ENG 300W - Introduction to Literary Criticism

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Use Article Linker to request articles when full text is not available.

  • Click Search for article adjacent to database search results to locate an electronic or print article.
  • If article not available online (in a different database) or in print (in the library), click Submit an Interlibrary Loan Request to request a copy.
  • If you are not a registered user, click First Time User and complete the form.
  • You will receive a link to the electronic article (pdf) by e-mail in 3-5 working days.

How to read scholarly articles




Find Articles

There are four specialist repository search engines.  There is much overlap between these services, and at present (2019) it is not clear which is best. They are:

  • BASE (possibly particularly good for material from continental Europe)
  • CORE
  • OAIster (via WorldCat)

These browser extension help you located full-text articles online.

Aaron Tay writes about various topics related to librarianship and electronic resources.
"Aaron Tay is currently Library Analytics Manager, Singapore Management University and before that was E-services Facilitator, Senior Librarian at the National University of Singapore Libraries."

Academic related browser extensions : Browser extensions (Scite/Scholarcy)and improvements to Zotero
This has a great introduction to the most popular browser extensions as well as a discussion of the three mentioned in the title of the article.

A comparison of 6 Access Broker browser extensions Lean Library, Kopernio, Anywhere Access, Libkey Nomad & more
This is a great (but long) discussion of browser extensions to find full-text articles.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

What does Peer-Reviewed mean? 

A scholarly periodical requires that each article submitted for publication be judged by an independent panel of experts (scholarly or scientific peers). Articles not approved by a majority of these peers are not accepted for publication by the journal. Peer-reviewed articles are generally considered to be scholarly and reliable resources.

Peer-Review Process Explained: 

Accessing the Library Online from Home

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Maine.edu Login: Your maine.edu information is the same username and password you use to access the UMA portal, Brightspace/Brightspace, MaineStreet, and other University resources.

URSUS Library Login: Library card/student ID/barcode numbers must be current and activated with the library in order for this option to work.

This is an IMAGE ONLY, showing the screen and instructions that will appear when you are using the library online:

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