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This Library Guide contains a listing of electronic databases subscribed to by the Houston Cole Library of Jacksonville State University for study and research in the fields of language and literature.
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Welcome

Welcome to this Library Guide for Language and Literature.  This LibGuide is the "Electronic Databases by Subject" guide to be used for searching the Houston Cole Library's electronic databases for subject matter pertaining to language and literature.  The Guide has a box on this page for Key Resources, a page (tab) listing the primary Electronic Databases by Subject (pertaining exclusively to language and literature), and a page (tab) listing supplemental databases which cover a variety of subjects, among which are language and  literature.

Key Resources

These are the electronic databases for language and literature which every student reseacher should consult, and probably should begin with.  More sophisticated assignments, or projects undertaken by more experienced researchers, may require an expanded search bringing into play additional databases. 

  • Literary Reference Center Plus  
      
    Proprietary database vended by EBSCOhost
    -- "proprietary" = content controlled by vendor
    -- smaller number of records indexed; higher
    percentage of full text
    Good place to begin research
    -- provides overview essays to help focus topic



  • Literature Resource Center  
      
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    Proprietary database vended by Gale/Cengage
    -- "proprietary" = content controlled by vendor
    -- smaller number of records indexed; higher
    percentage of full text
    -- minimal overlap and duplication of content with
    Literary Reference Center Plus
    Good place to begin research
    -- provides overview essays to help focus topic
  • MLA International Bibliography  
      
    Aggregator database vended by EBSCOhost
    -- "aggregator" = higher number of records indexed, smaller percentage of full text when compared to a proprietary database
    MLA is THE professional database of the Modern Language Association
    -- a must-use database for literary research
    -- logical next step once search has been "roughed out" and search terms decided upon through proprietary database searches

 

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