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Author as Subject:

To identify resources about specific authors, do a SUBJECT search in Sofia (su:), using the author's name (last name, first name). Look for subdivisions, such as Interviews, Characters, Criticism and Interpretation, Bibliography, or the title of a literary work.


History of Literary Criticism and Literary Theory:

To identify books that discuss the history of literary criticism and literary theory, do a SUBJECT search in Sofia:


  • Criticism History
  • See also the full-text database Literary Theory, which traces the history of literary theory and criticism from the fifth century BC to 1994. It contains full text or selections of full text written by literary theorists and critics.

WorldCat is a worldwide union catalogue created and maintained collectively by more than 10,000 member institutions, including Concordia Library. Its resources span thousands of years and include lists of materials from books to recordings to archives.

  • Use Advanced Search for more search options, such as language, format, audience, subject and genre

Year's Work in English Studies is a narrative bibliographical review of scholarly work on English language and literatures written in English. Each volume includes a detailed overview from Old English to contemporary critical works for a given year.

Continuously updated, the Cambridge Companions Complete Collection includes the full text of the books in the following two series: The Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics and The Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture.

Project MUSE is a collection of peer-reviewed books in the humanities and social sciences from university presses and scholarly publishers (the University Press Content Consortium), accessible via Project MUSE's integrated ebook/journal platform.

ACLS Humanities e-Book is a collection of over 3,300 scholarly and academic books in the humanities and related social sciences from the American Council of Learned Societies.

Springer Ebooks Collection includes ebooks in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business from 2010.

EEBO is a full-text and full-image database of books printed in the British Isles, British America, and other countries from 1475 to 1700. It includes:

  • Thomason Tracts: collection of 22,000 broadsides ranging from political speeches to religious tracts to newspaper articles from the period 1640-1661.
  • Tract Supplement: broadsides, pamphlets and scrapbooks primarily from the British Library.

The full text is searchable for about 60,000 of the 125,000 books, identified by: TCP Full Text.

Eearly English Books Online - Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP) contains the fully searchable full text of the first 25,000 texts that have been transcribed and encoded into regular text by the Text Creation Partnership, Phase I, which is now freely available under the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0 1.0 Universal).


ECCO includes every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in Great Britain during the eighteenth century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. Concordia's holdings include Parts I and II.

NCCO is a digitized collection of primary sources from the 'long' nineteenth century, currently including the following archives: British Politics and Society; European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection; Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange; British Theatre, Music, and the Arts: High and Popular Culture.

Created by Alexander Street Press Theatre in Video, covers a wide range of 20th century theatre history, featuring original stage productions, captured and recorded while performed for a live theatre audience. When complete, Theatre in Video will contain more than 350 full-length plays and documentaries.

  • Includes all 37 BBC Television Shakespeare videos.

LION includes multimedia collections:

  • Arkangel Shakespeare Audio Plays: contains fully dramatised unabridged recordings of all of Shakespeare's 38 plays. Each play is recorded by noted actors, many of whom were trained at the Royal Shakespeare Company, such as Simon Russell Beale, Joseph Fiennes, David Tennant, Niamh Cusack and Sir John Gielgud and includes sound effects and music.
  • Poets on Screen: contains about 900 clips of poets reading their own and other poets' work.
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