In partnership with the Mervyn H. Sterne Library, the English Department and the Office of Research and Economic Development, the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office is thrilled to announce successes in its efforts to promote scholarship and excellent teaching in the Humanities.
The CAS Dean’s office and the Office of Research and Economic Development have funded access to the Burney Collection of 17th and 18th Century British Newspapers for the library. This database contains nearly one million pages of documents, including Parliamentary papers, papers from the British colonies, and London daily news. Faculty and students can search the full-text of all documents in the database. Highlights of the collection include news of George Washington’s election and reporting on the fall of the Bastille.
With the help of UAB’s English Department, the CAS Dean’s office and the Office of Research and Economic Development has also funded access to the database Early English Books Online. Again, this database is fully searchable. It is an amazing collection of virtually everything printed in England from the advent of the printing press through the 17th century. Although it is called Early English Books Online, it contains every type of text, including pamphlets, almanacs, and broadsides.