some subject headings and keywords: "18th century", "great britain", "social conditions", civilization, "social aspects", cultur?, criticism, "social life and customs"
Worldcat.org Combined catalog of most libraries. No full text. Find out which library has a book. Initiate ILL through it.
Google Books Useful for old and out-of-copyright (pre-1923) books
Oxford English Dictionary--Electronic Reference Sources Most complete dictionary of the English language
Articles --Under Articles, Indexes, and Databases
MLA--no fulltext, but links to other databases
JSTOR--many literature journals, slightly older
Literature Resource Center--many full text articles and essays
Project Muse current journals, some literature
Periodicals Archives Online--similar to JSTOR with older articles
Academic Search Premier--general database, not just literature
Expanded Academic ASAP --general database like Academic Search Premier
Oxford Journals Online--esp. for Year's Work in English Studies and Review of English Studies
Google Scholar Google's attempt at a database. Set Preferences to University of South Alabama to link to journals for which the USA library has subscriptions. Sources of citations unknown therefore you may miss articles in our databases.
Finding Articles if you have the citation
Use "Our Journal List." Search by the name of the journal to find out what database it is in or if it is held in printed form in the library itself.
InterLibrary Loan http://www.southalabama.edu/univlib/illforms.htm
Create an account with your own login and password. Login to request books and articles from other libraries. No charge to you if the items are available in Alabama libraries and others we have reciprocal agreements with. Articles often come over the Internet. Books must be shipped. We incur charges for these so don't use it frivolously, but use it if you need something for your classes.
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