A great tool for when you are beginning your research, Quick Search is a research discovery engine that provides instant search access to many of the University Libraries’ resources, including journal and newspaper articles, dissertations and theses, electronic and print books, and much more. Quick Search results can be filtered by limiting to type of source, date range, subject, etc.
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Literary criticism published in journal articles, book chapters, books and more.
Search this subject index to identify journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertations about literature in English and modern languages, folklore, linguistics, literary theory and criticism, and dramatic arts. Links to full text whenever available; to search within the full text of some articles, search MLA via LION's Criticism & Reference search.
Index of literary criticism published in books, journal articles, and collections of essays.
Update frequency: annual More info: Corresponds to material found in the print publication: Annual bibliography of English language and literature (and its earlier title: Bibliography of English language and literature).
Use this resource for to find articles about English language and literature, literary authors, critical theory, and bibliographic studies. Includes citations to critical editions of literary works, and book reviews. To search within the full text of articles, search ABELL via LION's Criticism & Reference search.
Literary criticism in articles and overviews. Includes Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, Scribner Writers Series, Something About the Author, and Twayne's Authors.
Reference texts in American theater, as well as images of posters, playbills, photos, architectural images, floor plans, and other ephemera.
Update frequency: quarterly
This collection also allows cross-searching of the full text contents of five online full-text drama collections: Black Drama, Twentieth Century North American Drama, Asian American Drama, Latino Literature, and North American Women's Drama
Journal and magazine articles about film and television.
Film & Television Literature Index indexes articles covering the entire spectrum of television and film writing. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.
Music, film, broadcasting and theater industry trade publications published before 2000 including Variety, Billboard, New Musical Express, Broadcasting, The Stage, American Film , Picturegoer and more.
Search major entertainment magazines for comprehensive information on specific films, plays, theaters, actors, directors, TV series, film studios, musicians, genres, record labels, subcultures and youth movements. These journals published industry news items, feature articles, in-depth interviews with major artists, photographs and illustrations, gossip columns, listings, reviews, charts and statistics and more
Full text overviews of criticism on literary works and authors. Includes essays and excerpts of relevant criticism.
Scanned page images of the Gale Dictionary of Literary Biography and books in the Contemporary Literary Criticism family. Put in the name of a short story, novel or play and learn more about its critical reception and how it fits into the author's work as a whole.
Author biographies and overviews of literary criticism from every period.
Designed to meet the research needs of undergraduates, the Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. LRC covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most-studied authors. Search by author name, title, genre, literary movement, or literary themes.
Searchable articles from academic and professional journals and magazines covering every academic discipline.
Update frequency: Updated daily
This excellent one-stop resource lets you search citations and summaries by keyword and then instantly retrieve the full text of articles from journals online. The Get Text button helps you locate any article without linked full text in alternate online sources or in UNLV's print journal collection.
An archive of more than 700 important scholarly journals covering business, ecology, education, ethnic studies, history, literature, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, and sociology with content ending 3-5 years ago
JSTOR digitally archives more than 700 scholarly journals. Subjects include African-American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, business, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, literature, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, and more.
Journal articles in the humanities and social sciences published between 1802-1995
Update frequency: quarterly
Search international scholarly literature in the humanities and social sciences disciplines from 1802 to 1995. PAO includes pre-1995 issues of over 400 journals, including many journals published in languages other than English.
Magazines and journals published in the U.S. mostly before 1900.
Update frequency: quarterly More info: Derived from the microform collections--American periodical series, eighteenth century; American periodical series, 1800-1850; and: American periodical series, 1850-1900.
Use this resource to search the full text of American journals and magazines published between 1741 and 1940, including Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine, the first American professional journals, and several popular magazines still in publication, such as Vanity Fair, Harper's, and Ladies' Home Journal.
Searches scholarly journal articles. Set preferences to UNLV for full text access!
Google Scholar searches for scholarly materials such as peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and reports from many academic and technical fields. It is freely available to anyone searching the Internet; however, many of the links that lead to full text resources are not. On your first visit, go to Google Scholar Preferences and use the Library Links box to set UNLV as your source for no-fee access to many full text articles. For answers to questions about Google Scholar, check out the FAQ.
Newspaper databases are a great resource for finding reviews of specific performances. Consider including the following: work title; playwright or performer; critic's name. Also, use quotation marks to keep titles and names together.
Example: "The Children's Hour" AND "Lillian Hellman"
Searchable current and recent articles from newspapers, including Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Full text of articles from major national newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, USA Today. Also included are the New York Times Book Review, the New York Times Magazine, and the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Searchable published news, legal, medical and business information.
The news section delivers the full text of international, national and regional newspapers along with wire services, broadcast transcripts, magazines, and non-English language sources. The legal section contains U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews and international legal information. This includes Shepard's Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789. The medical section supplies information from news and medical journals, and provides abstracts to medical news from Medline. The business section includes business news journals, company financial information, SEC filings and reports, and industry and market news.
Cover to cover digital reproductions of the Chicago Tribune with searchable full text.
Complete issues of the Chicago Tribune, including news, ads, obituaries, reviews, editorials, legal notices, comics, and photographs. Search by full text and view digital reproductions of newspaper pages. Output is a PDF image of the article as it appeared in the paper. Can be searched in combination with historical NY Times, historical LA Times, and American Periodical Series. For access to the text of Chicago Tribune articles after 1985 see ProQuest Newspapers.
Cover to cover digital reproductions of the Los Angeles Times with searchable full text.
Complete issues of the Los Angeles Times, including news, ads, obituaries, reviews, editorials, legal notices, comics, and photographs. Search by full text and view digital reproductions of newspaper pages. Output is a PDF image of the article as it appeared in print.
Historical newspapers from every state in the U.S.
Search full text and view page images for articles in categories such as news/opinion, election returns, letters, poetry, legislative information, prices, advertisements, matrimony notices and death notices. Can also be searched in combination with Early American Imprints I and II. Series I, 1690-1876: provides images and full-text content access to historic newspapers listed in Clarence Brigham's bibliography, History and bibliography of American newspapers, 1690-1820, as well as other bibliographies; Series II, 1758-1900: focuses on the period between 1820 and 1860; Series III, 1829-1922: focuses on the period between 1861 and 1920 providing in-depth coverage of the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era and beyond.
The Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985, presents searchable full text and page images of The Times (London). The Times is the "world's newspaper of record" and covers all major international historical events from the French Revolution to the Falkland War. Search the full text of the entire newspaper, including articles, editorials, and advertising.
Regional newspapers and broadcast television transcripts.
Newspaper Source provides full text coverage for 40 national and international newspapers including USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, The Times (London), and The Toronto Star. Selected full text is offered from more than 330 regional newspapers including The Buffalo News, Orange County Register, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Full text transcripts are available from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, National Public Radio, and more.
Printed menus, advertisements, cards, playbills, poems and other ephemera never intended to last.
Searchable monographs, pamphlets, broadsides, government documents and ephemera on many topics, from PT Barnum's promotions to the medical education of women to religion, engineering and arts and crafts.
Archive of plays submitted for license in England between 1737 and 1824, as well as diaries, playbills, theatre records and correspondence.
John Larpent was the English Inspector of Plays from 1778-1824 and responsible for executing the Licensing Act of 1737, a landmark act of censorship which required the Lord Chamberlain’s Office to approve any play before it was staged. Larpent preserved the original submissions, over 2,500 of which are presented here.
Prompt books from the Folger Shakespeare Library for performances of Shakespeare's plays between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries.
Includes digital reproductions of the Folger Library's prompt book collection, predominantly from British and American performances from the late 17th century to 1970. Also includes supporting materials (ephemera, photographs, correspondence, etc.) for 17 selected plays.
1779 to 1930
Primary source material relating to popular entertainment in America, Britain, and Europe in the period from 1779 to 1930.
Contains four separate sections: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic; Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks; Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment; and Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema. Reproduces primary source materials ranging from scrapbooks and full color posters to rare books and objects.