Literature Resources

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SOUTHcat Catalog

some subject headings and keywords: "18th century", "great britain", "social conditions", civilization, "social aspects", cultur?, criticism, "social life and customs" 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

Public Internet

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

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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Topic Guide

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