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Literature & Linguistics Research Guide

Subject Icon Subject Specialist:Mark Aaron Polger
Email:markaaron.polger@csi.cuny.edu
Telephone:718-982-4065

Table of Contents:
Subject-Specific Databases
Related Databases
Catalogs
Reference Sources
Research and Writing Guides
Citation Tools
Online books


Core databases for finding articles in this subject area.

Artemis Literary Sources by Gale Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search across several major literature databases such as Literature Resource Center, MLA International Bibliography, Gale Virtual Reference Library, LitFinder, Scribner Writer Series, and Twayne's Author Series to find full text literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.


Eighteenth Century Collections Online Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital collection of books printed in the 18th century, primarily in Great Britain. Subjects covered include history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more. (download pdf)
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Essay and General Literature Index Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations to essays and book chapters contained in printed collections and anthologies. Includes books across the entire spectrum of the humanities and social sciences, with subjects ranging from economics, political science, literature, art, and history.


Humanities International Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), this database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,300 journals and more than 2.9 million records) plus unique full-text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 1,200 journals. Humanities International Complete is an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.


Literary Index Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Index to literature reference books published by Gale. Find citations to author biographies and literary criticism published in books such as Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Authors, Novels for Students, and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Search by author or title of work.


Literature Resource Center Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Literature reference database useful for finding biographies, work overviews, bibliographies, literary criticism and reviews on writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.


MLA International Bibliography Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Database produced by the Modern Language Association containing citations to books, articles and dissertations on literature, language, linguistics, folklore, and film from 1926 to present.
If there is FULL TEXT, you can click on the link to the "DOI . . . " which is the identifying number for the article.


Project MUSE Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full-text articles from scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences primarily covering the fields of literature, history, cultural studies, political science, religion, and the arts. (Books are not available yet)


Salem Literature: Critical Survey of Long Fiction Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Literary reference series offering profiles of major writers of long fiction throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant novels and novellas. Discusses the novel in overview essays by time period, country, ethnicity, and genre, and provides valuable resource material.


Related databases for finding articles in this subject area.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Part of the Web of Science, Arts & Humanities Citation Index provides citations to journal articles in the arts and humanities, including architecture, art, classics, dance, literature, music, philosophy, film, religion, and theater.


Black Thought and Culture Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text of over 1,200 books, essays, articles, pamphlets, and speeches related to African American history from colonial times to the present. Sources include published books as well as previously unpublished materials such as letters, correspondence, and interviews. In addition to searching by keyword, users can browse documents by multiple criteria such as author, title, date, subject, or historical event.


Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Part of the Web of Science, Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities provides citations to papers and proceedings of social science and humanities conferences from 1990 to present.


Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800 Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital collection of books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the United States between 1639-1800. Early American Imprints is the definitive resource for primary source research in early American history. Topics covered include agriculture, commerce, education, labor, medicine, military & foreign affairs, politics, religion, slavery, and much more. (download pdf)


Eighteenth Century Collections Online Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital collection of books printed in the 18th century, primarily in Great Britain. Subjects covered include history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more. (download pdf)
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New York Times Historical (Proquest) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2007. Recent issues available thru Lexis-Nexis. Additional holdings.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides access to full text literature about current controversial issues such as abortion, capital punishment, climate change, cloning, gun control, immigration, and more. Available material on each topic includes viewpoint essays, topic overviews, newspaper and magazine articles, statistics, and links to related web sites.


Readers' Guide Full Text Mega Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Abstracts and select full text from popular magazines and general interest periodicals from 1983 to present. Great source of material on U.S. popular culture, including art, fashion, music, film, leisure, and sports. Includes titles such as Better Homes & Gardens, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Sports Illustrated, and Vanity Fair. For literature published before 1983, see Readers' Guide Retrospective.


Readers' Guide Retrospective Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Index of popular magazines and general interest periodicals from 1890 to 1982. Great source of material on U.S. cultural history, including art, fashion, music, film, leisure, and sports. Includes titles such as Atlantic Monthly, Colliers, Harper's, Ladies' Home Journal, and Look. For literature published after 1982, see Readers' Guide Full Text.


Victorian Studies Bibliography Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations to books, articles, and dissertations covering all aspects of the Victorian period, including art, literature, history, politics, economics, science, and religion.


Women and Social Movements Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital collection of articles, essays, books, bibliographies, and primary source materials documenting the history of women's reform activities in the U.S. from 1600 to 2000.


Search online catalogs to find books, journals, videos, and other materials in library collections.

CUNY+ Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search CUNY+, the university's online catalog, to find books and other resources located in the CSI library and other CUNY libraries. Search tutorial.


FictionFinder Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
FictionFinder helps you search and locate titles of popular fiction, including novels, short stories, dramas, and comics. Search or browse by author, title, subject, genre, characters, or setting. FictionFinder records include a brief summary of the book and a list of published editions. When you find a book that you are interested in, click on "Find This Edition" to locate a copy at your local library.


WorldCat Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Union catalog containing records of library holdings all over the world. Use WorldCat to locate books, journals, audio and video recordings, and archival materials held by other libraries. If an item you want is not available at CUNY simply click "Find It" to request an interlibrary loan.


Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other reference works available in print or online.

A New Handbook of Literary Terms Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A New Handbook of Literary Terms offers a lively, informative guide to words and concepts that every student of literature needs to know.


Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations Dictionary Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings. Terms from subject areas such as associations, education, the Internet, medicine and others are included.


American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains over 90,000 word entries, complete with audio pronunciations, color illustrations, language notes, and word-root appendixes.


Barbed quotes [online] : mudslinging, backstabbing, and celebrity dirt dishing / compiled by Colin M. Jarman. Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Electronic book provided by EBSCO e-books


Cassell Dictionary of English Grammar Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference PE1097.C37 1996


Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Documents the origin and development of words in the English language.


Contemporary Literary Criticism Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contemporary Literary Criticism covers authors who are currently active or who died after December 31, 1959. Each volume profiles approximately 6-8 novelists, poets, playwrights and other creative and nonfiction writers by providing full-text or excerpted criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PN771 .C59


Dictionary of Modern American Usage Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference PE2827.G37 1998


Facts On File Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference PE1670.M26 2002


Oxford English Dictionary Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Comprehensive dictionary providing the meaning, history, and pronunciation for more than a half million words in the English language, past and present. Print edition located in Reference [Call Number: PE1625.O87].


Shakespeare for Students Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A useful study guide to the plays of Shakespeare. Each entry offers a plot synopsis, principle characters, major themes, critical essays, and an annotated bibliography.
Location: 1st Fl Reference PR2987.S47 1992


Visual English Dictionary Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Locate images, illustrations, and diagrams covering a variety of subjects such as anatomy, astronomy, art, architecture, machinery, computing, geography, and sports.


Guides for conducting research, writing papers, citing sources, and creating bibliographies.

A Writer's Reference Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Handbook for writing college papers and citing sources in APA, MLA, or Chicago style.
Location: 1st Fl Reserves PE1408.H2778 2007


MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The authoratative source for MLA citation style and writing guidelines; most commonly used in English and the Humanities.
Location: 1st Fl Reference LB2369.G53 2003


MLA Style Guide: Quick Reference Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The CSI Library's quick reference guide to the MLA citation format.


Citation tools allow you to collect and store citations for books and articles found in library catalogs and databases.

RefWorks Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Web-based bibliographic citation manager that allows researchers to create their own personal database of research references by importing records from library catalogs and online databases. Researchers can organize, store, and access their references from their online RefWorks account as well as automatically generate formatted citations and bibliographies in any style. For the college login information, contact the Library Reference Desk (718.982.4010) or Naomi Gold (718.982.4097). RefWorks Tutorial



Cambridge Collections Online Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text of the Cambridge Companions book series with over 320 titles and 70,000 essays, which provide introductions and overviews of major topics and figures in literature, art, philosophy, and religion. Also includes the Shakespeare Survey series, a compendium of Shakespeare criticism with each volume devoted to a particular theme or group of plays. (read online)


ebrary Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Access to over 70,000 full text ebooks spanning 16 key academic subject areas, including biology, business, computer science, education, engineering, history, medicine, physics, political science, psychology, and sociology.
In order to read offline, you can download one chapter to save permanently.
To borrow the entire ebook for a limited time first create an account.
Click here for downloading instructions from ebrary


EBSCO eBook Collection Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Access to over 5,000 full text e-books across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Find full text scholarly and reference books in a variety of subjects, including business, economics, computer science, history, political science, art, literature, and science.
In order to read offline or download to a reader, first create an account.
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