, 1920- (ABELL), Bibliography of American Literature, Canadian Poetry, Early American Fiction, Early English Prose Fiction, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, English Drama, English Poetry, English Poetry Second Edition, The Faber Poetry Library, King James Bible, Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Twentieth-Century African American Poetry, Twentieth-Century American Poetry, Twentieth-Century Poetry, and Twentieth-Century English Poetry. Collections are cross-searchable through the Literature Online interface.

Drama Online

Provides monologues, ensemble and one-person plays, comedies, tragedies, historical as well as contemporary content. New content is added regularly.

Early English Books Online

A collection of titles on topics including English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, and the fine arts. Content spans: 1475 - 1700

Literature Resource Center

Provides full-text journal articles literary criticism, reviews, biographies of writers in all disciplines from all time periods.


Provides easy access to children’s eBooks for students from preschool through grade 12. Many of the eBooks are interactive, and the collection includes fiction and nonfiction books, the classics, award-winning titles, and more.

New Oxford Shakespeare

Provides a new consideration of all of Shakespeare’s edited from first principles from base-texts themselves and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship.

NoveList Plus

Supports multiple Research Clusters. Provides a comprehensive online readers’ advisory tool with subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and more for hundreds of thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles. Also includes author read-alikes, book discussion guides and book talks and annotated book lists.

Open Library NC

Provides access to digital scans of books contributed by libraries across the country, including many North Carolina Libraries. Made available to North Carolinians through a collaboration between the Internet Archive and NC LIVE.

ProQuest Central

Supports multiple Research Clusters. A collection of journals and newspapers encompassing all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy.

ProQuest One Literature

Multi-format literature database that contains articles from over 1200 scholarly journals. Coverage is extended by the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL); also contains literary works of poetry, drama and prose from the eighth century to the present day. This new ProQuest database expands on the collections found in Literature Online (LION) with the addition of new content in the literature discipline.

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