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World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics: Find Articles

Core Databases

This is a list of the primary article databases used for research in world languages and literatures. 

Start with these two databases for the most efficient search. 

 The list below provides other databases useful to the study of world languages and literatures. 


MLA offers a suite of resources including the bibliography, research guide, and directory of periodicals.

Literary Databases Not Included in Library Search

Library Search is a comprehensive tool to identify all types of items in our collection. It is indispensable for locating books. 

Not all databases are represented in Library Search. 

  • Databases Covered 
    • MLA
    • Literature Resource Center (Gale) 
    • LitFinder
    • JSTOR
    • Linguistics Languages Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
    • Project Muse

  • Literary Databases Partially Covered or not covered at all
    • Artemis Literary Sources
    • Though MLA is indexed in Library Search, these key resources are not: ...
      • Contemporary Authors
      • DLB
      • Literature Criticism Online
      •  Scribners
      • Twaynes
    • International Medieval Bibliography
    • Salem Literature (including Masterplots).