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English Writing & Literature: English Writing & Literature Journals

This guide provides starting points for research in English.

American Literature

Children's Literature

Christianity & Literature

Comparative & Contemporary Literature

English Literature

Historical Literature

International Literature

Literature for Teachers


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Boston Public Library Resource

Peer Reviewed Content

United States Government Document or Publication

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.