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Illustrated London News Archive Now Available

The Illustrated London News, the world’s first pictorial weekly newspaper, debuted in 1842. The inaugural issue covered a fire in Hamburg, Queen Victoria’s fancy dress ball, the war in Afghanistan and the latest fashions in Paris. The ILN commissioned a galaxy of great artists and draughtsmen to cover wars, royal events, scientific invention, exploration, theatre, […]

East India Company Database Now Available

Whether you’re studying British literature in the context of colonialism or researching postcolonialism from a global perspective, the East India Company database will open up a wealth of possibilities. It provides full-text access to a unique collection of India Office Records from the British Library: royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings and […]

New Content in British Periodicals

Cornell Library access to the British Periodicals database now includes the magazines collectively known as the “Great Eight” during the late 1800s and early 1900s: The Illustrated War News The Sketch The Sphere The Tatler The Graphic The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News The Bystander Eve Most if not all of these were heavily illustrated […]

Oxford Handbooks Online

Now available online to the Cornell community, the Oxford Handbooks series offers in-depth articles by prominent scholars across the humanities and social sciences. Each Handbook includes thorough introductions to topics and a critical survey of the current state of scholarship in a particular field of study. Articles review the key issues and major debates, and […]

18th Century Journals Now Available Online

Cornell’s 18th century scholars now have online access to Eighteenth Century Journals, a portal to periodicals and newspapers published between 1685 and 1835. Gathering material from rare collections at Oxford University’s Bodleian Library, the Harry Ransom Center, Cambridge University, and other repositories, the database includes the full text of not only British titles such as […]

New: North American Indian Drama

The Library has recently purchased access to Alexander Street Press’s North American Indian Drama, an online resource containing the full text of 244 plays by 48 American Indian, First Nation, and Pacific Islander playwrights of the 20th century; information about the plays and their production, and biographical data. The collection represents groups across the United […]

Parker Library on the Web

Students and scholars of Anglo-Saxon literature will be glad to know that the Library has acquired access to Parker Library on the Web, an interactive, web-based workspace designed to support use and study of the manuscripts in the historic Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The Parker Library’s holdings of Old English texts accounts […]

New: Popular Culture in Britain & America, 1950-1975

Few periods in American and British history witnessed as expressive and outspoken a literary flowering as the three decades following World War II. Beat poetry, experimental fiction, the Black Arts Movement, gay and lesbian writing, and guerrilla theater flourished amid social and political upheavals that would transform our cultures in ways unimaginable before the 1950s. […]

LION Gets a Facelift

If you’re a frequent user of Literature Online (LION) you may have noticed a big change in its appearance recently.  The content from the previous Chadwyck-Healey version — including the Annual Bibliography of English Language & Literature (ABELL); the many full text collections of canonical poetry, drama, and prose; literary reference works; video and audio […]

Ben Jonson Goes Digital

It’s hard not to be impressed with The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online, offering to the Cornell community a fully searchable version of the 7-volume print edition (all the original introductions, collations, and commentary) as well as a rich array of related primary and secondary materials: old-spelling texts, several hundred high-quality […]

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