Recent acquisitions for English

This is a list of e-books and databases that have been recently acquired by the Online Library for the English programme. 

Last updated: 18th July 2018



Historical Texts - Historical Texts contains over 400,000 texts from the 15th to the 19th Centuries. The texts are in three historically significant collections: Early English Books Online (EEBO), Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and 65,000 texts from the British Library 19th Century collection.

Oxford English Dictionary - "The definitive record of the English language". It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world. As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from dictionaries of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You’ll still find present-day meanings in the OED, but you’ll also find the history of individual words, and of the language—traced through 3 million quotations.

Oxford Reference - Oxford Reference contains short-entry, general reference in academic subject, language, and quotations dictionaries. It also has more in-depth articles on specialized subjects in a range of Encyclopedias and 'Companion to' books on a diverse set of subjects. The Online Library's subscription currently covers 292 books. 



The links below will take you to the Dawsons E-book Collection.

Cottrell, Stella, The Study Skills Handbook (2013)

Graziozi, Barbara, Homer (2016)

Hutchison, Hazel, Write Great Essays and Dissertations (2010)

Kettle, Arnold, An Introduction to the English Novel (2016)

Rist, Thomas, The Spanish Tragedy (2016)