English resources

Your Liaison Librarian: Scott McGowan      email: s.mcgowan@keele.ac.uk    tel: +44 (0)1782 734506


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Cambridge Core
Cambridge University Press publishes a wide range of high-quality academic content across Cambridge Core, including leading journals, research monographs, reference works and textbooks, including Cambridge Companions.

EBSCO
EBSCO contains thousands of full-text journal articles across lots of subject areas. 

JSTOR
Full-text access to the archive of many important journals, including several key titles for English. JSTOR also provides access to a small collection of ebooks and archive material.

Literature Online (LION) - ProQuest
A fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, prose and drama, plus biographies, bibliographies and key criticism and reference resources.

Oxford Academic Journals
A collection of more than 250 electronic journal titles from Oxford University Press with full-text access from 1996 to the latest issue for all titles.

ProQuest
Includes access to the Humanities Index, a large database for research in the Humanities. The full-text of many journal articles are available through ProQuest.

Sage Journals
A collection of over 600 full-text international peer-reviewed journals titles, dating back to 1999 for most titles.

Taylor & Francis Online
A collection of over 1500 journals from Taylor & Francis Online with full-text access from 1997 onwards for most titles.

Web of Science - Clarivate
Includes the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Conference Proceedings, access to Journal Citation Reports and Book Citation Index.

Wiley Online Library
A collection of over 1400 journals from Wiley's Online Library with full-text access from 1997 onwards for most titles.

Cambridge Companions
A series of authoritative guides, written by leading experts, offering lively, accessible introductions to major writers, topics, and periods.

DawsonEra
One of our core ebook collections with many titles relevant for English.

ProQuest Ebook Central
This ebook platform is another of our core ebook collections.

Literature Online (LION)
A key resource for researching Literature. LION is a fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, prose and drama, plus author biographies, bibliographies and key criticism and reference resources.

17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers - Gale Cengage
Collection of seventeenth and eighteenth century English news media.

19th Century UK Periodicals Online - Gale Cengage
A searchable database of 100 periodical titles published in the UK between 1800-1900. Titles included cover the spectrum of women's writing and chart the rapid rise of children's entertainment and education. Also included is a broad spread of satirical and comic titles.

British Library Newspapers - Gale Cengage
A comprehensive range of full-text regional and local newspapers published in Britain.

British Periodicals Collection I & II - ProQuest
An archive that consists of more than 460 periodical runs published from the 1680s to the 1930s.

Early English Books Online (EEBO) - ProQuest
A definitive online collection of early printed works in English, and works printed in England, making digital copies of over 125,000 titles from before 1700.

Early European Books (EEB) - ProQuest
Access to works printed in Europe before 1701.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) - Gale Cengage
This collection contains every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom between the years 1701 and 1800.

The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2013
Full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of the Times, with every page of every issue from 1785 to 2013.

European Newsstream - ProQuest
Provides the searchable full-text of articles published in around 30 UK newspapers including The Times, Telegraph, Guardian and The Independent.

Nexis
A news and business service which includes around 12,000 publications, including worldwide, national and local newspapers.

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)
Box of Broadcasts (BoB) National is a TV and radio recording service and is freely available to all staff and students at Keele. Record and catch-up on programmes from 60+ TV and radio channels that have been broadcast in the last 30 days. You will need your Keele username and password to sign-in.

British Library EThOS
The British Library ETHOS project provides electronic access to research theses from many UK universities.

Google Scholar
The most famous web search engine can search for academic journals and literature too. In Google Scholar’s settings you can also customise your results to quickly see which of them you have full-text access to through Keele Library. To get this working, before you perform your search click on Settings and type 'keele' into the Library Links search box. Tick the Keele University – view online @Keele box, click on Save Preferences and you're ready to go. When you've typed in your search, any results with ‘view-online@Keele' link next to the title provide a direct link through to the article.

Keele Research Repository
A digital archive of research and enterprise output produced by Keele University staff.

Library Hub Discover
Library Hub Discover replaces Copac and SUNCAT. This catalogue gives you access to details of materials held in many UK national, academic and specialist libraries.

Project Muse
Provides online journal collections and ebooks; abstracts and some sample articles are available to view online.

RefWorks
Reference management software which you can use to import, manage and save references from your research, whether they are from books, library databases, journals, web pages or other sources. You will need your Keele username and password to access RefWorks.

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The Liaison Librarian for English is Scott McGowan. If you’d like more in-depth help on using resources, want advice on how to search effectively, or want to further develop your information or digital literacy skills you can contact Scott and ask for an appointment: s.mcgowan@keele.ac.uk

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