Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

ENGL 345: ENGL 345

Bearcat Search: Discover Quality Research Resources

 

      

Search Lander's Library collection for print books, journals, digital media, and audiovisual materials.

View My Account

Need any help using this system? Get in touch!

 

      

Search for eBooks available to read in instant full-text online.

View My Account

Need any help using this system? Get in touch!

 

      

Search for articles from publications including peer-reviewed journals. (Not every database appears in search results. Check our A-Z Databases list too.)

View My Account

Need any help using this system? Get in touch!

 

      

Search for books, articles, and videos reserved by instructors to support coursework. Request to borrow course reserves at the Library's service desk.

View My Account

Need any help using this system? Get in touch!

 

      

Search for books available to request for rapid delivery from more than 50 academic libraries in South Carolina.

View My Account

Need any help using this system? Get in touch!

Synthesis Matrix

Watch the brief tutorial video from Andrew Davis at University of Mississippi and download a matrix template in Word or Excel format below.

Research databases

MLA International Bibliography is a great database for locating scholarly linguistics sources, but it is a primarily an index--meaning, most of the database records are just a description/abstract of the book or article, not the full text.

  • For book records, you can check Bearcat Search to see if we have a copy available.
  • For article records, you can request the full text to be sent to you free via ILL at Request Articles.

Tip! A book review is not a research source. Scholarly journals often publish book reviews, which are likely to pop up in your search results. While these can be helpful for tracking down the actual book to use, do not use the review itself as your source.

No luck with these databases?

Browse our Subject Guides for databases for your topic, or check out the A-Z Databases list for more options.

Choosing the Best Database

When choosing databases to use for your research, there are several factors to consider:

  • the academic subjects covered (does your topic span outside your discipline?)
  • the types of materials included (e.g. scholarly journal articles, professional reports, images of works of art, encyclopedia articles, popular magazine articles)
  • the availability of full text of articles
  • date range of materials covered

If you have a general topic, and are not sure where to search, it is a good idea to start in Academic Search Complete, which is a general database with some information on almost every topic.

Choosing the right database is one of the most important parts of the research process. If you are not familiar with the databases, ask a librarian for help.