English Language Literatures

Article Databases

ABELL: Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature Key site [UCSD Only]
1920 - present. Lists monographs, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews, collections of essays and doctoral dissertations published anywhere in the world. Subject areas: English-language literature.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index Key site [UCSD Only]
1975-present. Provides author, keyword, and cited reference searching from more than 1100 leading arts and humanities journals. In many cases includes searchable abstracts plus links to e-journal images. Part of the Web of Science.

C19: The Nineteenth Century Index Key site [UCSD Only]
A crucial bibliographical megasite for information about books, periodicals, newspapers, and archives from the Nineteenth Century, particularly from Britain and North America.

JSTOR Key site [UCSD Only]
Search by subject or browse full text of more than 500 scholarly journals in social sciences, humanities, and sciences, to their earliest issues. Many titles extend as far back as late 19th or early 20th centuries; most recent 3-5 years not included.

MLA International Bibliography Key site [UCSD Only]
The primary database of citations to journal articles, monographs, book chapters, and dissertations in the fields of non-Classical literatures and folklore. Important source for linguistics and non-technical aspects of theater & film. Ca. 1890-present.

Alternative Press Index [UCSD Only]
1991-present. Citations to articles in roughly 381 alternative, radical, and left publications in North America which report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change.

Alternative Press Index and Archive [UCSD Only]
1969-current. Citations to articles alternative, radical, and left publications in North America which report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change.

Alternative Press Index Archive [UCSD Only]
1969-1990. Citations to articles alternative, radical, and left publications in North America which report and analyze the practices and theories of cultural, economic, political, and social change.

America: History and Life [UCSD Only]
1964-present. International database for research on all periods of U.S. and Canadian history, including very recent years. Includes abstracts of journal articles and listings of books and dissertations. For rest of world use Historical Abstracts.

American Periodicals Series (APS) Online [UCSD Only]
1740-1900. Full text of North American periodicals (magazines and newspapers) from 1740 through the 19th century; a few early 20th century periodicals also included. Search APS Online by keyword or browse by journal.

International Index to the Performing Arts (Full-Text) (IIPA-FT) [UCSD Only]
An index to over 200 journals and magazines in the fields of dance, drama, film, theater, opera, puppetry, circus, and other forms of performance art.

ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance [UCSD Only]
1990-present. Bibliography of journal articles on the Middle Ages and Renaissance, covering the period 400-1700.

Periodicals Archive Online [UCSD Only]
1665-2000. Full text of 1.4 million articles from 450 North American and European journals in arts, humanities, social sciences. 20 percent non-English.

Periodicals Index Online [UCSD Only]
1665-1995. Index to 16 million articles from 4,700 North American and European scholarly journals in arts, humanities, social sciences; 30 percent non-English language.

ticTOCs Journal Tables of Contents Service
View latest Table of Contents (TOCs) from scholarly journals. Service is free. Includes over 12,000 scholarly journal TOCs from over 400 publishers. Link to full text of articles (where institutional or personal subscription allows) Set up account to view future TOCs.

University of Michigan Fantasy & Science Fiction Website
Citations to articles, books, reviews and other materials about science fiction, fantasy and horror; includes both scholarly and fan writings. Covers all aspects except book reviews.

Web of Knowledge [UCSD Only]
1900-present. Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Science Citation Index. Major database indexes 10,000+ journals in the sciences, social sciences, arts, & humanities, as well as conference proceedings.>/p>

Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824-1900 [UCSD Only]
An index to forty-five Victorian (British) literary, political, and general interest periodicals.