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Oxford’s Very Short Introduction Series Now Online

Very Short Introduction volumes in the arts, humanities, and social sciences are now accessible online to the Cornell Community. Launched in 1995 by Oxford University Press, Very Short Introductions offer concise overviews of a diverse range of subjects from classical mythology to consciousness, aesthetics to ancient warfare, American immigration to Islamic history. The collection includes […]

Improve Wikipedia’s Coverage of Women in the Arts!

Help us improve the coverage of women in the arts at the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at Cornell! For just half an hour or for the whole day, you can pitch in through different ways: Write an entry, add a footnote, translate text, upload images, or look up information for others. You can also […]

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 […]

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 […]

A New Resource for Victorianists

The Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015) was recently added to the Olin Reference collection (at PR451 E553 2015). This four-volume set, edited by Dino Frano Felluga, Pamela K. Gilbert, and Linda K. Hughes, comprises over 330 scholarly essays, both comprehensive and succinct, on the novel, plays, poetry, and global Victorian studies, along with thematic […]

Cambridge History of American Poetry (in two dimensions)

The just-published Cambridge History of American Poetry is available at the Library in both print form (Olin PS 303 C29 2015) and online. Of special interest to Cornellians is Chapter 40, “Science in Contemporary Poetry: Ammons and Others,” by the English Dept.’s Prof. Roger Gilbert. The online volume is accessible via the library catalog record, […]

Good News for Gothicists

The Encyclopedia of the Gothic (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013) was recently added to the Olin Reference collection (at PN3435 E56 2013). This two-volume set “brings together over 200 newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars writing on all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with challenging insights into the development of the genre […]

Oxford Bibliographies Now Available

Several Oxford online bibliographies in literature and related areas are now available: American Literature British and Irish Literature Cinema and Media Studies Medieval Studies Renaissance and Reformation Victorian Literature Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offer authoritative, core bibliographies on important topics. Each subject area is overseen by an Editor in Chief, […]

Princeton Poetics Makeover

The new edition of the venerable Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry & Poetics, the first update in 20 years, can be found in Olin Reference (REF PN 1021 N39 2012+ c.2) as well as in the Graduate Study Room collection in Olin 305. Maintaining its global scope, the 4th edition of the Encyclopedia revises and expands […]

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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