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The Oxford English Dictionary is the premier guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words in the English language, 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. It also offers the best in etymological analysis, listings of variant spellings, and shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.
|New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
Begin with this source to trace the evolution of an idea. It is an encyclopedic encapsulation of the ideas and concepts that define civilization and the individual's role in it across the globe
|Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
A "dynamic" reference work, with each entry maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field.
|Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism
"An indispensable resource for scholars and students of literary theory and discourse. Compiled by 275 specialists from around the world, the Guide presents a comprehensive historical survey of the field's most important figures, schools, and movements."
Comprehensive current index to articles and chapters in scholarly collections for literature, linguistics, and folklore. Covers all the world's languages and literatures, both contemporary and historical.
Note: 1963 - present
JSTOR provides unique access to full text backfiles for more than 120 "core" scholarly journals in anthropology, ecology, economics, education, general science, history, literature, mathematics, political science, and philosophy. JSTOR's agreement with publishers provides a "moving wall" for access and does not allow access to fulltext for the most recent 2-5 years of articles.
Full-text access to more than 150 scholarly journals and eBooks in all disciplines published by Johns Hopkins University and several other university presses.
ERIC is the primary database supporting research in all areas of education, including psychology, administration, and library science.
PsycINFO is the premier source for finding scholarly articles and other information relating to all aspects of psychology and related fields.
Literature Criticism Online
Provides online full-text scholarly essays and commentary on classic books and authors. Includes Contemporary Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, and Shakespearean Criticism.
An alphabetical list of all library databases, with the option to search by subject area.
Complete fulltext, including birth and death notices, advertisements, etc. of the The Times (London) from 1785 to 1985. The content covers almost every event in the world during that period.
New York Times (1851-2009): ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Full page and full article images from The New York Times with searchable fulltext from 1851 through 2013. Full indexing is available for articles, performance and book reviews, letters to the editor, obituaries, birth/marriage announcements, photos, and advertisements.
New York Times
One of the most reputable news sources in the country. Search and print full-text articles from 1995 to the present.
Nineteenth Century US Newspapers
Full-text content and images from about 500 U.S. newspapers published during the 19th Century. The "Research Guide" link leads to commissioned essays that provide context for the collection.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Search America's historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
Newspaper and Current Events Subject guide: additional newspaper resources
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WorldCat is a catalog of materials from thousands of libraries and institutions around the world. Click on the FindIt! button and use Interlibrary Loan to request items St. Cloud State University does not own.
Use WorldCat to locate a book to access through interlibrary loan. Search using key words. If you already know a book title, search by the title. At book record, click and the computer will take you to an interlibrary form. To request that book be delivered for you at SCSU, click interlibrary loan link and fill out the form. You will need your StarID and password.
Allows searching within full-text of digitized books and viewing of small portions of copyrighted material or full versions of public domain items. Includes links to booksellers and libraries.
A collection of more than 15,000 free electronic books.
Included are Public Domain editions of everything from Alice in Wonderland to the complete works of Shakespeare.
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more.
Associate Professor, Research Librarian
Manage your research and create bibliographies with a click of a button. Set up your account from an on-campus computer and then use RefWorks from anywhere.
When you already have the bibliographical information of an article, use the above link to search for the journal name.
Here is a handout on how to look for an article when you already have the citation: Known Article Search
You can also use this search to look for a specific journal to see which database it is in and/or how the library owns it.
Open Access Theses and Dissertations: Resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world.
International center for digital research with humanistic data through the 19th century, with special emphasis on the early modern period and the 19th century
Faculty, students, and staff are creating digital games, developing online collections, analyzing social media, and mining textual data.
NYU Libraries Guide: English and American Literature: Digital Collections and Digital Humanities projects
Literature-related digital collections and digital humanities projects available for free on the web.
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Google Scholar allows you to search the Web for peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles available from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. When on campus click on "Available via SCSU FindIt" to locate the item through the Library's subscriptions.
Some tips for searching Google Scholar:
Information about the "Cited by" function in Google Scholar:
- From the above link select Request an article for articles SCSU Library does not own. (For books SCSU does not own, select Request a book.)
- Login using your StarID and password.
- Fill out the required fields of the form.
- Be sure to check the copyright agreement box.
- Select Submit Request. Watch your SCSU email for information about your request.