English Studies: Databases and Other Resources

English Studies Subject Guide, Helsinki University Library: articles, journals, e-books, printed books, databases, and library services - Englantilaisen filologian, englannin kielen ja kirjallisuuden aineisto-opas - artikkelit, lehdet, e-kirjat, kirjat,

Citation Databases

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

Web of Science™ gives you access objective content and powerful tools to search, track, measure and collaborate in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. This multidisciplinary research platform lets users search numerous databases simultaneously via one interface.

Open Linguistic Blogs:

Reference and Full-text Databases for Languages

Reference Databases:

Reference and Full-Text Databases:

MLA is provided by Ebsco instead of Proquest from 2019 onwards->

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century.Over 60,000 biographies, 72 million words, 11,000 portraits. The database is also known as ODNB and Oxford DNB. Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2004 - New Resource added 24 Feb.2021

Primary Sources for English Studies


Gale Primary Sources for English Studies

The Gale Primary Sources available via the Helsinki University Library:



The University of Helsinki has access to these two NCCO modules by Gale:

1. Religion, Spirituality, Reform, and Society

Religion, Society, Spirituality, and Reform examines the influence of both faith and skepticism on the shaping of many aspects of society—-politics, law, economics, and social and radical reform movements. In the 19th century, the intellectual work of Comte, Marx, Weber, Darwin, Freud, and others unleashed secularizing impulses that gave rise to both new humanist religious projects and new faith-based social reform movements. The heightened interest in the perfection of man, the power of science, and the confidence in social progress also had an impact. The archive provides essential documentary materials that explore religious and philosophical movements in reaction to dramatic changes in culture and society wrought by the industrial revolution and modernity. Topics covered include positivism and anti-positivism, freethinking, the cooperative movement, alternative Christianities, and the application of the social principles of Christianity to everyday life by a variety of denominations.

2. Science, Technology,  and Medicine, 1780-1925

Science, Technology, and Medicine, 1780-1925 features more than 3.5 million pages of journals, books, reports, and personal documents that explore the rapid acceleration of scientific, technical, and medical knowledge during the nineteenth century. Source libraries include the Huntington Library, the Burndy Library, the Library of Congress, and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.


  • Gale Primary Sources With the Gale Primary Sources you can cross-search all the Gale's Primary Sources that the Helsinki University Library has access to: 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection, 17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection,The Economist Historical Archive, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, British Library Newspapers, The Economist Historical Archive, Indigenous Peoples: North America, U.S. Declassified Documents. Try the new Intrerface!


Explore Helsinki University Library's  holdings of Gale's Primary Sources above using Digital Humanities tools. Rediscover and interpret the past through analysis and visualization of historical texts.



International Societies

Finnish Societies

Helda - Digital Repository of the University of Helsinki