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Literature in English

Browse library materials for the study of literature in English

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Article FAQ

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 or in UC Library Search.


How Do I Find the 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 Get It at UC icon and click through to the linked PDF.

Get It at UC

3. If no PDF is available via Get It at UC, click Request to get a copy through Interlibrary Loan.


How Can I Access Resources from Off-Campus?

If starting on a library website, current students, faculty, and staff can access online library resources from off campus.

When visiting an online library resource (like JSTOR) from this guide, UC Library Search, or other library website, you'll be prompted to log in with your Cal ID.

For added flexibility, install the browser bookmarklet.