Use the WSU online
catalog to find location and availability of books and other
media in Stewart Library. Most of the books on modern British literature
are located on level two of the library in the
General Collection under the call numbers PS and PR.
to find books in other libraries. For
home or off campus access please use your WSU Login. Stewart
Library Interlibrary Loan
to get books and articles we don't own.
- WSU has a subscription to about 3,000 titles available at Netlibrary.
Netlibrary also includes many titles in the public domain.
You may also use the WSU online
catalog to find these books.
- Many fiction titles and reference resources no longer under
copyright can be found at Bartelby.com
- A good collection of
online books is available from University of Pennsylvania.
Reference resources include encyclopedias, dictionaries and
other materials you use to "refer" to. Use these resources
for background information on a topic. For
home or off campus access please use your WSU Login.
ONLINE REFERENCE RESOURCES
Resource Center (includes Contemporary
Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography and other
materials) - Literature Resource Center
provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis
of over 90,000 authors from every age and literary discipline.
Search by Author Name, Title, Genre, Literary Movement or Literary
Themes. A great place to start any literature research project
Reference Online 100 well-known and trusted
dictionaries and reference books in all subjects, plus an encyclopedia,
in a single cross-searchable web database.
Over 150 reference books covering most fields.
- Contemporary Literary Criticism - Stewart Library,
Main level, REF PN813.C6
- The Oxford Companion to English Literature (edited
by Margaret Drabble) - Stewart Library, Main level, REF PR19.D73
- The Bloomsbury Guide to English Literature - Stewart
Library, Main level, REF PR19.B56W96 1990
- The Cambridge History
of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen
Volumes. Full text. Compiled from 1907 to 1921 contains 303 chapters
To find articles on your
topic you need to use article databases, also known as periodical
indexes. Each database usually covers a group of subject related
journals. Search by subject or keyword in these indexes. Most
indexes are available from off campus.
- MLA International Bibliography is usually the best index for
researching literature and literary criticism topics. MLA provides
article reference for articles in literature, languages,
linguistics, and folklore back to 1963. Updated ten times per
Search Premier - Provides many full text articles in important
journals & magazines in all fields.
& Humanities Search - Citations from many of the world's
leading arts and humanities journals. 1980 - present, updates
Provides citation and abstract information from over 750 educational
journals and related documents from the Educational Resource Information
Center. Selected fulltext. 1967 to present.
-- International Index to Performing Arts - Citations, abstracts
and some full-text articles on all aspects of the performing arts
including plays and playwrights.
- A group of full-text journals in general science, history, economics,
ecology, literature, mathematics, political science, and population
studies. Dates of coverage vary.
- Masterplots - 12,000 entries covering world literature,
modern day. Plot summaries, character profiles and author biographies.
In Stewart Library use Ref Station #33. Ask for CD at Reference
BROWSING CURRENT PERIODICALS
Current magazines and
journals can be browsed in the Current Periodicals Area, in the
"P" section on the Main level. Bound volumes of older
issues are found upstairs in the periodicals stacks.
Want to know what journals
we have? Check our Ejournals
Titles we have access
some WWW sites to get you started. Most of these will take you to
other links, so explore!
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