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Introduction: English at UCC Library

This guide brings together key resources for the study of English at University College Cork. Use the tabs above to find:

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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