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English 648: American Literature 1915-Present (African American Literature): Critical Context

Research materials for students in English 648: American Literature 1915-Present (focus on African American Literature)

MLAIB and others

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

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.

When you search on-campus, the results list will automatically display a Find It @WVU link.

Use the setting (gear wheel) to set WVU Libraries as your default Google Scholar library

Search Project Muse by simply adding its names to your search: "the sound and the fury" and place "project muse"

Google Scholar Search

Need an Article That We Don't Have?

Request it through inter-library loan.