Amy Tureen is the Subject Librarian for the field of English. She provides research support for students enrolled in both the English and Creative Writing programs on both the Major and Minor level. She will be glad to answer your questions about research, instruction, or the library’s collections. You can contact Amy by phone or e-mail, or visit her in person at the Tarver Library.
Need help citing sources? If you're using MLA, APA, or Chicago style, check out the guide from OWL at Purdue for help formatting your citations. You can also bring your reference list to the Ask Jack desk, and a librarian will check your citations.
MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO) — Index of literature, languages, linguistics, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, and folklore from over 4,400 journals and serials, as well as books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. This database is considered one of the most authoritative in literature studies.
JSTOR — An online archive containing back issues of scholarly journals in many disciplines. This database was designed in conjunction with MLA as a repository for historical and simply less current articles on a variety of topics including literary studies.
Wiley Online Library — Wiley Online Library is a multi-disciplinary database that includes full-text journal articles for a variety of topics and fields including those of relevance to English scholars.
Literature Resource Center (Gale) — The world’s most current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database, Literature Resource Center is uniquely relevant to today’s researcher. Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.
Literature Online (ProQuest) — Also known as LION, this online resource for the study and teaching of literature in English. It combines the texts of over 355,000 literary works with a vast library of key criticism and reference resources. The essential criticism and reference resources, including an ever-growing library of full-text journals and author biographies, helps keep you up to date on the latest research into every aspect of literary and linguistic study.
Literary Reference Center (EBSCO) — Includes more than 10,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; articles of literary criticism; author biographies; full text of over 300 literary journals; book reviews; 25,000 classic and contemporary poems; 11,000 classic and contemporary short stories; full text of over 7,500 classic novels; author interviews; and over 1,000 images of key literary figures.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
This multi-disciplinary full-text database includes more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
Oxford English Dictionary Online — The OED covers words from across the English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean. It also offers the best in etymological analysis and in listing of variant spellings, and it shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.
English Literature journals are available in full text through a number of online databases. Search by journal title using Journals A to Z.
The following subject areas are available and may be of interest:
English Literature journals are also available in print at the Jack Tarver Library and can be located via the catalog.
Search the library catalog to find books available in the Mercer University Libraries. Items held at other Mercer University Libraries locations can be ordered by clicking the "Request" button and filling in the required information. Items not available in the University Libraries may be requested via Interlibrary Loan at no charge.
English literature books available in the Tarver Library on the 3rd floor include these Library of Congress classification numbers:
- PN 1 - 6790 Literature (General)
- PR 1 - 9680 English literature
- PS 1 - 3576 American literature
See what's new in your subject area at Tarver Library by viewing New Acquisitions. If you don't see a title in the list or in the online catalog, suggest new or additional titles that the library should purchase.
- Oxford English Dictionary Reference, PE 1625 .O87 1989 - Also available online.
- Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature Reference, PS 21 .E537 2003
- Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature Reference, PR 19 .O95 2006
- PR255 .C35 2012
- The Cambridge History of Early Modern English Literature Reference, PR421 .C26 2002
- The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780 Reference, PR442 .C36 2005
- The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature Reference, PN1008.5 .C66 2003
- Encyclopedia of Literary Translation into English Reference, PN241 .E56 2000
- Black Literature Criticism: Classic & Emerging Authors Since 1950 Reference, PS153.N5 B556 2008