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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

British Periodicals Database Is Now Available

British Periodicals, offering searchable full text and facsimile page images for nearly 500 British periodicals published from the 17th through the early 20th centuries, is now accessible to the Cornell community. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences.  The complete title list and issue coverage is available on […]

Explore Victorian Popular Culture

We’re excited to announce Cornell access to Adam Matthew’s Victorian Popular Culture, a unique archival resource for four fascinating areas of 19th British century life: (1) Spiritualism, Sensation & Magic; (2) Circuses, Sideshows & Freaks; (3) Music Hall, Theatre & Popular Entertainment; (4) Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments & the Advent of Cinema.  In addition to […]



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