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EN 256 American Literary History (Sibara): Spring 2020
Civil War to the Present
Find Articles in Scholarly Journals
DATABASES ARE CURATED COLLECTIONS that can include different types of materials and formats.
Look for a box in databases that will allow you to limit your results to SCHOLARLY PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS
MLA International BibliographyThe Modern Language Association of America's database of journal articles, books, dissertations, working papers, proceedings, and bibliographies covering scholarship on literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, printing, publishing, rhetoric, and composition, with coverage from 1926 to the present.
JSTORFull-text access to thousands of scholarly journals covering the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, plus monographs and other academic materials.
Project MUSEProject MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content; since 1995, its electronic journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide. MUSE books and journals, from leading university presses and scholarly societies, are fully integrated for search and discovery.modules, designed to help researchers find reliable sources of information by directing them to chapters, books, websites, archives, or data sets.
Literature Online (LION)A database of English-language literature, containing thousands of full-text works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, as well as journals, author biographies, bibliographies, criticism, and reference resources.
Literature Resource CenterDatabase providing full-text biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every time period and literary discipline.
are by and for scholars
use in-text citations and bibliographies
typically contain peer-reviewed articles
OneSearch searches multiple resources at once.Use for very precise searches:
Finding a specific article
Finding book chapters on a writer or an artistic work
Oxford English DictionaryThe full text online version of the Oxford English Dictionary contains both the complete Second Edition and the New Edition in progress.
Literary EncyclopediaA literary reference work written by specialists from universities around the world, providing articles on authors, works, and literary and historical topics.
Credo General ReferenceA search engine covering hundreds of reference works, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauruses, and books of quotations, plus subject-specific titles covering topics such as arts, business, history, law, literature, medicine, music, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, and technology.
Archival databases for finding response to older works at the time of publication:
IS A BOOK SCHOLARLY? Is the author a scholar at an institution of higher learning? Is it a scholarly publisher, such as an university press? Search the author's name and the publisher's name in Google. Are there notes, references and/or a bibliography? Look at the writing style and examine the arguments presented. Who is the intended audience?
LOOK FOR E-BOOKS IN CBBCAT. Click on Colby Access to get to the e-book record and look for the blue link to the text at the bottom.
BUT NOT ALL OUR E-BOOKS ARE IN CBBCAT OR ONESEARCH.