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Comparative Studies

Guide to Comparative Studies Resources

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The Alexander Street Press     

The Alexander Street Press is the perfect research companion for Comparative Studies scholars. Comparative Studies subjects include Africana Studies, Gender Studies, Global Studies, social and cultural history, the performing arts, and emerging research areas. The Alexander Street Press digital media materials (text, audio, image, video) are indexed to reflect important search elements of the subject’s collection, allowing for both general searching and advanced, in-depth searching of specific subjects. These multi-layered database utilities include custom clip making, playlist tools, and course pack compatibility. Users can create playlists of whole videos, film clips, and HTML content for saving and viewing. Alexander Street Press digital media are also accessible via Apple and Android mobile devices.

Comparative Literature Databases

EBSCOHost Databases (Literature)   A multi-interdisciplinary suite of databases covering the arts, humanities, law, life and health sciences, social sciences, science and technology. Databases contain content from popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, documents, books, reports, conference proceedings, and other digital media. Features Open Cluster Searching. Select Academic Search Complete; Essay and General Literature Index Retrospective; Humanities International Complete; MLA International Bibliography; and The Nation Archive.

Literary Reference Center Plus  Comprehensive literary database providing full-text access to reference works, and periodicals. Content includes New Contemporary Literature Titles from Salem Press relating to fantasy/science fiction, contemporary literature, world philosophy, quotations in context, religious literature, and biographies of Nobel literature prize winners.

Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature   Literature database provides current and authoritative scholarship in literature and literary studies. The Encyclopedia is comprised of entries from "The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory," "The Encyclopedia of the Novel," "The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction," "The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature," "The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature," and "The Encyclopedia of the Gothic."

Cambridge Histories Online   This historical reference compendium provides digital access to the Cambridge Histories series. Titles include: "Cambridge History of Africa," "Cambridge History of African American Literature," "Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature," "Cambridge History of Latin America," and "Cambridge History of South Africa."

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism   This Literary Guide provides a historical survey of literature's most important figures, schools, and movements.

North American Theatre Online   The database includes reference information about authors, plays, theatres, productions, production companies, casts, and links to plays in full-text.

Modern American Poetry (MAPS)   MAPS, a companion to Oxford's "Anthology of Modern American Poetry," is organized into over one hundred and fifty sections on individual poets. The sections include a biography, historical background, criticism, and a range of multimedia options, such as online exhibits, external links, audio recordings, images of manuscripts, and timelines.

Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present  Orlando seeks to further the study and understanding of literature by focusing on the part women have played in its development. The database is a collection of documents about the lives and writing careers of individuals.

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