Use the WSU online
catalog to find location and availability of books and other
media in Stewart Library. Most of the books on twentieth century
English and Anglo-Irish literature are located on
the middle level of the library in the General Collection under
the call numbers PS and PR.
Cat to find books in other libraries. 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.
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
Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century
Poetry in English - Searchable within the
Oxford Reference Online
Encyclopedia of British Literature - The Encyclopedia
provides comprehensive coverage of literature including the entire
history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of
Ireland in the major literary languages (Anglo-Saxon, English,
Welsh, Scots, Irish, and Latin). It includes substantial accounts
of individual authors and detailed histories of particularly significant
themes, movements, genres, and institutions.
Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature - Searchable
within the Oxford Reference Online
Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature -
Searchable within the Oxford Reference Online
- Literature over a dozen reference books covering literature.
- Contemporary Literary Criticism - Stewart Library,
Middle level, REF PN813.C6
- The Oxford Companion to English Literature (edited
by Margaret Drabble) - Stewart Library, Middle level, REF PR19.D73
- Readers Guide to Literature in English
- Stewart Library , Middle level, REF PR 85.R33 1996
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.
- Modern Language Association (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 year. See the MLA
- Many of the article references in MLA are NOT full text
- To get the full text of articles use the following steps:
- Check the journal name in our Ejournals
to see if the article is available online in another database.
If it is available then you are set.
- OR order the article from an other library through Interlibrary
Loan using the Illiad
- Articles ordered through Iterlibrary loan usually
arive in a day or two and you get to keep the photocopy
of the article.
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,
-- 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 many subjects, including
literature. Dates of coverage vary.
BROWSING CURRENT PERIODICALS
Current magazines and
journals can be browsed in the Current Periodicals Area, in the
"P" section on the Middle 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!