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Journal Articles

MLA International Bibliography Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Index and full text of journals and books of literature and literary criticism. Includes book reviews.

Academic Search Complete Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Index and full text of magazines, newspapers, reports, conference proceedings, and scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines.

JSTOR Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
An electronic repository of full-text journals in a variety of disciplines, Jstor includes the full text of journals starting from the origin of their publication, but often does not have the most recent 2-5 years.

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
DOAJ is a database of more than 4,000 open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Project Muse Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of 124 journals published by the Johns Hopkins University Press; covers 1995-present in most cases.

Magazines & Newspapers

LexisNexis Academic Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Contains full-text news, business, and legal information, with some types of information dating back to 1790.

Newspaper Source Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are also provided. Covers 1985-present.

Publications in the Field

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Search for a journal, magazine, or other periodical by its exact title, the beginning words of the title, or words within the title. You can also browse by Category for journals in your field of interest.

Reference Materials

Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Literatures in English On campus use only
This encyclopedia loosely refers to writing affected by the process of colonization. Bangladesh, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Malta, and Sri Lanka are only a few of the countries included. Individual writers, national literary developments, and major genres that provide a cross-cultural view are all assessed. Entries on individuals include a short identifier, coverage of works, and biography, and for most a brief bibliography that makes further exploration of little-known authors easier. The entries on the national literary movements and the genres are lengthy and include a bibliography.
Call Number: REF PR9080.A52 E53 2005

Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature On campus use only
While other works cover individual ethnic literary traditions, this encyclopedia is the first to offer a comprehensive introduction to the spectacularly diverse range of ethnic American writing. Included are more than 1100 alphabetically arranged entries by more than 300 scholars. While most of the entries are biographical, others cover genres, ethnic stereotypes, seminal works, significant places, major historical events, key pieces of legislation, and various other topics that are part of the context of multiethnic America literature.
Call Number: REF PS153.M56 G74 2005

Oxford English Dictionary Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
The complete Oxford English Dictionary online (OED), including several additions and alterations, making it more up-to-date than the printed version.

Primary Sources

Black Thought and Culture Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Black Thought and Culture is a landmark electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders—teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures—covering 250 years of history.

Library of Congress Manuscript Collections Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
The Manuscript Division's holdings, approximately sixty million items in eleven thousand separate collections, include some of the greatest manuscript treasures of American history and culture and support scholarly research in many aspects of political, cultural, and scientific history. Materials include Frederick Douglass papers, Thomas Jefferson papers, James Madison papers, slave narratives,and Walt Whitman notebooks, among many others.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 brings together primary documents, books, images, scholarly essays, book reviews, Web site reviews, and teaching tools, all documenting the multiplicity of women’s activism in public life.

Ebooks

Google Book Search Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Google Books contains thousands of books that have been digitized. Books under copyright are available as a limited preview only, while books in the public domain are often available in their entirety.

Book Reviews

Choice Reviews Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
A database of book reviews for college librarians and faculty.

JSTOR Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
To find book reviews in JSTOR, check the "Reviews" box in the Narrow By section beneath the search box, then enter the title of the book in the search box.

MLA International Bibliography Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Index and full text of journals and books of literature and literary criticism. Includes book reviews.

Resources for College Libraries (RCL Web) Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
RCL Web is a bibliography containing reviews and information about materials recommended for college libraries. 

Dissertations

Open Access Theses & Dissertations Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
OATD.org aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. To the extent possible, the index is limited to records of graduate-level theses that are freely available online.

(If you're looking for a dissertation and don't find it here, ask the library and we can try to request a copy for you.)

ProQuest Open Access Dissertations and Theses (PQDT Open) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. You can locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format.

(If you're looking for a dissertation and don't find it here, ask the library and we can try to request a copy for you.)

Websites

Google Scholar Unrestricted Resource
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.