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English 1020: Article Databases

This guide is designed to help you find academic sources for your English 1020 papers, as well as assist you in correctly citing your sources in MLA style.

Key Electronic Resources

Key ResourceTry These First!

Literature Resource Center will work for most literature papers.  Additional Literature Resources are found further below.

Guide to Resource Icons

Search Strategy

How to begin?

  • What is the title of the literary work (e.g., poem)?

  • Who is the author of the work that you wish to research?

  • What is the theme or other aspect of literature about which you plan to write?

Once you know the above information, then you are ready to search the article database Literature Resource Center.

For example, you might be interested in writing about how music contributes to The Tempest
by William Shakespeare.  This is exactly what Andrew Green did in his article entitled "Sound and music in The Tempest: Andrew Green discusses the contribution of music to the impact of The Tempest" that was published in The English Review, volume 13, issue 1, September, 2002.


Search terms to use in the database include "music" and "Tempest" and "Shakespeare."


Check out the Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab "What Makes a Good Literature Paper?"

Literature Resources for Research

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