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ENGL 5374: Methods of Bibliographic and Research Analysis

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Methods of Bibliographic and Research Analysis

This guide will help you find resources to research in a variety of English and humanities disiplines. 

Recommended Databases

Search in library databases to find scholarly journal articles on your research topic.

Keywords: The right search term is important. Think about the words an expert might use to describe the concepts you are looking for.

Peer Reviewed: Look for search options that let you limit your search to articles that have been reviewed by experts.

Recent: Try to choose articles written in the last ten years to insure that your aren't retrieving outdated research.

Hover over the "i" icon to find out more about each database.

Use the Google Scholar link on the left-hand of this page to see how many times an article has been cited. Google Scholar indexes both traditional library databases as well as Open Access scholarly content. 


Use Full Text Finder to find a journal in our library databases: 

  1. Go the the library homepage.
  2. Click on Journal Title Search under "Library Information".
  3. Type in the name of the journal (not the title of the article).
  4. Click "search" or hit "enter."
  5. In the result list, click on "Full Text Access." 
  6. Click on the link with the best date ranges for your needs. 
  7. If the journal is not available in full text, request it through interlibrary loan. 

To check if a journal is peer reviewed, use  the submission guidelines on the journal's webpage. 

Or click on the journal titles:

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Live Research Help


A collection of links to help you with composing your writing. 


A collection of links to help you with grammar. 

Open Source Academic Journals and Preprints

These search engines retrieve open source academic journals.