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Literature: Databases and Indexes

A guide to Literature resources in the Cressman Library.


Search the databases and indexes listed on this page to find articles on your topic.

E-Journals & Periodicals

Search Cressman Library E-Journals & Periodicals list for the specific journal titles. 
The list indicates the journals that the library subscribes to and  indicates how to access each one (whether online or in print). The list also provides the years and/or date ranges that are available for
each journal.



Access covers a wide range of subject areas.
ArticleFirst: An index of articles from the contents pages of over 16,000 journals covering a wide range of fields. WorldCat: A catalog of records representing books, journals, dissertations, audio-visual materials, and manuscripts in repositories worldwide.

MLA International Bibliography via EBSCOhost

An annual index of over 66,000 books and articles, the MLA International Bibliography provides a subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics.

MLA at the Modern Language Association Website

Available at are the full contents of PMLA from 2002 to the present and metadata for articles published before 2002. Also available at are the full contents of Profession from 2002 to 2012; subsequent issues are freely available on MLA Commons. See also: the MLA section of this LibGuide on the Journals page.

Nexis Uni

This resource indexes newspapers, trade journals, legal and corporate information.  Often new writers get reviewed in popular newspapers and magazines before they are treated in scholarly journals.  This is an excellent resource for information on new authors. Search for the author in "Search the News."  Be sure you put quotes around the name!

PsycINFO with PsycARTICLES (EBSCOhost)

PsycINFO, including PsycARTICLES, covers linguistics, creative writing, and the foundations of imagination as well as allowing the literature student to explore the psychological bases of fictional characters.

Related Full Text Library Databases


Google Scholar

Search Google Scholar from the Cressman Library Databases A-Z list or from a Cressman Library Research Guide so that your results will include Find It @ Cedar Crest links when the library has full text access to an article.

Google Scholar Search

Gale Resources: Literary Databases

A search in Gale Artemis Literary Sources searches:

- Gale Virtual Reference Library
- Dictionary Literary Biography Complete
- Literature Resource Center
- Something about the Author

Be sure to try the Topic Finder!


Access library databases, ebooks, journals, journal articles, and streaming video from off campus.



1)  select a resource from Databases A-Z or a Research Guide (ex. EBSCOhost)

2)  on the “EzPproxy” login screen

3)  enter your FalconNet username and password


NOTE: Your EzPproxy login is the same as your Campus Network login (FalconNet); also, your Canvas login and your Email login--without the It is NOT your My CedarCrest login.

If you encounter a problem or need assistance email Cressman Library Information Services at Email individual librarians to make a Reference appointment for help with research questions.

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