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English 496: English Capstone

Resources for students working on their English Capstone projects.

Finding Journal Articles with MLAIB

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

* Link goes to MLA International Bibliography basic search. You can add other relevant databases.

* Use Advanced Search.

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

Find a DISSERTATION OR THESIS that you want to use?

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Use ProQuest Dissertation and Theses to get full-text in most cases.

Using Google Scholar Effectively

Google ScholarSearch 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 articles found through Google Scholar are not necessarily peer-reviewed or scholarly.

Google Scholar also offers citation export.

JSTOR and ProjectMuse

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

* For best results, use the Advanced Search

* To retrieve only articles, not reviews, make sure you click on the box next to Articles.

* Narrow results by date

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

* Choose the Advanced Search link

* Click on Journals/ Articles from the side menu

* Narrow results by date