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ENGL 213: Finding the Story: Articles & Databases

Searching the MLA International Bibliography

Ethnic Newswatch

Provides a rich collection of articles, editorials and reviews with a broad diversity of perspectives and viewpoints from the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic and minority press.
Searches can be limited by Document Types or Ethnic Groups.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. You can customize Google Scholar to recognize Willamette-owned materials (visit our Google Scholar page for more info).

  1. In the Google search box type your topic as if it were a mathematical formula, such as:

"Chicano Poetry" OR "Chicana Poetry" +queer

  1. Put phrases in quotes, such as “"Texas-Mexico Border”.
  2. Try the phrases with different spellings or languages
Google Scholar Search

How To Find Articles

If an article is not available in full-text, click the "Find It!" button.  Find it at Willamette

This will check if we have access through a different database and our print collection. 

If we do not have access, you will be given an option to order it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).  Fill out the form and click "Submit." It takes about 2 business days to get articles.

Book Review Digest

Using the MLA Thesaurus

Finding a Subject Database

Other Useful Databases for this Course

Willamette University

Willamette University Libraries

Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street.
Salem Oregon 97301
Pacific Northwest College of Art Library
511 NW Broadway.
Portland Oregon 97209