English, Drama, Film and Creative Writing: Books and eBooks
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Short Loan Collection
The Short Loan Collection (SLC) contains multiple copies of books in demand, or on reading lists and can be borrowed for 7 days.
The 4-Hour Loan collection contains items that are in very high demand at certain times of the year. You can borrow and take these books anywhere in the Library, but they cannot be taken out of the Library building.
Special Collections contains unique book, archival and manuscript collections. UCD students and staff, and external users can consult the collections in the Special Collections reading room. Special Collections is located on Level 1 of the James Joyce Library.
Books and eBooks are listed in OneSearch, our resource discovery service. Useful titles available via UCD Library include:
- An extensive multidisciplinary collection of online titles covering life, health, social and physical sciences, and humanities.
- Early English Books Online (Proquest) This link opens in a new windowEarly English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.
- English Literature in Context by Paul Poplawski (Editor); Valerie Allen (Contribution by); Andrew Hiscock (Contribution by); Lee Morrissey (Contribution by); Peter J. Kitson (Contribution by); Maria Frawley (Contribution by)Call Number: 808.9POPPublication Date: 2008Text for studying British literary history and criticism.
- Eighteenth Century Collections Online (Gale) This link opens in a new windowA comprehensive digital edition of The Eighteenth Century, the world's largest library of the printed book on microfilm.
- Literature Online (Proquest) This link opens in a new windowWith over a third of a million full-text works of poetry, prose and drama in English, together with the definitive online criticism and reference library, Literature Online is the world's largest cross-searchable database of literature and criticism.
- Women Writers Online This link opens in a new windowThe Brown University Women Writers Project is a long-term research project that aims to make texts by pre-Victorian (1400-1850) women writers accessible to a wide audience of scholars, students and general readers. All of these texts can be browsed, searched, and analysed using tools which provide access to the full XML encoding.
Reference items are helpful for finding background information such as definitions and spelling, facts and figures, translations, statistics and topical overviews of subjects. Reference books can be found both in print and online. See here for further information
Useful online reference material for this subject include:
- Dictionary of Irish Biography (RIA) This link opens in a new windowThe Dictionary of Irish Biography is Ireland's national biographical dictionary. Devised, researched, written and edited under the auspices of the Royal Irish Academy, its online edition covers nearly 11,000 lives. It describes and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavour, including politics, law, religion, literature, journalism, architecture, painting, music, the stage, science, medicine, engineering, entertainment and sport.
- Oxford English Dictionary Online (OUP) This link opens in a new windowTraces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources.
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (OUP) This link opens in a new windowAuthoritative biographical resource offering access to over 50,000 biographies of distinguished persons from all walks of life who have shaped the lives of the British Isles and beyond. Coverage: from earliest time to 2002. Includes deceased persons only. Powerful advanced search capabilities. Print version available in James Joyce Library at GR920.042/DIC.
- Oxford Reference Online (OUP) This link opens in a new windowOxford Reference Online consists of a wealth of facts, figures, definitions, and translations found in dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.
Where in the Library?
Most print material related to English and Drama is held on level 2 of the James Joyce Library. Some books are in the Short Loan Collection on level 1 of the James Joyce Library.
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Note: There is no longer any Drama material in the Blackrock Library.
Journals/periodicals relevant to Literature in Context are held in Special Collections. See details below.
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