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How to find Literature Journals in JSTOR
Go to JSTOR,
Scroll down and check mark the box next to Language & Literature
Scroll up and check mark the box next to Article
Type keywords in the top boxes and click Search
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Suggested Databases for Literary Criticism
Try these online databases to find literary criticisms, peer-reviewed articles, and other scholarly information about your author and novel.
Remember to choose FULL TEXT, if available.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Select full-text to limit to articles you can read right away.
Humanities Source (EBSCO)
Limit your search to full-test when starting your search.
When searching for literary criticism, limit your search to Language and Literature under discipline and limit to Articles to remove book reviews from your results.
Literary Reference Center Plus (EBSCO)
After you search, you can limit your results by clicking on a category on the left side of the screen. This is where you can limit your results to literary criticism, biographical information, or plot summaries.
Literature Resources from Gale
Limit your results to full-text and select the appropriate search (name of work versus person). Too many results? Try limiting your search by adding an appropriate literary theme.
Sage Journals (Sage Publications)
Place quotation marks around book titles to search for the primary source by phrase. i.e. "Pride and Prejudice" or "The Stranger"
Suggested Databases for Persuasion Paper
CQ Researcher Plus Archive (CQ Press)
CQ Researcher is the Congressional Quarterly of the US Congress. This journal provides unbiased research on many of the bills and amendments put before Congress. Each topic provdes a timeline for you to track the milestones of a topic as it goes through the legislature.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)
Opposing Viewpoints provides more resources on a single topic than the two databases mentioned above. It's a good place to find a topic and also a good place if you are looking for additional information on a topic you can't find elsewhere. Check-out the tabs above a topic to find encylopedia/dictionary entries, statistics, websites, and multimedia resources.
Suggested Databases for Informative Paper
Depending on your topic, you can choose from a variety of databases. This is when the databases by subject listing comes in handy. If you're not sure where to look, try the ones under the "General" or "Reference" subject headings.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
A general database that will have information on a variety of topics. Remember to limit your search to full-text.
Biography in Context (Gale)
Biographical information often helps you to understand an inventor, writer, political figure, religious icon, historian, or scientist better when learning about their contributions to society.