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Essential Research Tools


Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,500 journals with full text for more than 3,900 peer-reviewed publications. Some 30 journals devoted to the study of music. (from EBSCO)

1975-current | Some full text | More info


JSTOR

Provides multi-disciplinary access to scholarly journals and books. Our collection (Arts & Sciences I-IV and VII) is available in full text. Includes full text coverage for the Shakespeare Quarterly. Check “Include links to external content” if you want more search results, some of which may need to be requested from other libraries (Interlibrary Loan).

1800s-current | Some full text


Literature Resource Center

Find biographical information, literary criticism, book reviews, as well as full text poems and stories. Covers writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. Now with the Artemis interface, searches all our Gale literature resources at once. Use the “Product/Series” menu to select a specific resource to search. 

Mostly full text 


MLA International Bibliography

 Premier resource for literature researchers. Indexes journals, books, and dissertations in the fields of literature, linguistics, and folklore. Provides access to some 5,000 journals. Includes coverage of the dramatic arts. (Fom EBSCO)

1920-current | Some full text | More info


New York Times

Search for full text newspaper articles. Good source for reviews. (from ProQuest)

1980-current | Full text


Project MUSE

Comprehensive, multidisciplinary source for scholarly journals and books. Our collection is available in full text. Uncheck “Only content I have full access to” if you want more search results, some of which may need to be requested from other libraries.

Some full text | More info


 
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Expanded Academic ASAP

Gale®’s premier database for research in all the academic disciplines. Provides over 5,300 journal titles many of which are in full text. Some 3,800 journals are peer-reviewed.

1980-current | Some full text 


Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources. Just click on “Find Full Text @SMU.” See also the Google Scholar Blog for citation metrics.

Some full text, some pay for view


Lost Plays Database

The Lost Plays Database is a wiki-style forum for scholars to share information about lost plays in England, 1570-1642. Its purpose is to add lost plays to scholarly discussions of early modern theatrical activity.

Full text


WorldCat

 From OCLC, the largest, most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials, with records from over 55,000 libraries worldwide. Materials found in WorldCat may be borrowed through our interlibrary loan program. (From OCLC FirstSearch)

Catalog records

Questions?
Contact your liaison librarian

Ruth Torstenson LeMasters

Ruth Ann Torstenson LeMasters
rtorsten@smumn.edu
(507) 457-6664


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Start your research with CREDO

An online reference source with links to databases and the catalog

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