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Here are a few key resources. I welcome suggestions for additional resources and am delighted to assist with your individual research. Just click on my name to contact me.

Academic Search Premier go! info Available Online

This multidisciplinary, scholarly database is a good source for undergraduates, e.g., those in English 800/900/1000.

Oxford English Dictionary go! info Available Online

The “granddaddy” of all dictionaries.

Webs, Wikis, and Blogs go! Available Online

Click for information literacy tools and links in children’s and young adult literature; composition, grammar, and rhetoric; creative writing; literature; and TESOL.  Scroll down and see the right navigation bar for links to specific courses.

Articles (Research Databases)

Arts and Humanities Citation Index go! info Available Online

Don’t be fooled!  This may be in Web of Science, but scroll down the main page, make sure only A&HCI is checked, and search specific articles to see who has cited them. Goes back to 1975.

Communication & Mass Media Complete go! info Available Online

Don’t overlook this database, which indexes a number of writing journals.

Gale Virtual Reference Shelf go! info Available Online

Includes:  American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present (2nd ed., 2000); Contemporary Novelists (7th ed., 2001), Contemporary Poets (7th ed. 2001), Modern American Literature (5th ed., 1999); Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature (2002); Reference Guide to Short fiction (2nd ed., 1999); Reference Guide to World Literature (3rd ed., 2003).

JSTOR go! info Available Online

For copyright reasons, holdings are 3-5 years back-dated. RECOMMENDATION: Search the MLA International Bibliography first and use the SFX link to find out where the full text might reside.

Modern Language Association International Bibliography go! info Available Online

Includes citations and some abstracts.  Best place to search for languages, literature, etc.  Click “Check SFX for more information” to find full text.

Project MUSE go! info Available Online

For copyright reasons, holdings are 3-5 years back-dated. RECOMMENDATION: Search the MLA International Bibliography first and use the SFX link to find out where the full text might reside.


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