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English: Articles

Find library resources to help you research common topics in ENC courses at IRSC. Includes print materials, articles found in online databases, and how to correctly cite your material in MLA format.

Database Login for Students

To log in to the databases, you will use the same Rivermail e-mail address and password you set up to log into MyPioneerPortal. First-time users of MyPioneerPortal can create their password by following the instructions you receive in your activation email. To reset your password, select "Need help signing in." The librarians cannot reset MyPioneerPortal passwords, if you need additional assistance visit the tutorial on MyPioneerPortal. 

MyPioneerPortal Login

How to Log in to Databases

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.

Suggested Databases for Persuasion Paper

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.