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Search Advice English Language and Literature: Get going

This guide is aimed at...

Students and researchers in English language and literature.

In this Libguide we try to explain how to search for publications on English language and literature, both fast and extensive.

We also refer to other guides on specific databases or general subjects.

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I already have a title...

When you need a specific book, or a chapter from it, search for the author and title in the Utrecht entrance to Worldcat.

When you need a specific article from a journal, search:

A quick search with Google Scholar

Google Scholar: do a quick search for publications you can get hold of easily. Beware that you may miss important publications and that you will find a lot of titles that are not closely related to your subject.

Google Scholar Search

A quick or extensive search with MLA International Bibliography

MLA International Bibliography: important scholarly publications on language and literature. For journal articles, books and chapters from books. Unfortunately there is a significant chance that books are not available in Utrecht. For a quick search, limit your results to (peer reviewed) journal articles.

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Students and employees of Utrecht University have online access anywhere and anytime. Learn more on how to get access.