Use library databases to locate background information on literary figures as well as literary criticism and analysis.
Use research databases to search for articles. Most databases allow you to limit to scholarly or peer reviewed articles. Some databases will return full text articles, and abstracts or summaries of articles.
Use the GET ARTICLE link to see if an article is available in another database. Most databases allow you to limit to full text. If an article is unavailable through Monmouth University Library it may be requested through
Subscription databases are available to Monmouth University students, faculty and staff. For remote log in, use your university username and password.
Use these multi-subject databases to search for articles in academic journals, newspapers, magazines and other resources.
Use the word "AND" to combine your keywords to make your search more specific, e.g. "substance abuse" AND "domestic violence."
Use synonyms and alternative or related terms - broader or narrower - to expand your relevant results, e.g. "teenagers" | "adolescents" | "youth"
Use truncation "*" to search for words with common roots without entering them individually, e.g. searching for teen* retrieves "teen," "teens", "teenaged", "teenagers." Use the "star" symbol (hit "shift" key + 8) to add truncation to your search term.
You can limit search results in many databases to academic/peer-reviewed journals, by publication date, or full-text only.