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Top Databases in English

EBSCOhost MLA International Bibliography With Full Text

The MLA offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. This database includes journal abbreviations and acronyms for almost 3,500 titles, with full journal names standardized and ISSNs attached. MLA International Bibliography also contains nearly 11,000 subject names and terms. Includes a proprietary thesaurus used to assign descriptors to each record in the bibliography; and a proprietary, searchable directory of noted authors' names, with links to brief descriptive notes.

Literature Online

A leading online resource for the study and teaching of literature in English. It is a fully integrated service that combines the texts of over 355,000 literary works with a vast library of key criticism and reference resources. Includes full-text journals and author biographies.

Literature Resource Center 

Reliable online resource for research on literary topics, authors, and their works. Its coverage includes all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world. Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Covers novelists, essayist, poets, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of the most-studied authors.

Quick Citation Resources in English

The most often used citation styles for Theatre Arts resources are the MLA Handbook and the Chicago Manual of Style. Both of these guides provide examples of citations, but you may also want to look at the Style Guides from Purdue's Online Writing Lab.

The library can guide you to citation management software and resources to help you properly cite your sources.