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*English Language & Literature
A guide to conducting research in English language and literature at the University of Virginia Library
Virgo, the UVA Libraries Catalog, allows you to search both physical materials and articles. To search just for articles, limit your search to Articles Only (rather than the default of Everything). This will return articles from across many databases owned by the Libraries. If you are looking for peer-reviewed articles, you can choose to filter articles by Peer Reviewed Only to further limit your search.
Best Databases for English Language and Literature Articles
ProQuest One Literature is for scholars who must engage with an exhaustive and diverse set of scholarly resources around a given literary topic for research and course planning.
It contains 3 million literature citations from thousands of journals, monographs, dissertations, and more than 500,000 primary works – including rare and obscure texts, multiple versions, and non-traditional sources like comics, theatre performances, and author readings.
Indexes over 2000 journals with full text for over 700 and for books and other publications. Topics covered include archaeology, art, dance, drama, ethnic and women's studies, history, literature, music, philosophy, poetry, religion.
Communication & Mass Media Complete provides coverage of journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study. It provides indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 450 journals.
Part of Web of Knowledge. Tries to index most frequently cited journals, and entries include number of times the article has been cited. Daily updates make it a good source for very recent information.
Web of Knowledge includes Science Citation Index (1970-), Social Sciences Citation Index (1981-), and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1981-), which can be searched together or separately.
Large general database of articles from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers on many topics. Also includes reference books (World Almanac, American Heritage Dictionary), biographies, speeches, images, and other primary source documents.