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Literature (Criticism and Theory) Research Guide

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Suggested Databases

These are good places to look for articles to support your research. For more about what a database is click here.


MLA Bibliography

reminder: from off campus you will need your student ID to follow these links. (for more information click here)

This is the premier database for literary research. It contains some full-text articles and over 1.5 million citations from more than 4,400 journals and series and 1,000 book publishers. Begin your research early so you have time to order articles that are not available online.


Academic Search Premier

This database functions just like MLA Bibliography. It is a multi-disciplinary full-text database full text for nearly 4,515 scholarly journals, including more than 3,630 peer-reviewed titles and houses many Literarture journals.

Academic One File

(click 'proceed' after following link)

Similar to Academic Search Premier, Academic One File provides a combination of indexing, abstracts, images, and full text for scholarly and general interest journals embracing all academic disciplines.  Offers citations to articles in 8,000 scholarly journal titles, nearly 4,000 of which afford full text.


Relevant Journals for Literature


The following is a short list of journals related to literary criticism.  While it is more efficient to start with a database and search hundreds or thousands of journals at once, you can also search individual journals. Many of these are linked to one of our databases. However, there may be additional years for the journal available in other databases. To find out click the

Find Journals and Newspapers by Title link on the Library‚Äôs homepage.  Type the name of the journal in the box that appears and click Search.  Results show whether the publication is available in a database, print, or microfilm along with the available date ranges.  If the journal is available in a database, click the link next to the appropriate date range to be taken into that database.  If you are accessing a database from off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your library ID number, starting with 23311, in order to authenticate yourself as a user.




African American review







American literary realism, 1870-1910*



Journal of the American Oriental Society


American literature



Journal of modern literature


American poetry review



Journal of popular culture



ATQ (Kingston, R.I.)



Lesbian review of books




Chicago review



Gothic studies



Comparative literature



Hemingway review



Early American literature



Modern language quarterly (Seattle)



New York review of books



Studies in English literature, 1500-1900



Nineteenth-century literature



Twentieth century literature



Shakespeare studies (Columbia)



Victorian studies



Southern literary journal



World literature today



* Indicates only available in print

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