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InfoGuides | Pepperdine Libraries

English & American Literature: Finding Articles

Resources for conducting literary research on English & American Literatures.

Literature Specific Databases

Getting Started

These multidisciplinary online sources are good places to continue your literature-related research.

Why Google Scholar?

Question: Why would you use Google Scholar?

Answer: Google Scholar identifies scholarly research materials from a broad range of subject areas.

Google Scholar offers a "cited by" feature - it will display a list of documents which cited the document you originally retrieved. This can be useful in determing how influential a source has been.  The list only includes documents available in Google Scholar, though.

Go into the preferences of Google Scholar and select Pepperdine University from Library Links.


Newspapers

Newspapers can provide you with valuable information. They include books reviews, author interviews, information on book signs, etc. Historical Newspapers can also provide you with information on how the book was received when it was published, if it was published with in the papers range.

Use the Newspapers tab for both current and historical newspapers.