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English: Journals & Databases

Finding Journal Articles

The databases listed on this page will help you to find journal articles that have been published about your English Literature research topic.  If you already have a citation for the article, then you can follow the instructions given in the column on the right to track down a copy.  If we don't have access to the article in our library, then you can request a free copy using the Get It Interloan service.

Databases that will to help you find articles on English Literature

Choose a database, then enter your keywords to find articles on your research topic.  The article may be available in PDF or HTML. If the full-text of an article is not available within the database, click on the   Article Link button for links to the full-text, or follow the instructions given on the right, to find the article from a citation.

These databases cover journals from several disciplines, including English Literature.

The article may be available in PDF or HTML. If the full-text of an article is not included, click on the   Article Link button for links to the full-text, or follow the instructions given on the right, to find the article from a citation.

These databases specialise in listing articles published in NZ publications. The full-text is not always available, but you can use the information in the citation/reference to track down a copy. Use Library Search | Ketu to see if we hold the journal/newspaper the article was published in, then browse by year, volume, issue, page number to find a copy of the article.

Some of these  more specialised databases may also be relevant for your research topic.

Looking for a Specific Article?

If you already have a citation for the article that you are looking for,

e.g. Danner, B. "Speaking Daggers." Shakespeare Quarterly 54.1 (2003): 29-62.

Then you can use this to find a copy of the article.There are several ways to do this, but the most reliable way is using the journal title.

Search for the "Title of the journal" (within quotation marks). Once you have found a record for the journal, browse by year, volume, issue, page number to find a copy of the article.

Quickly Find a specific article using Library Search | Ketu

You can use Library Search | Ketu  to find an article from a citation.

Search for the "Title of the article" (within quotation marks).

Quickly Find a Specific Article using Google Scholar

You can use Google Scholar to find an article from a citation:
  • Try searching Google Scholar for the "Title of the Article" (usually within quotation marks)
  • Look for Otago Article Link in your results list to access the article through our library databases
  • NOTE: You may need to adjust your Google Scholar settings to display these links under Library Links find and then select University of Otago - Otago Article Link.

Off-Campus? Access Google Scholar via this link:

Google Scholar Search

Request a FREE Copy of an article we don't have in our library

If you have checked the library catalogue and found that the article you need is not available here, you can request a free copy through our "Get It" Interloan service.