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These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics.
- Academic Search Complete: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 14,000 journals, including more than 10,000 peer-reviewed titles.
- Communications and Mass Media Collection: Access more than 250 journals focused on all aspects of the communication field, including advertising and public relations, linguistics, and literature
If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:
- Credo Reference Online: Access to more than 700 reference books, including general and specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries for overviews on topics
If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subject:
|SUBJECT||CALL NUMBER HEADING|
|Asian languages & literatures||PJ|
|Indo-Iranian languages & literatures||PK|
|African & Oceanic languages & literatures||PL|
|French, Italian & Spanish literatures||PQ|
- Cambridge: History of English and American Literature: Offers overviews on major figures and periods in English and American literature in searchable online encyclopedia
- The Literary Encyclopedia: Contains articles written by literary scholars on major figures, works, and topics in literature, including a glossary, timeline, and stylebook
- Glossary of Literary Terms: Provides concise definitions of terms and concepts often used in literary and rhetorical studies
- Modern American Poetry: Provides biographical and historical information on modern American poets, including links for further reading and criticism
- Internet Public Library: Literary Criticism Collection: Contains an alphabetized index for finding links to criticism on a specific author
- PAL: Perspectives in American Literature Offers biographical information and bibliographies on major figures and events in American literature
- Glossary of Literary Theory Provides concise definitions of terms and concepts used in literary theory in an alphabetized list
The library subscribes to magazines and journals that are related to your field. Head to Tioga 2 and browse through some of these journals:
- Times Literary Supplement
- The Paris Review
- The Georgia Review
- Glimmer Train Stories
Whether you use websites, electronic journals, reference books, or print resources, you will need a bibliography. Here's some information on how to cite your sources:
- Avoid inadvertent plagiarism: It's possible to copy from a source and not even know that you've done anything wrong.
- KnightCite: This great site formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
- Guide to the MLA style:The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
- Guide for the APA style: The APA-style is generally used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.
FIND MORE HELP: USE COLLEGE RESOURCES
Don't hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!