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Academic Search Premier Restricted Resource openURL Resource contains images Some full text available

A multi-disciplinary database that provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

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Full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), this database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,300 journals and more than 2.9 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 1,200 journals.
MLA Bibliography Restricted Resource openURL Some full text available
A bibliography of scholarship in literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Contains over 1.8 million citations from more than 4400 journals and series and 1000 book publishers.  About 75% are language and literature journal articles.
Readers' Guide Retrospective. Restricted Resource openURL
1890-1982.  Index to older magazine articles.
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An archive of more than 1200 core scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Fulltext back to their date of first publication to within the current 2-5 years.
Literature Resource Center (LRC) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers from around the world in all disciplines and time periods.
Project MUSE Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full-text titles from over 100 scholarly journals in the Basic Undergraduate Collection. There is no way to limit to language on Project Muse searches. 

Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective Restricted Resource openURL
Indexing of over 1200 periodicals, some going back as far as 1907.  Also has coverage of many important scientific journals up to the 1950s.
L'Année Philologique Online Restricted Resource
Database published by the Société Internationale de
Bibliographie Classique covering volumes 30 to 73 with more than 480,000 bibliographic records.
ARTFL Project, Some full text available
Over 2000 French texts from the 13th-20th centuries are included, ranging from classical works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing.
Discovering Collection Restricted Resource Some full text available
A collection of essays, critical analyses, biographical information, primary sources, and multimedia elements in the core subject areas of history, literature, biography, science and social studies.
Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819. Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full-text access to a comprehensive set of American books, pamphlets, and broadsides from the early 1800s, based on Ralph R. Shaw's and Richard H. Shoemaker's "American Bibliography, 1801-1819.  Part of the Readex Archive of Americana database.
ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages & Renaissance Restricted Resource
A bibliography of articles, essays, books, dissertation abstracts, and encyclopedia entries pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400 - 1700 AD). This material has been collected from 10,360 publications, including 1,710 journals.
MLA Directory of Periodicals Restricted Resource
Detailed descriptions of over 7100 journals, including information on editorial contacts, publication frequency, circulation, subscription prices, and submission guidelines.
Communication Abstracts, 1967-2001
Shelf Location: Reference P90 C65
Provides coverage of recent literature in the areas of general communication, mass communication, advertising and marketing, broadcasting, communication theory, interpersonal and intrapersonal communication, small group communication, organizational communication, journalism, public relations, radio, public opinion, speech, and television. 
Essay and General Literature Index,1900-2001.
Shelf Location: Reference AI 3 E752
A detailed index by author, subject, and some titles to essays published in books.
Index to Journals in Communication Studies
Shelf Location: Reference P87 M37
Often referred to as the Matlon guide, this subject and author index covers a number of important communication journals.
Language Teaching, 1982+
Shelf Location: Periodicals PB35 L322
Indexes scholarly journals on learning and teaching languages.

Biographical Information

Biography and Genealogy Master Index Restricted Resource
 A comprehensive index to biographical sources. One simultaneous user.

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

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Over 600 online reference titles in all subject areas.  Allows cross-referencing between titles and expanding searches into the Truman catalog and other library resources.
American Writers.
Shelf Location: Reference PS 129 A55

Benet's reader's encyclopedia.
Shelf Location: Reference PN41.B4 1996

Bloomsbury Guide to Women's Literature.
Shelf Location: Reference PN 471 B57 1992

Contemporary literary criticism.
Shelf Location: Reference PN771.C62
211 volumes
Dictionary of literary biography.
Shelf Location: Reference PS221 D5 1989

Encyclopedia of folklore and literature.
Shelf Location: Reference PN41.E48 1998

Encyclopedia of the novel.
Shelf Location: Reference PN41.E487 1998

Encyclopedia of world literature in the 20th century.
Shelf Location: Reference PN 774 L433

Literary research guide : an annotated listing of reference sources in English literary studies.
Shelf Location: Reference PR83 .H27 2002

Magill's survey of world literature.
Shelf Location: Reference PN523.M29 1993

Oxford Companion to English literature.
Shelf Location: Reference PR19.O94 2000

Twentieth-century literary criticism.
Shelf Location: Reference PN94. T94
168 volumes

Online Book Collection

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ebrary's Academic Complete is a growing ebook collection offering online, full-text access to over 70,000 titles in all academic subject areas.
Alex Catalogue of Electronic texts
collection of public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy

American Verse Project
electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920 at University of Michigan

Bartleby: Great Books online.
Comprehensive literature works collection
Electronic Text Center
digital collection of publications in about 12 languages at University of Virginia, part of it is freely accessible

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
collected by D. L. Ashliman of University of Pittsburgh.  Coverage is international, but is particularly rich in Nordic/Germanic selections.

Online Books Page
website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Library

Online Medieval and Classical Library
at Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE

Project Gutenberg
oldest producer of free e-books on the internet

Style & Citation Guides

Citation and Writing Guides Some full text available
Guides for how to use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style; the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style; and the Chicago/Turabian citation style.  This page also has information on how to use tools that automatically format bibliographic information for you such as: EndNote, Zotero, and

Web Sites

Center for Applied Linguistics
a group of scholars and educators who use the findings of linguistics and related sciences in identifying and addressing language-related problems

Subject Specialist
Picture: Daisy Rearick

Daisy Rearick
Head of Periodicals/Microforms
Tel: (660) 785-4048

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