Selected Resources

ENGL 460 Senior Seminar

Starting Your Research

  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) 

    Academic Search Premier contains full-text coverage on subjects such as biology, engineering, psychology, religion, theology, communications, arts and literature and more. This database can be used for a broader search on topics. There are many journals used within this database, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and others.

  • ProQuest Central

    ProQuest is one of the largest databases to which the library subscribes. It contains tens-of-thousands of journals, newspapers and magazines. Since it is so large, this database is exceptional at finding interdisciplinary topics.

Digging Deeper

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism

    Literature Criticism Online is a database that holds different topics in English literature such as Contemporary Romance Fiction, Contemporary Literature of the Holocaust, and many more. There is also a search for authors, where you can find their major works and biographical information. Contemporary Literature Criticism covers authors who are currently active or who died after December 31, 1959. Ask a librarian for the password.


    JSTOR holds academic journals in subjects such as humanities, social sciences and sciences. This database also has images, letters, and other sources for academic uses. This database is easy to use because you can either search by keyword or by topic.

  • Statistia

    Statista gathers statistical information on over 600 industries from over 10,000 different sources, such as market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources.

Turning a Theme Into a Researchable Topic