Electronic article databases can be found on the library home page by clicking on Databases from the "Articles" tab. Literature databases can also be found, more directly, under “Literature/Drama” in the Research by Subject menu.
Academic Search Complete
(general academic articles)
Humanities International Complete
(humanities, including literature, art, music)
MLA International Bibliography
(literature and language)
(humanities, social sciences, sciences)
Several of them that use the same EBSCOhost software (Academic Search Complete, Humanities International Complete, and MLA International Bibliography) can be searched simultaneously.
Searching MLA International Bibliography, Humanities International Complete, and Academic Search Complete:
These three databases use the same (EBSCO) search interface.
Search for the title of the work and the author, as in the following search using William Faulkner's short story "A Rose for Emily" as the example. If the title of the work has more than one word, put it in quotes for the best results.
Click on the full-text links or on
to see where else you can obtain a copy.
If the item you’re looking for is a book or book chapter instead of an article, do a separate Title search in the EIU Online Catalog
for the book title.
Special note when searching for John Updike’s short story “A&P”: The ampersand and letter A cause problems with searching in most databases. To get around this issue, search MLA by itself, using these terms: DE "'A & P'"
(DE double-quote single-quote A & P single-quote double-quote - or just copy and paste the terms above into a search box.)
Searching Project Muse:
Searches in Project Muse
, a collection of electronic journals that covers many topics in the humanities, can be conducted similarly to how you search in MLA. Everything in Project Muse is available in full-text.