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ENGLISH 200: Indexes

Resources for Research

Online Indexes

Scholarly Article Databases

  • JSTOR 
    Full text of thousands of scholarly journals. JSTOR is an archive, which means that current issues (generally the most recent 1-10 years) of the journals are not available.
  • Project MUSE 
    Over 500 newer scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. 
  • British Periodicals (Collection I) 160 British periodicals published during the 18th-early 20th Centuries.
  • Humanities International Complete 
    Indexes thousands of journals, books and other published sources from around the world, with full text for many journals. Useful for research across disciplines. 
  • Readers' Guide Retrospective 
    Covers more than 500 leading American magazines and journals from 1890 to 1982. Most useful for articles, interviews, book reviews.
  • Periodicals Archive Online (formerly PCI Full Text) 
    An online periodical archive that provides access to some 600 digitized journals in the humanities and social sciences. 
  • IBZ - Internationale Bibliographie der Zeitschriftenliteratur 
    Indexes over 5600 journals worldwide, specializing in the humanities and the social sciences. [Thanks to the Library's participation in a joint German/American document delivery project called GBV, the Library can obtain copies of IBR articles from German partners in digital form quickly at no additional cost to users via Interlibrary Borrowing Services.]
  • Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory 
    YWCCT is an annual selective survey of the key debates and trends in critical and cultural theory. 
  • Year's Work in English Studies 
    Annual evaluative survey of scholarship on English, American, and some other literatures written in English. 
  • Chaucer Bibliography Online 
    An online annotated bibliography of material published annually in Studies in the Age of Chaucer.
  • C19: The Nineteenth Century Index 
    Comprehensive coverage of nineteenth-century books, periodicals, official documents, newspapers and archives. C19 Index draws on the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue, The Wellesley Index, Poole's Index and Periodicals Index Online to create integrated bibliographic coverage of over 1.4 million books and official publications, 64,891 archival collections and 15.6 million articles published in over 2,500 journals, magazines and newspapers.
  • Essay and General Literature Index Retrospective 
    Indexes essays found in over 5,300 volumes, annuals and serial publications from the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. Focuses on the humanities and social sciences, with coverage of economics, political science, history, and literary and film criticism. change: All WilsonWeb databases have switched to the EBSCOhost interface.
  • Black Studies Center (BSC) 
    Includes The Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, The International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), and the full text backfile of The Chicago Defender (1910-1975).
  • International Index to Performing Arts (IIPA) 
    Indexes over 270 scholarly and popular performing arts periodicals, biographical profiles, conference papers, interviews, discographies, reviews and other materials.