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Modern Languages & Cultures: Tutorial - Finding and using library resources: 5. Research databases

The databases in this section are multi-disciplinary in their scope. They contain scholarly literature on a wide range of subjects including the modern languages. These databases primarily contain secondary sources such as journal articles, books, reviews etc, although some may contain a mix of both primary and secondary sources.



Explore each section and then complete the tutorial.



​JSTOR is a multidisciplinary research database of full-text journals and e-books in all subject areas. The content includes some primary sources.

JSTOR is an archive with material only being uploaded periodically. The very latest journal articles and books will not be found in this database. However, it is a good source for older material.



MLA International Bibliography

An index for the study of language, literature, linguistics, rhetoric and composition, folklore, and film, covering scholarly publications 

(journal articles, books, translations and dissertations) from the early 20th century to the present.

This collection is primarily an index of citation details, with access to full text via the Library Collections.

Project Muse

undefinedProject Muse contains full text versions of academic journals and books covering the humanities and social sciences. 

Full text access is available for material subscribed to by UoE. Table of contents access is freely available for all non subscribed material.

Web of Science

Web of Science is a large multidisciplinary research database covering all subject areas. You can use it to discover the global literature on a wide range of topics. 


Note: This is an index database which means that it does not contain full text. However, content that we subscribe to  can be accessed via links within the database.


You can access a range of  Web of Science video tutorials here.

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