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English 200: Foundations of Literary Study (Fall 2020)

Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles

Searching subject-specific databases is often the most efficient and effective way to find relevant scholarship. Below are a few databases to help you find scholarly work across a number of humanities disciplines and fields.

MLA International Bibliography

  • For best results, use the Advanced Search
  • For peer-reviewed work, check the box that says "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" in the lower right.
  • After searching, use the filters on the left to narrow your results further.
  • You may not get results the first time, so experiment with different combinations of your terms and concepts.

Project MUSE

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


​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

Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center has full-text scholarly articles from many journals in the humanities as well as biographical information about authors.

* Choose the Advanced Search link

* Enter search terms and click Peer-Reviewed Journals under More Options