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Credo Reference - Literature
Search literature encyclopedias and dictionaries

Oxford English Dictionary
Electronic full text version of the most complete historical dictionary of the English language.

The Library Print Reference collection contains many books on literature. 
Browse the following areas:

PN for general topics
PR for English literature
PS for American literature

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1-5 (1684-1912)
Access to more than 6,500 historical magazine and journal titles.

American Periodicals Series Online
Access to over 1500 American magazines and journals published between 1740-1940. Note: most of the content spans between 1740-1900.

Confederate Newspapers: A Collection from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and Alabama

Early American Newspapers: 1690-1876
Full text access to over 730 historical American newspaper titles from 23 states and the District of Columbia.

Historical Newspapers
New York Times (1851 to 4 years ago) and Washington Post (1877 to 17 years ago) 

Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life 1942-1945

London Lowlife
Reveals the street culture, social reform and Victorian underworld of London during the nineteenth century.

Poetry Foundation
A literary organization that provides biographical information about poets and full text of selected poems.

Reader's Guide Retrospective
Indexes general interest/popular magazines and journals from 1890-1982.

Times (London) Digital Archive 1785-1985

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