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Literature: Periodicals (Print & Online)

Subject reference guide for readers of literature


Databases (see right) lead you to literary, peer-reviewed journals. The small sample of journals (see right, below) contain schoarly articles published in peer-review journals. Many more are available to you as a Monmouth University student.

These articles are reviewed by experts and are rigourously vetted before publication.

Non-peer reviewed journals and their articles, such as the ones found on magazine racks of large booksellers or publised on Google, are not peer-reviewed. 

Access to peer-review materials is possible only through your academic affiliation as a student or faculty member.


Begining Literary Research

If you're just begining to explore literature, and have no expereince with literary research, consider using the Literary Reference Center database. It offers you:

  • literary criticism
  • biographies
  • bibliographies
  • work overviews
  • explications
  • web sites
  • periodical articles
  • extensive reading lists

Common Literary Databases

Google Scholar

Do use Google Scholar to locate article titles.

Do not use Google Scholar to locate full-text scholalry articles.

Google Scholar Search