Use the subscription databases available from the library's Web site to locate literary criticism articles and author biographies. The following are the databases that will be most relevant:
For information on accessing databases from off-campus, click here.
American Periodicals: 1740-1900
This database offers digitized pages from over 1,100 periodical titles, including literary journals, published in the United States. A work-in-progress, American Periodical Series currently includes material through the early twentieth century.
Gale Literary Sources
This wide-ranging product from Gale Group includes content from Gale's various print reference series and full-text articles from over 250 literary journals.
JSTOR is a multidisciplinary database which contains the full-text of articles from core journals in several academic disciplines. Coverage is from each journal's first issue and continues through 2-5 years from the most recently published issues. Many literary journals are included in JSTOR.
*Click here to access a guide on using JSTOR.
MLA International Bibliography
The MLA International Bibliography is the most comprehensive source for literary criticism published in literary journals over the past 90+ years. Most citations in MLA do not have accompanying full text (See Getting Articles).
A partnership of several non-profit publishers, Project Muse offers full-text articles from over 250 journals. Full-text coverage for each journal varies but usually starts in the mid- to late- 1990s. Journals in Muse encompass the social sciences, humanities, and the arts; specific fields covered by Muse include literature and education.
*Click here to access a guide on using Project Muse.