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Google is a great resources to find basic or introductory information about your topics
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Analyzing Literary Trends
Use your Centrenet username and login to access databases.
MLA International Bibliography This link opens in a new window
Provides a subject index for books and articles published on literature, language, linguistics, folklore, film, and the teaching of language and literature.
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
Provides image and full text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in several social sciences and humanities disciplines including African-American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Education, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology. The most current issues (typically from the past three to five years) are not included.
Academic Search Complete This link opens in a new window
Designed for college students, this scholarly resource contains indexing and abstracts for more than 13,780 journals, with full-text for more than 9,000 of those titles.
UKP (University Press of Kentucky) This link opens in a new window
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The University Press of Kentucky has a dual mission-the publication of books of high scholarly merit in a variety of fields for a largely academic audience and the publication of books about the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South, and Appalachia. The Press is the statewide mandated nonprofit scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, operated as an agency of the University of Kentucky and serving all state institutions of higher learning, plus five private colleges and Kentucky's two major historical societies.
More than 1,000 titles in the collections are freely available.
Literature Criticism Online This link opens in a new window
Literature Criticism Online takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available. Represented are a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres. Imagine centuries of analysis—the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals—delivered in an easy-to-use online format that matches the exact look and content of the print originals. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips.
Oxford Reference Online This link opens in a new window
A continually-updated collection of language and subject dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works published by Oxford University Press. All titles in the collection are cross-searchable; individual titles may be searched separately as well.
Subjects: Art and Art History
, Classical Studies
, English & American Literature
, Environmental Studies
, International Relations
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