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Academic literature


Library Search

You can use Library Search to search for general academic resources.It is particularly useful for finding books and journals but you can also use it to find individual journal articles.

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Subject databases

The following academic databases are powerful tools which you can use to search across the literature for your subject area. The databases hold information about scholarly works, mostly journal articles and book chapters, and in many instances will link you through to a digital version of the full text. They will allow you to do a more in-depth and focused search compared to Library Search.


Key databases
Other useful databases

Library Search tutorial

Key databases

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Major database of academic journals, books, and primary sources for humanities.

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Project Muse

Humanities and social sciences journals from over 60 scholarly publishers.

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Web of Science

Comprehensive general database for finding scholarly literature across multiple subject areas including arts and humanities.

ProQuest One Literature guide

MLA International Bibliography guide

Database research tutorial

Effective research with databases

A self-help tutorial on effective research with databases.