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Resources for English 20 with Professor Sharpe
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Background Information

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  • MLA Bibliography
    The standard index to scholarship in English, American, and world literature. Includes articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations.
    Provides access to scholarly journals such as Research in African Literatures, The Journal of Modern African Studies, and Callaloo. All full text. Easy to use for simple searches; not always so great where precision is required.
  • Project Muse
    Full text access to Johns Hopkins University Press' 40+ scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Contains journals such as Small Axe and Research in African Literatures.
  • Film & Television Literature Index
    Scholarly and industry related articles about film and television.
  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index
    Provides author, subject and citation access to journal articles and book reviews in the arts and humanities. Coverage from 1974. Part of Web of Science.

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