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Online Library Resources

To search for journal articles only, in a database specifically designed for your subject matter, go to the library home page, scroll down and click the Databases icon, and select one of the databases listed below at the Databases by Name alphabetical list in the upper right. Click the letter that begins the database name and then the database name link; from off campus, enter your portal username and password at the remote authentication screen.

Databases for English Literature Research

  • MLA Bibliography--scholarly, limited full text
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals--full text
  • JSTOR--scholarly, significant full text
  • Iter Bibliography of Medieval and Renaissance Literature--citations only
  • Academic Search Complete--scholarly, full text
  • Literary Reference Center--scholarly, full text
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography--full text
  • Informe--Spanish language, full text
  • OED Online
  • CQ Researcher--full text, social issues (good for English 102 and 104)
  • Google Scholar

What is a peer-reviewed journal?
LC's Finding Primary Sources
MLA Formatting and Style Guide

The library's all-in-one Catalog enables you to search everything in the library at one time, including books, music, films, journal articles, eBooks, etc. If you are searching only for journal articles, using individual, subject-specific databases is highly recommended.

  • To search everything at once, enter your search term in the box
  • At the left-hand sidebar, limit your search by format
    • For eBooks, click eBook box in the left-hand sidebar, then the title link and the "View eBook" link
    • For print books, films, music, etc., click the appropriate box(es) in the left-hand sidebar, then the title link and look for location code, call number and availability

Reference Assistance

Ask for help if you have any questions! Contact the Reference Desk, or by phone at 575.562.2638.


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