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English and American Literature: Databases & Articles

This guide introduces you to some of the most important print and electronic tools for researching in English and American literature.

Scholarship & Criticism

Full Text Literature

Searching for Journal Articles and Secondary Materials

Enhance the power of your search with a database's thesaurus.

Many databases use specific subject terms. If your search terms aren't the same, you might miss out on relevant articles.

Look for a thesaurus within the database. Usually accessible via a link at the top, the thesaurus will suggest search terms for you to use.

Image of MLA International Bibliography's advanced search with Thesaurus marked

(Not all databases have a thesaurus.)

Reference & Instruction Department

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