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ENGL 257G: 20th Century Literature by Women: Databases

Know Your Sources


  • Articles are written by authorities in the field
  • Articles undergo a peer review process before acceptance for publication
  • Authors of articles always cite their sources
  • Examples: The Georgia Review, Studies in Short Fiction


  • Intended for a general audience
  • Articles are written by staff reporters
  • Articles are heavily illustrated, generally with photographs
  • No peer review process
  • Articles usually do not have references or a bibliography
  • Examples: Newsweek, Time, People

Databases - Find Articles


To access databases from off campus, enter your MyNCC username and password, when prompted.

Some Women Writers

  • Isabel Allende
  • Maya Angelou
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Simone de Beauvoir
  • Gwnedolyn Brooks
  • Willa Cather
  • Sandra Cisneros
  • Helene Cixous
  • H.D.
  • Buchi Emecheta
  • Louise Erdrich
  • Marilyn French
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Lorraine Hansberry
  • Bessie Head
  • Lillian Hellman
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Doris Lessing
  • Toni Morrison
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Adrienne Rich
  • Anne Sexton
  • Gertrude Stein
  • Amy Tam
  • Alice Walker
  • Edith Wharton
  • Virginia Woolf