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New Oxford Shakespeare Online

The New Oxford Shakespeare Online, which encompasses the content of all three printed volumes — the modern critical edition (complete works in modern spelling), the critical reference edition (complete works in original spelling), and the authorship companion — is now available to the Cornell community.  In addition to the texts of Shakespeare’s plays and verse, […]

Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedias of Literature Now Online

The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature is an ongoing scholarly resource comprising individual titles covering key literary genres and periods, from the Medieval period to the present. Each contains signed, authoritative articles by recognized literary scholars accompanied by substantive bibliographies.  Olin Library Reference holds print editions, but we’ve now added full text online access.  The currently […]

Early English Newspapers Now Online

Cornell literary scholars and historians of the 17th and 18th centuries will welcome the addition of the British Library’s Burney Collection Newspapers to our growing roster of digital primary sources. 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers presents the titles from the Burney collection of newspapers, pamphlets, ephemera, and other early newspaper forms (corantos, newsbooks) in a […]

Shakespeare at 450 — A Special Exhibit

On Wednesday, April 23, the world will celebrate the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. The Library will mark the occasion by placing its four 17th century folio editions of Shakespeare’s plays on public display for a special one day exhibition. Donated to Cornell in 1953 by William G. Mennen (class of 1908), these volumes […]

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 […]

BBC Shakespeare in Streaming Video

The Library has acquired a one-year subscription to Ambrose Video’s BBC Shakespeare Plays in streaming video. The 37 television adaptations were produced from 1978 through 1985, enlisting directors such as Alvin Rakoff, Jonathan Miller, David Hugh Jones, and Jane Howard, as well as actors John Gielgud, Alan Rickman, Claire Bloom, and Helen Mirren, among others. […]

Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature

Just added to the Olin Reference collection: The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012; Olin Ref PR411 E53 2012), a three-volume set covering “the English literary landscape from the early 16th to the mid 17th centuries. Featuring over 400 clear and accessible entries on a wide range of writers and literary forms…as well as […]



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