The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature aims to list 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 - including syntax, phonology, lexicology, semantics, stylistics and dialectology
English Literature - including poetry, prose, fiction, films, biography, travel writing, literary theory and studies of individual authors.
Bibliography - including 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.