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  • 20th Century American Poetry
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    This unparalleled collection includes 52,000 poems drawn from 750 volumes by over 300 poets, including Adrienne Rich, Andrei Codrescu, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and Cathy Song.

    Part of the Literature Online collection.

  • 20th Century English Poetry
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    A collection of 598 volumes of poetry by 283 poets from 1900 to the present day, including W. B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Graves, A. E. Housman, John Betjeman, Fleur Adcock, Tony Harrison, Benjamin Zephaniah and Carol Ann Duffy, and incorporating the poets in The Faber Poetry Library.

    Part of the Literature Online collection.

  • Abbreviationes
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    Abbreviationes currently comprises over 70,000 entries containing a total of 80,098 references to manuscripts. It is based on a large number of manuscripts from all fields, held at a wide variety of libraries throughout Europe and the U.S. Entries cover the period from the 8th century up to and including the 15th century. It is a tool for deciphering and transcribing medieval Latin manuscripts. Individuals may use the Personal Edition.
  • Acronym Finder
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    With more than 750,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. Combined with the Acronym Attic, Acronym Finder contains more than 4 million acronyms and abbreviations. You can also search for more than 850,000 US and Canadian postal codes.
  • African Writers Series
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    The African Writers Series is the electronic edition of Heinemann’s historic African Writers Series which published 359 works of poetry, prose and drama by African writers between 1962 and 2003. For over 40 years, Heinemann's African Writers Series published the key texts of modern African literature. It has a unique importance in the history of postcolonial and African writing. This online edition includes over 250 volumes of fiction, poetry, drama and non-fictional prose, including works by Chinua Achebe, Ama Ata Aidoo, Steve Biko, Buchi Emecheta, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Doris Lessing, Nelson Mandela, Dambudzo Marechera, Christopher Okigbo, Okot p'Bitek and Tayeb Salih. A wide geographic range is also represented: most of the works in the Series come from English-speaking countries in Western, Southern and Eastern Africa, but there are also a number of volumes translated from French, Portuguese, Zulu, Swahili, Acoli, Sesotho, Afrikaans, Luganda and Arabic.
  • African-American Poetry (1750-1900)
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    Nearly 3,000 poems written by African-American poets in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

    Part of the Literature Online collection. The contents are based upon the bibliography of William French et al, Afro-American Poetry and Drama, 1760–1975: A Guide to Information Sources (Gale Research, 1979).

  • American Poetry (1600-1900)
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    Over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets from the Colonial Period to the early twentieth century.

    Part of the Literature Online collection.

  • American Rhetoric
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    American Rhetoric contains over 5,000 public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, etc. in such categories as speeches by Pres. Obama, movie speeches, and the top 100 American political speeches of the 20th century. Most are available in audio and/or video plus their transcripts. Those addresses given prior to 1900 have transcripts only.The site includes a list of major journals in communication, with links to their websites.As this is a commerical site, the ads can be annoying.
  • Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CAD)
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    The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary, initiated in 1921 by James Henry Breasted, is compiling a comprehensive dictionary of the various dialects of Akkadian, the earliest known Semitic language that was recorded on cuneiform texts that date from c. 2400 B.C. to A.D. 100 which were recovered from archaeological excavations of ancient Near Eastern sites. The Assyrian Dictionary is in every sense a joint undertaking of resident and non-resident scholars from around the world who have contributed their time and labor over a period of seventy years to the collection of the source materials and to the publication of the Dictionary.
  • Chicago Demotic Dictionary
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    The Demotic Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CDD) is a lexicographic tool for reading texts written in a late stage of the ancient Egyptian language and in a highly cursive script known as Demotic.
  • Dictionary of Old English
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    The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (600 - 1150 A.D.) of the English language, using today's most advanced technology.
  • Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics
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    The first edition of ELL (1993, Ron Asher, Editor) was hailed as "the field's standard reference work for a generation". Now the all-new second edition matches ELL's comprehensiveness and high quality, expanded for a new generation, while being the first encyclopedia to really exploit the multimedia potential of linguistics. The most authoritative, up-to-date, comprehensive and international reference source in its field. An entirely new work, with new editors, new authors, new topics and newly commissioned articles with a handful of classic articles The first Encyclopedia to exploit the multimedia potential of linguistics through the online edition Ground-breaking and International in scope and approach Alphabetically arranged with extensive cross-referencing Available in print and online, priced separately. The online version will include updates as subjects develop ELL2 includes: c. 7,500,000 words, c. 11,000 pages, c. 3,000 articles, c. 1,500 figures: 130 halftones and 150 colour.
  • Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online
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    The Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online (IEDO) reconstructs the lexicon for the most important languages and language branches of Indo-European. It is a rich and voluminous online reference source for historical and general linguists. Dictionaries can be cross-searched. Each entry is accompanied by grammatical info, meaning(s), etymological commentary, reconstructions, cognates and often extensive bibliographical information. New content will be added on an annual basis.
  • Linguistics Abstracts Online
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    Database that abstracts over 55,000 articles in linguistics from over 600 journals since 1985.
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
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    LLBA (Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts) provides non-evaluative abstracts of articles from approximately 2,000 serials published worldwide, coverage of monographs, recent books, technical reports, occasional papers, enhanced dissertation listings from Dissertation Abstracts International, and bibliographic citations for book reviews that appear in journals abstracted for LLBA.
  • Online Language Dictionaries
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    The WordReference Dictionaries are free online translation dictionaries.
  • Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
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    The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG®) is a research center at the University of California, Irvine. Founded in 1972 the TLG has already collected and digitized most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. Its goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era.
  • Webster's Third New International Dictionary
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    Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged is America’s premier lexicographical work. First published in 1961, this online edition incorporates subsequent updates to take account of current usage. Comprising over 450,000 vocabulary definitions, each with etymological and phonological descriptions, this unparalleled dictionary is presented here in fully searchable form.