Skip to Main Content

English Literatures

FAQs for Finding Articles

If you are unfamiliar with any word used in these pages, check out the "Glossary" tab or use the Ask Archer chat box.

Articles may be published in refereed journals (peer-reviewed), in newspapers or magazines, or in other periodicals or publications.

Quick Find is a good place to start looking for articles. Type in your search terms, and when you get your results list, select "Articles" from the tools on the left side of the page. Be sure to sign in to your library account in Quick find in order to see all results. (You can also select "Peer-Reviewed" if you are looking for scholarly or peer-reviewed articles.)

You can also do more targeted research for articles in individual databases. In the boxes below:

  • Scholarly databases are primarily literary databases, and have a lot of peer-reviewed articles.
  • Multidisciplinary databases include general databases that will include lots of non-literary articles (for example, history, health sciences, political studies, etc.).
  • Newspapers includes many major Canadian newspapers, with current and historical content.
  • Advanced has some databases that will be useful to anyone doing intensive research.

As always, if you have any trouble at any stage of your research, please use the Ask Archer chat box for instant help during Help Desk hours, or contact the English Liaison Librarian.

Scholarly Databases for English Literature



Comprehensive Newspaper Databases:

Specific newspapers and special topics: