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This guide is developed to assist students researching topics in literary and cultural studies, composition and rhetoric, and film and media studies. Refer to other subject guides and the tabs below for related resources.

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Classic Catalog Search

Search here for books, media, and the titles of journals we own.

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar Search

Open Access Journals


One of many open-access journals in Literature, from DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).

PMLA Table of Contents

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Recommended Databases

These databases are particularly good for research in literary studies.

Databases for Literary Research

General Databases

These databases cover a wide range of topics and will help you  find a number of full-text scholarly articles to begin your research.

Online Journals

Where are the print journals?

The library focuses on providing online access to journals when possible. However, a small collection of print issues of journals are located on the second floor of the Kresge wing of the Purdy-Kresge Library. They are arranged alphabetically by title.

Check the library catalog to see whether a journal is available in print or online.

Literary Theory Books and Reference Resources

History and Background


Definitions & Literary Analysis

Web Resources

Literary Magazines

Literary Magazines

Available through WSU Libraries

Yale Review

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center (Includes The Iowa Review, The Southern Review, Southwest Review, Boulevard, Virginia Quarterly Review, Kenyon Review, AGNI, Greensboro Review, The American Poetry Review, New England Review, Poetry, Antioch Review, Massachusetts Review)

ProQuest Central (Includes New Yorker, Ploughshares, Michigan Quarterly Review, Harvard Review, The Atlantic Monthly)

Project Muse  (Includes Fourth Genre, River Teeth, Missouri Review, The Sewanee Review, Prairie Schooner)

Request through Interlibrary Loan

Paris Review, A Public Space, North American Review, Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, The Gettysburg Review, One Story, Zyzzyva, ZoeTrope: All Story, Fiction, Granta, Black Warrior Review, The Threepenny Review, n+1, Conjunctions, Ninth Letter, Glimmer Train (ceased publication 2019), American Short Fiction, New Letters, Alaska Quarterly Review, CutBank,

Available freely online

Colorado Review, Oxford American, Narrative Magazine, Able Muse Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, TriQuarterly, crazyhorse, Harper’s Magazine,