You can find examples of scholars reading texts very carefully and writing short interpretations of the texts. Review articles in this literary journal for good models of style and substance to follow for your papers.
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English Literature Databases
This is a selected list of databases that have a focus on English literature. Use them to search for literary criticism from journal articles and other sources related to your Renaissance Literature research.
A collection of works of English and American literature from the eighth century to the present day, plus biographical and bibliographical information and key works of criticism and reference. Also includes links to literary web resources. Contains biographies of 4393 authors.
Includes: African American Poetry, American Drama 1714–1915, American Poetry, Annual Bibliography Of English Language And Literature, 1920– (Abell), Canadian Poetry, Early American Fiction 1789–1850, Early American Fiction 1789–1875, Early English Prose Fiction, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, English Drama (including Shakespeare), English Poetry, The Faber Poetry Library, King James Bible, Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Twentieth-Century African American Poetry, Twentieth-Century American Poetry, Twentieth-Century English Poetry.
Search interface: Chadwyck-Healey.
Also contains criticism (journal articles), Reference works, Biographies, Bibliographies, Websites, video clips of poets reading their own and other poets' work, Shakespeare audio plays.
A detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the coverage is international and includes almost 60 titles from J-STOR’s language and literature collection as well as links to full text. Date coverage: 1923 to present. Updated quarterly. Citations only.
Coverage includes: Critical monographs and book collections; over 4,400 journals; Materials in any language, from any country in the world; Dictionaries, catalogues, handbooks, bibliographies, indexes, and other reference works; Published working papers, conference papers, and conference proceedings; Citations of dissertations from Dissertations Abstracts International; Handbooks, anthologies for teaching, syllabi, textbooks, and curriculum guides; Scholarly websites, online bibliographies and electronic monographs; Any work that is of interest to scholars in these fields, whether it is written for a scholarly or more general audience.
A collection of academic journals in the humanities and social sciences. We subscribe to the "Standard Collection" which is over 300 titles, but not all of the journals on the site. You may want to limit your search to "Only content I have full access to."
A collection of over 1000 academic journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Also includes over a million images, letters, and other primary sources. Most journals are covered from their first issue up to 3-5 years from the current year, and include previous titles. Also includes the current issues of some titles. Note: there are some journals in JSTOR for which Sewanee does not have full-text access. In the Advanced search you can limit to only the content available to you.
An index of sources about the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Includes scholarly periodicals, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogues, abstracts and discographies, monographs, and essay collections. Date coverage: 1943 to present. Updated daily. Citations only