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Black Drama

Fulltext of more than 1,200 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many of the works are rare, hard to find, or out of print.  Includes previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Ed Bullins, Willis Richardson, Amiri Baraka, Randolph Edmonds, Zora Neale Hurston, and many others. The plays are accompanied by reference materials, significant ancillary information, a rich performance database, and images.

WorldCat

All material cataloged by OCLC member libraries including: books, manuscripts, websites & internet resources, maps, computer programs, musical scores, films & slides, newspapers, journals, magazines, sound recordings, articles, chapters, papers, videotapes.  Over 179 million records representing materials from 1000 BCE to the present, many with online links to the fulltext.  Updated daily.

World Shakespeare Bibliography

The World Shakespeare Bibliography Online is a searchable electronic database consisting of the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide between 1960 and 2013. Containing over 132,640 annotated entries, this collected information is an essential tool for anyone engaged in research on Shakespeare or early modern England.

Women Writers Project

Women Writers Online is a full-text collection of early women’s writing in English, published by the Brown University Women Writers Project. It includes full transcriptions of texts published between 1526 and 1850, focusing on materials that are rare or inaccessible. The range of genres and topics covered makes it a truly remarkable resource for teaching and research, providing an unparalleled view of women’s literate culture in the early modern period.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Full-text, fully searchable content from a wide range of primary sources. Includes monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics and more.  Archives published in the program include works in Western as well as non-Western languages and are sourced from rare collections at libraries and other venerable institutions from around the globe. Each individual archive within Nineteenth Century Collections Online presents the raw materials scholars require for their research needs.

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