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Extended essays - a research resources guide for English undergraduates: eTexts

Subjects: English

What is OxLIP+?

OxLIP+ (Oxford Libraries Information Platform) is the gateway to the electronic resources subscribed to by the Bodleian Libraries.  You can use this service to: search, browse and access e-resources, cross-search a wide range of datasets simultaneously, add selected resources to a personalized area and access subscription resources remotely.

The resources available via OxLIP+ include:

  • bibliographic and full-text databases
  • electronic journals and online newspapers
  • general reference works
  • exam papers
  • subject-specific resources, e.g. ABELL

For more information go to our guide on Finding and connecting to e-resources and e-journals using Oxlip+

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Early 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. It contains more than 130,000 titles and more than 17 million scanned pages as listed in 4 collections - Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement.

An excellent guide to using EEBO has been created by the University of Reading and we'd recommend you'd read that along with the EEBO help pages to assist you with getting the most out of the site.

Past Masters

Past Masters is a collection of full-text humanities works in scholarly editions. It contains the works and/or correspondence of many major literary authors, philosophers and other intellectuals as well as collections of correspondence by period.

Past Masters is available via OxLIP+.

LION (Literature Online)

LION provides access to the full text of more than 350,000 British and American original works (as well as links to useful background material) and critical works such as journal articles and citations.

LION is available through OxLIP+

If you have not used this resource before, you may find the LION Help section useful:

Remember to sign in using your Single Sign-On if you are trying to access this resource away from the University network.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

ECCO provides fully searchable full text access to over 180,000 English-language titles and editions published between 1701 and 1800. it is fully text-searchable on over 33 million pages.

To find out more about the contents of ECCO we'd recommend you have a look at the Research Guide.