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Articles & Databases: English

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For additional English resources see English Research Guide.

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Academic Search Premier Scholarly and popular articles on many subjects; a good source for book reviews.

Can limit to peer reviewed

1982 to present
JSTOR Journal backfiles in many subject areas; fulltext is included for each article. More Details... Yes

From the first issue to 5 years ago for each publication included

MLA Bibliography Comprehensive, international listing of literary criticism and theory, linguistics, film and drama criticism, cultural studies, and folklore, covering articles, book chapters, books, and more.  Can limit to items in English and to type of resource, such as journal articles. More Details... Yes 1926 to present
MLA Literary Research Guide A selective, annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics. More Details... N/A 5th Edition
OmniFile Full Text Mega Scholarly and popular articles on many subjects, a good source for book reviews. More Details... Can limit to peer reviewed 1984 to present
Oxford English Dictionary The definitive dictionary of the English language; the etymologies are especially valuable. More Details... Scholarly sources Continuously updated
Oxford Journals Fulltext of over 150 journals published by Oxford University Press. Search within broad subject groups or individual journals, such as American Literary History, Contemporary Women's Writing, The English Historical Review, Notes & Queries, and more. More Details... Yes 1996 to present
Project MUSE Searchable fulltext of about 200 scholarly journals on subject in the arts and humanities.  Includes many criticism journals. More Details... Yes Vary for each publication; some are backfiles only

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ArticleFirst Search for keywords in the titles and authors of articles from thousands of journals on many subjects. More Details... Scholarly and professional journals 1990 to present
ERIC Education literature including journals and unpublished reports. More Details... Scholarly and professional articles are included, but cannot limit to these 1966 to present
Gale Literary Databases The online fulltext version of Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography, which may be searched separately or together, provides basic biographical and critical information for thousands of authors. More Details... No

Vary; entries are updated frequently

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism Online Fulltext resource containing over 240 literary essays on individual critics and theorists, critical and theoretical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historic periods. More Details... Essays by scholars 2nd edition, 2005
Scribner Writers Series Includes 1,600 brief bio-critical essays on international authors from Edward Abbey to Louis Zukovsky. Can search by nationality, gender, etc. Also includes essays on topics such as Arthurian Legend, Bioregionalism in Nature Writing, The Gothic Novel, The Slave Narrative in American Literature, and more. More Details... No Vary; entries are updated frequently

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Dissertation and Theses: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection Includes fulltext for thousands of dissertations and masters theses produced in the United States. If fulltext is not linked, order the item on interlibrary loan. Don't use their "order a copy" link. More Details... Dissertations are prepared under scholarly direction 1637 to present