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About this guide
The links on this webpage are meant to help you to identify sources for your final project bibliography and paper in ENG 406. This list is not exhaustive, but it is meant to get you started locating secondary sources for you; depending on your topic, you may want to explore other directions among the library collections. You can contact Patrick Williams if you have any questions about doing so or to get recommendations based on your interests.
Oxford Reference Online
Five simultaneous users only.
Reference books in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences.
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and reference books covering a wide variety of subjects.
Humanities Subject Specialist
Recommended Databases for Secondary Sources
You can use Summon to locate articles, book chapters, and books available electronically. Start from the Library homepage and enter your search terms. Then, on the search results page, filter by selecting "Full Text Online" under Refine Your Search. You may limit just to ebooks by also selecting "Book/eBook" under Content Type.
This is an enormous system that searches across over 600 of our subscription databases, so depending on your search terms you may get lots of irrelevant search results. To focus more on the disciplines and publications that are likely to serve as strong sources for your assignments, take a look at the specific subject databases below.
MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO)
Modern Language Association bibliography of publications related to language, literature, folklore, and linguistics.
Abstracts of publications covering advertising, discourse, linguistics, media studies, speech-language pathology, and other communication fields.
Full-text archive of scholarly publications, including ebooks, in mathematics, science, the arts and humanities, and the social sciences.
Journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics, published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
Communications and Mass Media Collection
Journals and magazines providing coverage of advertising, communications, public relations, linguistics, writing and more.
ProQuest Social Sciences
Search portal for ProQuest databases in the social sciences.
Journals covering the study of the mind, emotions, and human mind development. Provided by NOVELNY.
Race Relations Abstracts
Index and abstracts to articles covering race relations, ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and more.
ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts
A social science and health information indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.
Index and abstracts to articles, books, and papers in many areas of education; includes some full text and retrospective indexing back to the 1930s.
Historical Abstracts with Full-text
Index to articles about world history, excluding the United States and Canada, from 1450 to the present. Covers history of specific subjects in the humanities, social sciences and sciences.
The MLA Style
MLA: Modern Language Association
MLA style for documentation is widely used in the humanities, especially in writing on language and literature.
From the MLA website:
EXAMPLES: MLA Style Citations