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* English Research Guide

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English Databases - Good for English Literature Research


Arts & Sciences I, Arts & Sciences II, Language & Literature, Ecology and Life Sciences Collections. An archives of important scholarly journal literature. In most cases, full text of the journal is available from the first issue through issues from a few years ago.

MLA International Bibliography, 1926 - present

Literary criticism, languages, linguistics, film, and folklore from over 4,000 journals, books and dissertations published worldwide.

Humanities Source, 1928-present (full text 1942-present)

Search for articles, interviews, obituaries, book reviews, and original works of fiction, drama, and poetry. Also included are reviews of ballets, dance, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more.

Literature Resource Center

Biographical and selected critical coverage of the most studied authors & works.

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

An index of children's literature, ranging from the earliest baby board books to novels and nonfiction for young adults. Includes detailed descriptions and reviews.


Full-text of thousands of poems, essays, stories, and speeches. Also includes citations for poems, biographies, glossaries, illustrations, and work explanations.

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