English / Literature Databases
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Academic Search Complete
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering most academic areas. Large collection of peer reviewed journals and an extensive image collection.
Academic Video Online
Provides online streaming video of multidisciplinary topics including documentaries, interviews, performances, news reels and more (formerly known as VAST: Academic Video Online).
Provides access to high quality streaming videos in science, drama and history. Collections feature: BBC Shakespearean Plays, World and U.S. History series, core sciences series (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Environmental Sciences) and much more.
American Film Scripts
Full text access to assorted film scripts as well as detailed information on related scenes, characters and people.
Provides online listings of current job openings in various artistic fields ranging from stage management, to acting, to choreography, etc. To access this resource please email the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the necessary login information.
Is the most comprehensive resource for communication research available today. This database provides full text and/or abstracts covering research in all areas related to communication and mass media.
Comprehensive analysis of issues in the news media, including topics related to health, international affairs, the environment, education, U.S. economy, and technology. CQ Researcher offers an overview, future outlook, chronology, and bibliography for each issue as well as a pro/con section that represents opposing points of view.
Provides full text access to electronic books covering a variety of subjects. This resource also allows the user to print and take notes electronically.
EBSCO eBook Collection
Provides full text access to electronic books covering a variety of subjects. This resource also allows the user to automatically cite, print, and take notes electronically.
Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
Provides articles on aspects of the Middle Ages from the fifth to the fifteenth century covering Art, Culture, Science, Politics, Philosophy, Theology, and more.
European Views of the Americas
Provides resources for those interested in European printed works relating to the Americas from 1493-1750.
Films On Demand
Provides access to a variety of online academic streaming videos. Please consult the FAQ section for connection and browser requirements.
Is the most comprehensive resource for humanities research available today. This database provides full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.
Full text articles from scholarly journals in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and selected science areas.
Provides access to over 26,000 online films from thousands of producers. Touching on all topics, featured producers in Kanopy's collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, HBO, and many more.
LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe
Full text newspapers and wire services, business news, market reports, SEC filings, legal research including Shepard's Supreme Court citation service, state and federal codes and case law, medical news, journals, and abstracts.
Literary Reference Center
A comprehensive full text literary reference database, which provides a broad spectrum of reference information including detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.
New York Times
Provides full text access to extensive news, multimedia and archives from the New York Times. Follow the link provided to register with your Point Park email address and claim your academic pass.
Provides full text and/or abstracts for 159 US newspapers, 18 international newspapers, 6 newswires, and 9 newspaper columns.
North American Theatre Online
Full text access to various plays, reference materials, playbills, and other resources.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre & Performance
Authoritative, up-to-date information about theatre and performance from ancient Greek to modern day theatre. In addition to theatre performances, dance, opera, radio, film and television are also covered.
Provides full text access to articles from acclaimed Humanities and Social Sciences journals. Project MUSE also has a vast selection of journal titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection
Provides access to a comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the humanities and social sciences.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Philadelphia Inquirer
Provides full text access to the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1860-2001.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Provides full text access to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 1786-2003.
Religion & Philosophy Collection
Full text and/or abstracts covering topics such as World Religions, Biblical Studies, Religious History, Epistemology, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy, and more.
Provides full text access to prestigious scholarly journals in Business, the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Technology, among others.
Theatre: Academic Video Online
Provides online streaming videos of more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays and more than 100 film documentaries related to theatre productions.
To search for a particular newspaper, magazine or journal in the Library’s collection, use the Journal List.
Library Books / DVDs
English & Literature Books generally have call numbers that begin with P and are located on the Lower Level of the library. DVDs are shelved alphabetically by title on the Main Floor of the Library. Please use PointCat: Find Books & More for more detailed information.
Internet Sites related to English / Literature
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