Articles are smaller in scope than books and can therefore focus on more particular aspects of a given topic. Since articles are faster to produce and publish, the most up-to-date research often appears in this form.
Online from 1921, YW is the qualitative narrative bibliographical review of scholarly work on English language and literatures written in English.
Problems with MLA
Problems with ABELL
MLA is a more efficient resource to search for post 1980 publications. It is recommended that one search both MLA and ABELL to get the bulk of scholarship since 1921 since each database includes works omitted from the other.
Use an article index to find journal articles on your topic, as well as criticism and other materials related to literature.
Some will contain the full text of the article and those that don't usually provide links to the full text if it is available via other databases in our collection.
Articles are important in your research as they contain the most-up-to-date research in a given field and often focus on a particular aspect of a topic.
But not all journal articles will be useful for your essay so you will need to evaluate before you use them.
Consult our guide, Distinguishing Scholarly from Non Scholarly Periodicals, to discover the difference.
There are hundreds of scholarly journals relevant to English literature. The following are a few to which Queen's Library subscribes: