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American Literature Research Guide: Full-Text & Peer-Reviewed

Research resources for American literature from its beginning to the present.


JSTOR has full-text scholarly articles from journals in many disciplines.

For best results, use the Advanced Search; if you want only articles, not reviews, make sure you click on the box next to Articles.

You can restrict By Discipline: Education; Language and Linguistics; and Literature are some suggested choices.

Project Muse

ProjectMuse has full-text scholarly articles from many journals in the humanities.

Choose Books and Journals, Books, or Journals from the drop-down menu.

Type search terms into box.

On the results page, click Only Content I Have Full Access To box.

Narrow results by choosing the appropriate Research Area on the left-hand side of screen.

Google Scholar

Set Google Scholar for WVU Libraries.

  1. Click on the gear icon to to go Scholar Settings.
  2. Click on Library Links.
  3. Enter west virginia university libraries in the search box.
  4. Check the box next to its name; click the Save button.