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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


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's Peer Review?

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

Where's the PDF?

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.


Off-Campus Access

Two ways for current students, faculty, and staff to get online library resources off campus:

1. 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.

2. VPN (Virtual Private Network)
Download and install software to access online library resources from any browser. Open the VPN before starting your research, and close VPN when you’re done.


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