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Journal Locator

Journal Locator

Find specific journals,magazines, and newspapers.


Watch the video below to learn how to find an article if you have the citation.

Beyond the DNL

Can't find what you want?

Try Interlibrary Loan!

  • Use materials from other libraries' collections free of charge.
  • Articles arrive via e-mail within 3-5 business days.
  • Books arrive within 2 weeks and are held in your name.
  • You will be notified by e-mail when your items arrive.

Request materials online via:

Selected Databases

Selected Databases

Use databases to find articles on your topic. These databases are the best place to start.

  • Literary Reference Center Plus (replaces LION)
    Contains MLA Bibliography, full text journal articles, reference books and more on a wide range of literature and literary criticism.
  • Literature Resource Center
    Literature Resource Center contains full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from scholarly journals and literary magazines. Identifies authors and works that share characteristics such as genre, time period, themes, nationality, ethnicity and gender.
    Updated: Continually.
  • Literature Criticism Online
    Literature Criticism Online provides online access to Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, and Children's Literature Review, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online and Something About the Author.
    Updated: Regularly.
  • JSTOR
    JSTOR archives images and full text of scholarly journals. Subscription includes: Life Sciences Collection (which includes Biological Science, Ecology & Botany and Health & General Sciences), Arts and Sciences Collections I through XII (which includes many disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences including: Anthropology, Archaeology, Architectural History, Area Studies, Art & Art History, Asian Studies, Business, Classical Studies, Economics & Finance, Education, Feminist & Women’s Studies, Film Studies, History, Language & Literature, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Religion, and Technology.) and many individual journal titles.
    Updated: Continually.
  • Columbia Grangers World of Poetry
    Columbia Grander's World of Poetry is an index for locating English-language poems in anthologies. Includes: Full Text poems, citations, commentaries, biographies, bibliographies, subjects, history and criticism, sources, glossary, listening room and audio, eras, languages, and schools of poetry.
    Updated: Continually.
  • All Databases for English...
 

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

  • When searching databases, use AND, OR, and parentheses to focus your search.
  • The asterisk * symbol will search for all variations of a word. For example: basket* will search for baskets and basketry. Using quotes will search for a phrase.
  • Combine synonyms with OR and put them inside parentheses, like this:
"Literary criticism" AND (poet* OR drama*)
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