This LibGuide was created in collaboration with Pitt-Greensburg alumna, Deidre Stuffer, an avid tea drinker and lover of early modern typography, who is pursuing graduate study in English Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. When she was Professor Greenfield's research assistant, she spent roughly ten hours each week transcribing Shakespearean allusions from facsimiles in ECCO, EEBO, and Burney.
For this course, you are required to write a 5-page research paper about the origin and evolution of a word of your choosing. In order to successfully create and support a thesis statement, you will need to use many of the Library's online resources. This LibGuide is intended to help serve as a research gateway for this assignment.
Definition of acronyms:
OED = The Oxford English Dictionary
EEBO = Early English Books Online
ECCO = Eighteenth Century Collections Online
NCCO = Nineteenth Century Collections Online
USING THIS GUIDE: I recommend that you use the tabs in the order that they are arranged. You should start with the OED tab, then move to the EEBO tab, and then to Artemis, etc. Each tab builds on the one prior to it.
Please don't forget that you may always ask a librarian for help!
Connecting to the databases from off-campus
If you will be connecting to the databases from off-campus, please use the following links:
Monty Python's depiction of why it is important for one to understand the grammar of one's language!