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  • Literature Resource Center  
    Use this to find biographical information on literary authors as well as selected articles about works of literature and other selected works of literary criticism.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    The premier index covering literature, literary theory & criticism, languages & linguistics, dramatic arts, and folklore from thousands of journals and series published worldwide.

Finding Articles

  • Project Muse
    Full-text of 300+ peer-reviewed journals. Covers literature, history, the arts, culture, education, political science, gender studies, etc.
  • JSTOR Journal Archive
    A full-text archive of over 1,000 of the best scholarly journals in the social sciences, humanities, mathematics, life sciences, etc. Full-text is available from the first issue, but does not include the most recent 2-5 years.
  • Academic Search Complete  
    Featuring thousands of full-text journals, this database covers a broad range of important areas of academic study including: anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology, and many other fields.

Finding Background Information