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This guide points researchers to a few key USC Libraries resources that might be helpful to start research projects in the area of literary studies.
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New Databases Fall 2014

Perdita Manuscripts: Women Writers, 1500-1700


Dedicated to the preservation of early modern women writings, this collection consists of over two hundred and thirty digitized manuscripts originally composed between 1500 and 1700 in the British Isles and now located in fifteen libraries and archives in North America and United Kingdom. The collection encompasses devotional writings, autobiographic material, cookery and medical recipes, accounts and much more. 


Black Drama Second Edition


This edition of Black Drama, Second Edition contains approximately 1,462 plays by 233 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.

Some 600 of the plays are published here for the first time, including a number by major authors.

The plays themselves have been selected using leading bibliographies and with the editorial advice of James V. Hatch, co-author with Errol G. Hill of A History of African American Theatre and a leading expert in this area.


    Current Online Trials for USC Libraries


    USC Libraries Trial for 


    The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: The Critical Edition
    Ronald Schuchard, General Editor


    For full-text access, please try this link:​  while you are logged in to USC proxy server and​  USC Libraries have started trial for this project and it will be open until November 7th.

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