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The Modern Humanities Research Association has now transferred institutional subscription administration and management to Turpin Distribution Services Ltd for print subscriptions for The Annual Bibliography of English Language & Literature. Please feel free to contact Turpin Distribution Customer Services with any questions, or order here.
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ABELL is widely regarded as one of the most important bibliographical sources for English studies, and an indispensable tool for scholars in this field.
The first volume -- reporting items published in 1920 -- was published in 1921, and the most recent volume covers the report year 2012.
The volumes are compiled by a worldwide team of volunteer contributors, and edited by teams based both in Cambridge, England, and in Massachusetts, USA.
Vol. 88 is priced at £222/$472 (£187/$395 for Permanent Institutional Members).
The Bibliography aims to list annually all scholarly articles, books and reviews concerning English language and literature and related topics published anywhere in the world, and in any language. (Education and pedagogical subjects, and the medical application of linguistics, are excluded.)
The list of subjects covered includes: Drama; Poetry; Fiction; Biography; Literary Theory; Film; Bibliography; Traditional Culture; Onomastics; Lexicography; Dialectology.
Annual printed volumes appear each autumn and are published by the MHRA.
A cumulative database version of ABELL is also available online from ProQuest, both in its own right, and as a part of the Literature Online service which includes links from the bibliographic records to the full text of the articles or reviews wherever possible. The Editors supply monthly updates for this service and the database now includes more than one million records.
Notification of items for inclusion in ABELL,
and correspondence about such matters should be sent to:
Cambridge CB3 9DR,
whom you should also contact if you would like to volunteer to act as a field contributor to the Bibliography. We are currently keen to recruit further contributors for the following areas: Australia; Eastern Europe; Finland; Germany; Mexico; Middle East; Norway; Portugal; Russia; South Africa; South America; Spain; Sweden.