Skip to main content

Literature in English: Articles

Browse library materials for the study of English and American Literature

Best Bets

Additional Selected Databases

Key Databases in Related Fields

Literary Essays

Literary Journals

Getting Started

Common Questions:

  • How do I find the best sources?
  • How do I evaluate sources?
  • What's the difference between popular and scholarly sources?
  • What's the difference between primary and secondary sources?

Find answers at Evaluating Resources Help!

What does Peer Review mean?:

A peer-reviewed journal is one in which a group of widely acknowledged experts in a field reviews the content for scholarly soundness and academic value.

Peer review may be one measure to help you evaluate an article.

You can limit your search to peer-reviewed articles in many databases.

Limit to peer review

Finding PDFs:

1. From the article record, look for a “PDF,” “HTML,” or “Full Text” link.
2. If no PDF is available through the database, click the UC-eLinks icon and click through to the linked PDF.
3. If no PDF is available via UC-eLinks, click Request It to get a copy through Interlibrary Loan.

UC-eLinks

Getting Off-Campus Access:

Current students, faculty, and staff can access online library resources from off campus by using the Library Proxy.

When visiting an online library resource (like JSTOR) from this guide, OskiCat, or other library website, you'll be prompted to log in with your Cal ID. For added flexibility, install the browser bookmarklet.

Online Tutorials & Help

Library basics refresher tutorial

Online Tutorial: Library Basics

 

Literary Researcher Starter

Online Tutorial: Literary Research Toolkit

 

ask a librarian

Get Help from a UC Berkeley Librarian

 

Copyright © 2014-2016 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Except where otherwise noted, this work is subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License.