Lists monographs, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews, collections of essays, and doctoral dissertations published anywhere in the world.

Subject areas covered by ABELL include:

  • English language--syntax, phonology, lexicology, semantics, stylistics, dialectology, vocabulary, orthography, dictionaries and grammars; Language, Literature and the Computer
  • Literatures written in English--poetry, prose, fiction, films, biography, travel writing, literary theory, and studies of individual authors
  • Bibliography--manuscript studies, textual studies, and the history of publishing
  • Traditional culture of the English-speaking world including custom, belief, narrative, song, dance, and material culture

ABELL can be searched by keyword, title keyword, subject, author or reviewer, publication details, journal and publication year, or any combination of these terms. The search tools enable the user to construct detailed specialist bibliographies and to assess, in seconds, the number and variety of sources available.

Contains more than 960,000 records. Over 30,000 records are added to ABELL annually.

All Relevant Database(s),  Key Database(s) 
Resource is available on-campus or off-campus via EZProxy; Click the resource name to access it or here for off-campus instructions.
Full text is available.
1892 - present

Some of your search results will provide links to the full-text of the article cited. For citations that do not provide direct links, use the  UK Full-Text Options button that appears below the citation in your search results (more information). To see if we own a paper copy of the item, search the InfoKat Discovery. If we do not own the item in any format, and you are a UK-affiliate, you may request the item through ILLiad.