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Modern English This heterogeneous collection contains fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, letters, newspapers, manuscripts and illustrations from 1500 to the present, arranged for browsing by author's last name or by category of interest.
Middle English To search for words containing these characters you need to type in the character code. So, to search for þe king you need to type in &t;e king, where the þ is represented by its code &t; -- to search for wið you need to type wi&d; -- for ri3t, type ri&y;t, and so on.
Early American Fiction A subset of texts from a Mellon Foundation funded project, the entire Early American Fiction collection represents 136 American authors writing between 1789 and 1875.
Dictionary of the History of Ideas The Dictionary of the History of Ideas attempts to provide a clear exposition of influential ideas. The DHI recounts the historical development of such ideas across a range of disciplines, including philosophy, religion, politics, literature, and the biological, physical, and social sciences.
Foreign Language Collections
French Approximately 20 literary titles; accented letters can be searched for in their unaccented forms; searching for tete a tete will yield tête-à-tête.
Spanish Over 30 works of Spanish drama.
German Several texts including Kafka's Das Urteil and Wieland's Musarion.
Chinese 300 Tang Poems.
Japanese Over 300 works of Japanese literature. Full access to the Japanese texts requires software that can read and input Japanese characters.
Russian Osip Mandelstam's Tristia.
Apache Chiricahua and Mescalero Apache Texts. Edited by Harry Hoijer. Ethnological Notes by Morris Opler. Editor of electronic edition, M. Eleanor Culley. Originally published by University of Chicago Press, © 1938, All rights reserved. (Requires apache font.)