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ENL 3451 - Topics in British Literature (Hopkins)

Accessing Databases

Now that Quick Search is no more, our subject databases will be your access point to scholarly articles in academic journals. The database portal is located next to the Primo tab on the Libraries' homepage. Clicking that tab will give you the option to search for a database by name, by subject, or to locate one on the A-Z list:

Clicking "Database by Subject" may be the most useful because that directs you to the main portal that includes all three search options and allows you to quickly see the key databases in each subject area:

For example, click English to access all the databases related to English/literature. Look specifically at the "Best Bets" section where you'll find key databases such as the Dictionary of Literary Biography (DOB), the MLA International Bibliography, and the Oxford English Dictionary (OED. on "Other Resources" you find related databases such as JSTOR and Project Muse:

For this class, the two most useful databases will be MLA and JSTOR, which we'll take a closer look at in the following sections. I also recommend Academic Search Premier as a good secondary database.