Scholarly Journal Articles (databases)
  • Literary Reference Center Plus: Comprehensive index of reference works, books, literary journals, and original content.
    • Tip: Browse "All Authors" using the navigation link on the left side of the main search page
  • Academic Search Complete - Index, abstracts, and full text for many scholarly publications covering all academic areas of study.

Find books, ebooks, and evideos in our library's collection by searching the Library Catalog
  • keep searches simple - one or two keywords or a short phrase
  • pull-down search type to search for a specific author or title
  • browse by subject heading to find additional sources
  • click the OhioLINK button for more sources (request usually filled in 2-3 business days)

Suggested subject headings to browse for books and ebooks - Literature
American literature -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
American poetry -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
American literature -- 1783-1850
American Literature Revolutionary Period 1775 1783
American literature -- 19th century
American Poetry 19th Century
American Literature New England
Transcendentalism New England
Romanticism United States

Suggested subject headings to browse for books and ebooks - Historical Context
Indian mythology -- North America
United States History Revolution 1775 1783
United States History Colonial Period Ca 1600 1775
United States History War Of 1812
United States History 1815 1861

Reference Books
Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature (also available as an ebook online)
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America
100 key documents in American democracy
The chronology of American literature
Handbook of Native American literature
Encyclopedia of American history
The Facts on File companion to the American short story

Additional resources
Internet Archive: Access millions of downloadable books and other texts free online
Timeline of American Literature and Events: Informational, educational site created by Washington State University professor Donna M. Campbell

Finding images
  • Artstor - A digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. Create an account to download and save high-quality digital image files.
  • Flickr - search by keyword, then use drop-down menu (top left side) to change "any license" to "all creative commons" (what is Creative Commons?)
  • Pixabay - free online image database; create an account to download and save image files

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