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ENG102: Writing About Literature (Beaulieu-Smith)

Why should I look for academic articles?

Why should you do research in academic journals?

  • Academic journal articles are often authored by scholars active in a particular field
  • Academic journal articles provide a close look at a particular topic
  • Academic journal articles often provide data to support their findings
  • Academic journal articles can lead readers to other sources through their bibliographies

If you find one good article that supports your research, you can use the bibliography at the end of the paper to locate further research.

Finding Articles through the BCC Libraries

BCC Libraries offer a variety of databases in which you can locate magazine, newspaper, trade, and scholarly journal articles.  The databases below have been chosen especially for research for ENG102.

We also use 2 databases at the Boston Public Library that we do not own:  Jstor & Literary Criticism Online. Both are listed below with an icon.  

You will need a Boston Public Library E-Card

Please watch the tutorial on the left hand side to sign up for an e-card.

Bristol Databases

Recommended Databases for English

JSTOR Tutorial

Academic Search Premier Tutorial