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  • Dictionary of American Regional English Harvard UP
    DARE is different from other dictionaries in that it does not include words that are commonly used throughout the United States, but rather focuses on the regional aspects of our language, documenting words, phrases, and pronunciations that vary from one place to another.
  • Green's Dictionary of Slang Oxford
    Unprecedented 10.3 million-word collection of the impertinent, vile, censored, hip, witty, and fascinating slang words of the English language, covering five centuries of innovation in all English-speaking regions of the world. (2011)
  • International Encyclopedia of Linguistics Oxford
    Encompasses the full range of topics in linguistics, including such areas as historical, comparative, formal, mathematical, functional, philosophical, and sociolinguistics.(2003)


  • Encyclopedia of the Gothic Wiley
    Brings together over 200 newly commissioned essays by leading scholars writing on all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, as well as challenging insights into the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture.
  • Literary Movements for Students Gale
    Historical background information on each movement as well as modern critical interpretation of each movement's characteristic styles and themes. (2009)
  • Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream Gale
    Analyzes poetry, plays, short stories, novels, and works of nonfiction that address this theme in some capacity, and how that theme has been treated in literature at different times in history and across diverse cultures. (2007)
  • Literature of Propaganda Gale
    Contains 300 entries that explore literary works that deal with propaganda. The set includes a wide variety of genres and has an international scope. It explores the works of authors shaped by a variety of political, social, and economic movements, and places each work in its historical context. Each entry includes an overview of the work, historical context, primary themes and style, and critical discussion. (2013)
  • Literature of War Gale
    Provides historical, cultural and social context of works that focus on armed conflict throughout the world and time. It highlights the realities of war, its impact on society, and how it affects our understanding of it. (2012)

Research Articles


  • Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
    On-line version of the 1919 edition of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. You can browse by author (chronologically or alphabetically) or search by keyword.
  • Great Books Online
    Hundreds of complete works including inaugural addresses, poetry, prose, and reference.

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