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Introduction: English at UCC Library

This guide aims to provide information on key resources for English in University College Cork Library.The tabs at the top of the page will help you find books, e-books, journals, databases,theses, useful websites and referencing information.

Some Key Resources for English

JSTOR: high-quality academic journals, books, and primary sources in the humanities & social sciences


  Project Muse:   journals from over 120 publishers in the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies etc



 MLA International Bibliography: index of scholarly books & articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics from 1963 onwards


Early English Books Online: works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700



 Proquest Databases: thousands of periodical titles, eBooks, newspapers, theses


Literature Online: over a third of a million full-text works of poetry, prose and drama in English, together with definitive online criticism & reference library

Special Collections in UCC Library

 Important collections of rare & older material. Collections with useful material for English Studies:
 •    Book history & design: Friedlander Collection, Cuala, Dolmen and Three Candles Presses
 •    Frank O’Connor: his personal collection and a reference collection of his published works.  Related material includes Nancy McCarthy’s collection.
 •    Anglo-Irish Literature and Culture: Daniel Corkery, Gerald Goldberg and Nancy McCarthy
 •    16th - 19th century: Older Printed Books
 For further information on English holdings in Special Collections see here 

 See also the Guide for Special Collections




Claire O'Brien
Liaison Librarian: Arts & Celtic Studies
Boole Library
University College Cork
+353 (21) 490-2984

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