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German Studies 1109: From Fairy Tales to the Uncanny (Fall 2018): Finding

Research strategy and library resources for Matthew Stoltz's class. Click on the TABS to access each section of this guide.

Recommended Databases

Use these online databases to find articles in journals and online books. Use our Catalog to look up books and the journal titles you find by searching these databases. Our Catalog lists both the print and electronic versions of journals (when available).

MLA International Bibliography.
An international index and database providing references to articles from over 4000 journals in literature, folklore, literary theory, semiotics, and linguistics. Useful for finding literary criticism of a particular author or work, as well as articles on literary theory, women's studies, popular culture, and performing arts.

Performing Arts Periodicals Database.
Covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry--including dance, film, television, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, broadcast arts, circus performance, comedy, storytelling, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic and more.

These databases are for searching many types of articles across disciplines:

Academic Search Premier. EBSCO.
A general periodical database that provides citations and abstracts for articles from over 4,100 journals and linksto the full text for over 3,200 journals. You can limit your search to peer-reviewed articles (scholarly articles).

ProQuest Research Library.
Searches thousands of articles in general interest magazines and academic journals that cover a wide variety of subjects and academic disciplines. It also includes citations and abstracts to selected newspapers, television and radio programs. We subscribe to most of the periodicals indexed. Many articles are linked from the article citation page. You can limit your search to peer-reviewed articles.

Articles & Full Text [aka Summon].
A new way to find online articles and online books. This powerful search engine works across many databases and pulls together a wide variety of resources. Refine your search using the categories on the left side of the results page.

These databases search scholarly sources across disciplines:

Google Scholar.
A searchable database of scholarly literature across all disciplines--articles, books, and papers--with links to the full text in many cases.

A large collection of searchable and browseable full-text scholarly journals. Covers from the beginning of the journal (earliest is 1665) up to within two to five years of the present [the "moving wall"]. List of journals included and years covered.

Project Muse.
Contains full text of journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Covers such fields as literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and others.

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