Reference Databases - Encyclopedia articles on older/classic novels and authors.
Gale eBooks is a collection of full-text e-books including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference books in biography, history, literature, medicine, and more.
The Salem Literature provides full-text reference coverage of literary themes and prominent authors, as well as analyses of notable books and poetry.
Article Databases - Articles from newspapers, magazines, and academic journals - all kinds of novels.
Gale Literature Databases
Gale Literature Databases searches all these literature resources at once: Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, Litfinder, Scribner Writers Series, Twayne's Author Series, Something About the Author Online, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography.
Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database designed specifically for academic institutions. It includes articles from academic journals, popular magazines, and major newspapers.
Academic Journals Only - Articles with in-depth analysis
JSTOR contains hundreds of scholarly journals from all disciplines. Full text coverage varies by journal.
Provides citations, abstracts, and full text to articles from journals that cover the "fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others".
Combined Search - Searches everything, books + databases - good for new novels.
Combined Search helps find articles, books, and videos from the library collection.
Note: Combined Search currently only shows content that is accessible online. The Library's physical collection is temporarily unavailable due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Quoting, paraphrasing, and avoiding plagiarism. Guide includes helpful examples.
Consider the source's –
A = Author
P = Publication
P = Point of View
S = Sources