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Bibliographies and indexes:

To find magazine or journal articles, you should use an index, which may or may not include the actual articles. On the Research Resources page of the Library's web site, under the heading Resources by Subject , you'll find descriptions of specific indexes, arranged by topic.

These are one-time publications of lists of sources, often with some evaluation.

Guide to British poetry explication , 1993
012 M662
The essential Milton: An annotated bibliography of major modern studies , 1989.
012 D685

John Donne: An annotated bibliography of modern criticism, 1979-1995/1968-1978/1912-1967.

Ongoing bibliographies and indexes:


Year's work in English studies (YWES) , 1920-2002.

English literary renaissance
See individual issues for review essays on specific topics


MLA (Modern language association) international bibliography . MLA, 1963
The most important database extant for literary criticism. Only 8% of MLA is included in Google Scholar.
Online Resources Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Online Resources

Historical Abstracts, 1450-
America: History and Life
Historical Abstracts includes articles on non-North American history after 1450. America: History and Life indexes material on U.S. and Canadian history.

Online Resources WorldCat .
The combined catalog of 20,000 libraries.

Retrieving cited articles is a little complex. For items in MLA and Historical Abstracts/America: History and Life , use the button to see if electronic full text is available. If it isn't, click on "Search the catalog by journal title" under "Additional options" to check for Drew's paper and microform holdings. In ITER , this option is not yet available. Instead, you will need to check for the journal title (not the title of the article) in both Full Text Electronic Journal Holdings and the Drew Catalog , in "Browse."

A guide to the process of determining if we own a specific magazine or journal is available under Database Guides on the Research Help page.