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Literature and language researchers thrive on finding new angles to inspire their research, but sifting through document archives—and hoping they contain all issues, with no editorial or images ripped out—consumes time that could be spent in creative thought and inquiry. ProQuest’s tailored research environments include access to 350,000 complete and pristine primary texts, criticism, and reference works authoritatively curated for deep textual analysis and reliable citing. Important and rare early modern works facilitate the study of Europe’s cultural heritage. See our Arts and Literature catalog.


Historic Literary Criticism

Historic Literary Criticism is a collection of over 20,000 historical contemporary reviews, essays and commentary related to more than 500 influential authors from the 17th-early 20th century.

Linguistics Collection

The Linguistics Collection is comprised of index and full-text databases covering all linguistics subject areas. The collection includes Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) and the Linguistics Database.

Philosophy Collection

The Philosophy Collection combines the specialist indexing of the 3rd party Philosopher’s Index with a huge collection of full-text journal articles, dissertations and video from ProQuest’s Philosophy Database to support philosophy researchers at all levels.

Music & Performing Arts Collection

The Music & Performing Arts Collection provides a cost-effective and efficient way for libraries to gain access to specialist databases for scholars and students researching music and the performing arts.

Philosophy Database

Philosophy Database is a full-text journal and dissertations database specifically designed for researchers of all aspects of the interdisciplinary field of Philosophy.

American Film Institute Catalog

Produced in collaboration with the American Film Institute, the American Film Institute Catalog is the premier resource for studying American motion pictures. It is the most comprehensive and detailed national filmography in the world.

Paley Center Seminars

The Paley Center Seminars is an exclusive video collection of interviews with celebrities, television crews, and distinguished panels. It includes 300 filmed seminars from the acclaimed series held by The Paley Center for Media (formerly The Museum of Television & Radio) in New York and Los Angeles.

Twentieth-Century Drama

Twentieth-Century Drama will contain 2,100 plays in English from around the world from the 1890s to 2003. Unlike other drama collections available today, it presents a global, inclusive collection of the most important plays written in the English language from all over the world, highlighting many nationalities and ethnicities, and offering the most and useful complete picture of twentieth century drama. It contains mostly copyright texts unavailable elsewhere in electronic form including many out-of-print works that are difficult to obtain.

ProQuest Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations 1789-2014

Crucial to understanding many policy, process, and legal issues, Executive Orders are the formal means by which the President of the United States executes a wide range of actions related to the Federal Government’s internal operations and organization, as well as foreign and domestic policies.

Die Deutsche Lyrik in Reclams Universalbibliothek

An ambitious and far-reaching project that puts 500 years of German poetry online, Die Deutsche Lyrik gathers works from the 15th century right up to the beginning of the 20th century. No other single collection contains this volume or breadth of German poetry in electronic format.

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