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Welcome to the FSU Libraries' English Research Guide.  Use these resources to research topics in English literature and language.


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This guide created by Jessica Critten (2010) and updated by Jane Marie Pinzino (2011).

Key Resources

  • C19: The Nineteenth Century Index
    C19: The Nineteenth Century Index is the most comprehensive source for discovering nineteenth-century books, periodicals, official documents, newspapers and archives. C19 Index draws on the strength of established indexes such as the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue, The Wellesley Index, Poole's Index and Periodicals Index Online to create integrated bibliographic coverage of over 1.5 million books and official publications and 71,000 archival collections.
  • Dictionary of Irish Biography
    The Dictionary of Irish Biography, a collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland. It contains 9,014 signed biographical articles which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavour, including politics, law, religion, literature, journalism, architecture, painting, music, the stage, science, medicine, engineering, entertainment and sport.
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online
    Containing over 200,000 volumes, including books, pamphlets, essays, and broadsides, Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) provides nearly every English and foreign language title published in Great Britain during the eighteenth century, as well as several thousand works from the Americas.
  • HathiTrust Digital Library
    HathiTrust Digital Library contains millions of books digitized from library collections across the country. FSU users have access to many full text documents and can create new collections of material. To learn how to log into HathiTrust using Shibboleth see our guide to HathiTrust (
  • Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
    Compiled by 275 specialists from around the world, this guide includes almost 300 alphabetically arranged entries on critics and theorists, critical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods.
  • MLA Bibliography
    Multilingual index to books and journals in the fields of literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore from 1926-present
  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online
    Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) contains collections of full-text primary source material related to the study of history, literature, arts and more during the long 19th century. Current collections are: Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange; European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection; British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture; and British Politics and Society.
  • Oxford English Dictionary  
    The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.
  • Twayne Authors Series
    Comprises 600 full-text titles from the Twayne Literary Masters series, 200 each from Twayne World, US, and English Authors.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online
    Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers authoritative research guides on a wide variety of topics. Find introductory essays and annotated lists of books and articles to help you with your research.

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