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Databases - Find Articles
TIP To access databases from off campus, enter your username (Student I.D. No.) and password (MyNCC password), when prompted.
- Gale Literary Sources. This comprehensive tool searches multiple literature database such as Gale Virtual Reference Library, Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library. A collection of searchable reference sources in full text, including Short Stories for Students, Poetry for Students, Drama for Students, Feminism in Literature, and others.
- Literature Resource Center provides full-text access to literary criticism, book reviews and plot summaries, and over 130 literary journals.
- Gale Literary Index. Master index to the major literature series published by The Gale Group. The titles indexed are located in the NCC Library's Reference section.
- ProQuest. Provides full-text access to a variety of publications, including literary journals.
- Literature Criticism Online contains full-text articles from Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism and Twentieth Century Criticism.
- JSTOR. Contains full text articles from periodicals covering the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
- EBSCOhost. Provides full-text access to a variety of publications, including literary journals.
This source is best for students performing literature research. Search by title of story, poem, novel or play in order to find criticism and analysis. You can also search by author, character, theme and more. It includes content on Shakespeare too.
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