The world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Print Location: REF GR 101 .A54 1996
Print Location: REF BL900 .M66 2004
Article in The International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family, in Credo Reference
Article in Encyclopedia of Nationalism: Leaders, Movements, and Concepts, from Credo Reference
Article in Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, in Credo Reference
Article in The Oxford Companion to British History, in Credo Reference
Print Location: REF GR 35 G75 2006
collected by D. L. Ashliman of University of Pittsburgh. Coverage is international, but is particularly rich in Nordic/Germanic selections.
Full-text collection of over 1000 U.S. historical newspapers. Divided into three collections: Series I (1690-1876), Series II (1758-1900), Series III (1829-1922). Part of the Readex Archive of Americana database.
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: Zotero, and EasyBib.com.
The Chariton Collector
(2011-current; freely available)
(1890-2014 on JSTOR)
Journal of Folklore Research
(1983-2020 on JSTOR)
Missouri Folklore Society Journal
(1979-2004 available on Hathi Trust)
Storytelling, Self, Society
(2005-2015 online through JSTOR)
(1947-2018 online in JSTOR)
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