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Historical Archives of Newspapers from around the world
The Des Moines Register is the largest-circulation newspaper in Iowa. This link goes to the Des Moines Register (1999–present) as part of the ProQuest U.S. Newsstream online collection.
Print issues from the past two months can also be found in Burling Lounge. Microfilm versions of the Register are available on the lower level of Burling (1916–1998) and upon request (1999–2019). Additional access options are listed on this page maintained by Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.
Complete online access (including advertisements) to the full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2015. For current access, see U.S. Newsstream, LexisNexis Academic, and other sources, or go to the New York Times Subject Guide for instructions on registering for a free account.
Fully searchable access to the complete backfile of The Times of London, including text, images, editorials, and advertisements.
Provides indexing of general-interest periodicals published in the United States, including full coverage of the Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature. Reflects the history of the 20th century, offering access to information about history, culture, and seminal developments across nine decades.
Offers worldwide full-text content pertaining to literary, scholarly, and creative thought. Covers the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities and includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, and much more.
Has been one of the foremost publications in its field since its founding in 1925. The journal is concerned principally with the English language in the Western Hemisphere, although articles dealing with English in other parts of the world, the influence of other languages by or on English, and linguistic theory are also published.
For access, please use the tool Journal Finder on the Grinnell College Libraries' homepage.
Subjects covered include the nature, use, and teaching of language as well as linguistics, phonetics, speech, communication, sociolinguistics, philosophy of language, hearing and speech physiology, and related topics.
1926–present. Online database indexing scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
An unprecedented collection of the impertinent, vile, censored, hip, witty, and fascinating slang words of the English language. Covering five centuries of innovation in all English-speaking regions of the world. Over 100,000 words are defined; each word is authenticated by genuine and full-referenced citations of its use.
Search engine for books, videos, archival materials, electronic resources, and more owned by Grinnell College and over 72,000 libraries around the world.
Print Location: PE2843 .D52 1985 1st floor Oversize
Since the publication of Dictionary of American Regional English, Volume I : A–C in 1985, this magisterial account of how English is spoken and used in the U.S. has been an invaluable resource for scholars, professionals, and word fiends alike.
Contains the complete text of the 20-volume Second Edition, first published in 1989, together with its 3-volume Additions Series, published in 1993 (volumes 1 and 2) and 1997 (volume 3).
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.
Written by you. 7,904,079 definitions since 1999.
Print Location: LB2369 .G53 2016
On permanent reserve at the circulation desk. A second copy is available on the 2nd floor and can be checked out.
A guide to MLA style and formatting created and maintained by Purdue University. Note APA and Chicago style and formatting details and for creating annotated bibliographies are also available.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 3117
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