English (Comp. and Lit.)

The following databases cover subjects appropriate for English composition and literature classes.  For a full list, use the OhioLINK Databases menu.  You can select the appropriate database by typesubject, and name

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Composition (primarily ENG 1201)

Primary Databases

Academic Search Complete
Full-text coverage includes social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, arts, engineering, and medical sciences. 


Opposing Viewpoints in Context
 Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.  We have a short training video that shows how to use this database. 


CQ Researcher In-depth coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.  Great for papers on commonly researched social issues (e.g. abortion, gun control, etc).


Additional Databases
Electronic Journal Center  
Find full-text articles from thousands of online journals. (more...)

LexisNexis Academic Provides access to top news, general news topics, and news transcripts, current information on people and places, foreign language news sources, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, and general medical and health topics from nearly 5,000 sources. News information is updated daily and wire services several times daily. 

MasterFILE Premier Excellent full text database for most general interest topics.  It includes articles, biographies, images, and primary source documents. (more...)

Literature (ENG LIT courses)

Literary Reference Center
Contains literary criticism, author biographies, book reviews, plot summaries, and other information about literature. (more...)


Oxford English Dictionary
The accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

- This link will take you to our page for electronic books that can be read online.  We have a wide range of ebook databases covering poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction.

Humanities International Complete - Index, abstracts, and full text for journals, books and other resources in the humanities.  Some Full Text.  (more...)

MLA International Bibliography
MLA International Bibliography provides a classified listing and subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Annually, it indexes more than 45,000 books and articles. Coverage includes works about literature that is transmitted orally, in print, or in audiovisual media and about human language, including both natural languages and invented languages (e.g., Esperanto). Inclusions must be of scholarly interest. No apprentice or simplified works are included.  Full Text may be available depending on the article. 

Electronic Journal Center - Find full-text articles from thousands of online journals.  (more...)


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