Welcome to the research guide for English Language and Literature. Current and retrospective resources were used in creating this research guide. This guide will be updated frequently. If you have any questions, please contact me.
Gale Literary Sources offers an integrated research experience by searching across Gale's premier literary databases, which have been licensed by Rowan University. These include is a Contemporary Literary Criticism Online, 19th Century Literary Criticism Online, 20th Century Literary Criticism Online, Shakespearean Criticism Online, Gale's Literary Resource Center and Gale's Lit Finder. Users will find the classic versions of the Gale resources by clicking the title Links in the E-Resource list. To search only ECCO and NCCO together (Eighteenth Century Collections Online and Nineteenth Century Collections Online, ie. to search only these two primary source databases simultaneously), use this new Gale platform link.
Coverage includes the full text from volume 1, number 1 through the current date in some cases or, more often, up to a period of embargo from six months to five years depending on the arrangements with the title's vendor.
A literature reference database; includes access to content from Contemporary Authors Online, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, Dictionary of Literary Biography Online, and a variety of other online sources of literary criticism and biography. (Gale)
Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains millions of citations from journals & series, as well as book publishers. The indexed materials coverage is international, and includes titles and full-text links from J-STOR and Project Muse, Wiley-Blackwell and Taylor & Francis. This resource also contains hundreds of thousands of subject names and terms.
Subjects within the MLA International Bibliography consist of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, film, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing. Listings on rhetoric and composition and the history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature are also included.