This guide provides information and links on literature.
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2017
Professors often specify that your sources need to include articles from "scholarly" or peer-reviewed journals. How can you tell if a journal is "scholarly"?
Here are some tips for evaluating a journal by its content, and a shortcut of two for limiting your search results to the right kinds of materials:
- Who publishes this journal?
- Who writes for this journal?
- What is the writing like?
- Are the conclusions supported by evidence?
- How did you get to this article in the first place?
- MLA International Bibliography
Contains citations to journal articles, books, dissertations, and scholarly Web sites. It indexes materials from 1926 to the present in academic disciplines such as language, literature, folklore, linguistics, literary theory and criticism, and the dramatic arts. Coverage includes literature from all over the world — Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America.
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