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English - Research Methods and Critical Theory

This guide contains books, websites, databases and other resources on research methods and critical theory.

Finding Journal Articles

To find periodical/journal articles and critical essays on literary theory, literary figures, and their works, try the following databases. The literature databases are listed first followed by multidisciplinary databases which also contain scholarly and critical information on authors and works of literature. Off-campus access to databases requires an SCSU username and passwordWhile many articles are available full text through the databases, some may be available only in print journals and some may not be available at all in Buley Library. Articles not available can be requested through Interlibrary loan.


Literary Reference Center


Gale Literature Resource Center


Literature Online


  MLA  International Bibliography






More Journal/Periodical Databases

Additional databases for research on literary theory and research:


  Academic Search Premier


America: History and Life


   Gender Watch


 OmniFile Full Text Select


Humanities International Complete


 Dissertations and Theses



OED Online

Where are Journals Shelved?

All print journals are shelved in alphabetical order by title on the ground floor in the Periodicals Room. Journals on microfilm or microfiche are shelved in the Microforms Area. Scanners are available on the ground floor and first floor. You can scan to print, to send to mail, or to save to a flash drive. Scanning is free but printing costs apply. For additional help see a librarian.