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Literary Topic Research: Other Scholarly Databases

The place to start for literary analysis.

Peer Reviewed Scholarly Articles

Log in to Esearch for full access to the library databases. Listed below are databases with multi-disciplinary content.

Academic Search Complete: Multi-disciplinary database. Select "Scholarly/Peer Review" to limit your search to academic journals.

  * Under "Document Type" select "Literary Criticism"

Humanities Full Text:   This database provides full text, abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as specialized magazines.

Under "Document Type" select "Literary Criticism"

JSTORScholarly journal archive

Project MuseScholarly journal database.

  * Under "Advanced Search" select "Articles" (not Reviews) and limit by appropriate "Research Area"

Proquest: Multidisciplinary selection of databases. Select "Scholarly" and "Peer Review" to limit your search to academic journals

Knowing Which Database to Use

The library has many databases, some are multidisciplinary and others are subject specific. Research papers which develop an argument drawn from themes or events presented in a literary work but which are not analysis of the text itself (e.g., prevalence of violence among adolescents/ A Clockwork Orange) may require that you look for sources in databases with a disciplinary focus such as psychology, sociology, criminology, etc...

Consult the library's Subject Guides to find databases appropriate to your topic.

Also, check the library's Research Guides to see if there is one on your topic.