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Literature Databases

Article Databases:  (databases open in new window)

Literature Resource Center
START HERE for high quality full-text literary criticism articles and biographical information on authors. info
For more precise searches, click on the Advanced Search button on the blue task bar - In the Advanced Search mode, “Keyword” searches are usually most effective
When results for a search are first displayed, only "Literature Criticism" articles are listed. Click on the “Biographies", "Topic and Work Overviews", “Reviews and News” or “Primary Sources” tabs for additional articles.

Student Resources in Context
Magazine, journal, newspaper and reference articles on all subjects, including literary works, literary topics, genres and movements and authors.
To browse Literature topics, click on "View All" to the right of "Literature and the Arts" on the Topics list.

JSTOR - Scholarly journals archives
Back issues of important academic journals (no recent issues) going back to 1838.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar searches specifically for scholarly literature - peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, etc. Some of the search results are available in full-text but many display only an abstract with links to pay-for-document services.
You often may be able to retrieve the full-text of these articles by using the Skyline College Library Article Delivery Service.


Reference Database:

Oxford English Dictionary
Definitions for most words in the English language, plus information on word origins