Databases for English & Theater

English and theater databases

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Gold Star icon Academic Search Premier
General/Multidisciplinary Article Database
Search peer-reviewed academic journals, newspapers, magazines, and more across disciplines, from communications and culture to science and social science.

Gold Star icon Literary Reference Center
A full-text literary database covering thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems

Gold Star icon  Opposing Viewpoints
Search or browse controversial and current social issues, including opinion articles, topic overviews, full text magazine, academic journal and newspaper articles, and more.

Gold Star icon Digital Theatre Plus
Streaming video of theatrical productions and interviews with practitioners. Also includes study guides for various theatrical works and roles.

Feature Films for Education
Stream both current and hard-to-find films, including dramas, literary adaptations, blockbusters, classics, science fiction, environmental titles, foreign films, social issues, animation studies, Academy Award® winners, and more.

Journal of Technical Writing and Communication
Published quarterly, JTWC strives to meet the diverse communication needs of industry, management, government, and academia. The Journal serves as a major professional and scholarly journal for practitioners and teachers of most functional forms of communication.

Search peer-reviewed journals on a multitude of subjects, including history, economics, archaeology, classics, language, music, art, sociology, multicultural studies, political science, and more.

Middle English Compendium
Search three major Middle English resources: an online version of the Middle English Dictionary; a hyper-bibliography of Middle English prose and verse; a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse; and more.

New York Times
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