English and Literature

A general guide to research in English and Language Arts

Search Everything

Some suggested keywords for searching are listed below.

These links bring you to the library's discovery portal, which searches books, ebooks, articles, journals, and more. To narrow down your search, use the tools on the left-hand side of your results screen. Some searches will bring  you directly to the library catalog.

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Essential databases

Search Everything can be useful when you don’t know where to look or if you are doing a multi-disciplinary research project, but when doing subject-specific research, you may want to use a specialized database like MLA International Bibliography.

Selected Journal Titles

Sometimes it can be useful to browse through a journal that is completely devoted to your research topic. Below are just a few titles related to English and Literature. To find more use, browse our journals by subject.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is another resource for finding research articles. Look on the right hand side of the screen for the "Check MCLA Full-Text" links that will bring you to the article in one of our databases. You can also look for the free PDFs listed on the right hand side. If you are off-campus, use these instructions to set it up for full access to library resources.

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Author Biographies

Selected Websites

Evaluating Websites