Articles & Databases
The library’s research databases enable you to find articles, electronic books, reports, images, and more.
The content of each database varies:
- Some materials are full-text and some are not.
- Some materials are scholarly and some are popular.
- Some databases cover almost every topic while others focus on a specific area.
Here, you will find a list of databases recommended for English.
Instantly Search Literature Databases
Most of our databases are curated by EBSCO. From here, search six of the most relevant databases on EBSCOhost.
The Poetry & Short Story Reference Center contains thousands of full-text poems and stories as well as critical writings on literature.
The Gale Literature Resource Center is your primary source for literary criticism and analysis.
English, Foreign Language, & Humanities Databases
Although not necessarily an exhaustive list, the following databases are relevant to the subject of English, Foreign Language, & Humanities:
- Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete is the world’s most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
- Directory of Open Access Journals
DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high-quality open-access, peer-reviewed journals.
- Elsevier Open Access
All articles in open-access journals which are published by Elsevier have undergone peer review and upon acceptance are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.
JSTOR is a digital library for scholars, researchers, and students.We subscribe to three multidisciplinary collections through JSTOR. Select See more info to learn about these collections.
- Project MUSE Open Access
Project MUSE offers complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals and books from many of the world’s leading university presses and scholarly societies.
- Retraction Watch
Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process.Retraction Watch is an open-access database of peer-reviewed articles that have been retracted, or about which concern has been formally expressed. Database entries contain citation information, the article’s current status, and the reasons why the article has been retracted or is considered questionable.
- Gale Literary Index
Gale Literary Index is a master index to the major literature products published by Gale. It combines and cross-references author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and listings for titles of works into one source.
- Gale Literature Resource Center
Gale Literature Resource Center is Gale’s most current, comprehensive, and reliable online literature resource, offering the broadest and most representative range of authors and their works, including a deep collection of full-text critical and literary analysis for literary studies.
- MLA Directory of Periodicals
The MLA Directory of Periodicals, produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), provides detailed information on thousands of journals and book series in the fields of literature, language, linguistics, film, rhetoric and composition, and folklore.
- MLA International Bibliography
Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), the MLA International Bibliography is the definitive index for the study of language, literature, linguistics, rhetoric and composition, folklore, and film, covering scholarly publications from the early 20th century to the present.
- Oxford English Dictionary Online
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words—past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
- Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
Poetry & Short Story Reference Center is the most comprehensive collection of full-text poetry, short stories, and supplemental content available, offering users a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of poems as well as biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements, and techniques.
- Bibliography of Native North Americans
Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA) is a bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life.
- Gun Regulation and Legislation in America
This timely database brings together essential periodicals, compiled legislative histories, CRS reports, Congressional hearings, United States Supreme Court briefs, monographs, and other related materials on the difficult and controversial topic of regulating firearms in the United States.
- Humanities International Complete
Humanities International Complete provides the full text of hundreds of journals, books, and other published sources from around the world.
OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records that represent open-access resources.
- Religion & Philosophy Collection
The Religion & Philosophy Collection is a comprehensive database covering such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy, and the history of philosophy.
- Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law
This HeinOnline collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. It includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.
News & Current Events
- MasterFILE Premier
MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and much more.
- Newspaper Source Plus
Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles.
EBSCO’s Newswires provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis.
- Regional Business News Plus
Regional Business News Plus includes full-text coverage from several hundred U.S. and international newspapers as well as regional business publications, providing more than 60 million full-text articles.
This current-events database allows researchers to explore social, political, and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms.
- Web News
EBSCO’s Web News provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe.
eBooks & Reference Works
- Directory of Open Access Books
The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books.The directory links to thousands of full-text, peer-reviewed books from hundreds of publishers.
- eBook Academic Collection
This multidisciplinary collection includes thousands of eBooks covering a large selection of academic subjects and features eBooks from leading publishers and university presses.
- eBook Collection
Search and view the full text of eBooks.
- Gale eBooks
Gale eBooks is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
- MAS Reference eBook Collection
This eBook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects for high-school students.
- MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection
This eBook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects.
Theses & Dissertations
- EBSCO Open Dissertations
EBSCO Open Dissertations now includes the content from American Doctoral Dissertations. It is a free database with records for more than 1.2 million electronic theses and dissertations from around the world.
- Open Access Theses and Dissertations
OATD.org aims to be the best possible resource for finding open-access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world.