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English 200: Foundations of Literary Study

Resources for English majors enrolled in English 200.

Finding Journal Articles with EbscoHost

EbscoHost is a collection of databases containing newspaper, magazine, book, and journal citations and articles; many articles are full-text.

Choose MLA International Bibliography and other databases relevant to your research:

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Communication and Mass Media
  • Education Research Complete

Choose the Peer-Reviewed (Scholarly) box to retrieve peer-reviewed articles

Project Muse / JSTOR

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


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

  • For best results, use the Advanced Search
  • If you want only articles, make sure you click on the box next to Articles.
  • You can restrict By Discipline: Language and Linguistics and Literature are some suggested choices.

Google Scholar: The librarian's dirty little secret.

Search Tips: 

  • When searching on-campus, the results list will automatically display a Find It @WVU link.
  • Use Setting (gear wheel) to set WVU Libraries as your default Google Scholar library.
  • Be aware that not every article found through Google Scholar is not necessarily peer-reviewed or scholarly.

Google Scholar also offers citation export.

Help with Finding & Getting Articles