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Literature Research: Journal, Magazine, and Newspaper Articles

This guide provides links to resources about authors and their works of literature.

Finding Literature Resources in Periodical Databases

Because articles in academic journals often focus on a very narrow aspect of an author's life, his or her works of literature, and other literary topics, your search terms can be specific.

Here are some examples of how to combine search terms:

"John Cheever" AND "The Swimmer"

"Ralph Ellison" AND "race relations"

Searching for Articles


The Library's Primo service allows you to search across most of our databases at one time- to find books, articles, and media items. This is a great place to start your research.

Click on this box to Search the Library catalog and databases. Click on other tabs to Browse a List of Library Databases, or to Search for a Journal by Title.

Databases A - Z is a complete list of each database the library subscribes to. 

This is a good place to start if you have specialized research needs. For example, if you are looking for nursing articles, you may want to search just CINAHL,a nursing database. Click on this box to get started.

Journal Titles A-Z allows you to see if the Library has access to a specific journal.

Journal Titles A-Z searches all journal formats - print, database, and microfilm.

This is great place to start if you already know the title of the journal you are looking for. Click on this box to get started.

Literature Databases