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English Literature: Finding Articles

This subject guide was created to support research in English Literature.

Search Tips

Search by keywords/small phrases and use Boolean searching. What's Boolean?

AND: "tech* writing" AND science
OR: writing OR rhetoric

Use "quotation marks" to search for phrases, "math education"

Use the limiting features like date and peer-reviewed journals. 

Consider truncation. The symbol used is usually *.

tech* will retrieve: tech, technologytechnical, technolingualism,etc. 

Check Subject terms to see if there are any synonym terms to consider.

Searching for Full Text

If you come across a citation to an article and you'd like to track down its full text, follow the steps below:

The example below shows that The Journal of Continuing Higher Education is accessible in print/microform as well as online. The entry also shows coverage dates to indicate which years are accessible. 

Google Scholar


Google Scholar can be a useful tool when collecting research information. Settings can be updated to display:

Library Links - FindIt@Txstate
Bibliography Manager - EndNote (for Desktop EndNote)

***For EndNote Web, under Downloads, use Capture Reference.