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ENG 408: Reader Response: Finding Scholarly Sources

Next Steps

Once you have a good idea of your topic, you'll need to do some more in-depth searching.  Finding excellent, relevant resources is not always the easiest thing to do.

Research is a process - sometimes a long one.  But there are ways of growing your resource list without losing your mind.

As You Search, Please Remember...

You may need to borrow journal articles that Westminster doesn't own, a service called Interlibrary Loan that is completely FREE but can take a day or two. If you haven't yet registered for an ILLiad account, CLICK HERE.  

Librarians are here to help. If you can't find the resources you need, stop by the library, or get in touch with Jamie.


Online Indexes and Databases

These resources will help you to find scholarly literary criticism and research, as well as reviews and other articles from popular (non-scholarly) sources. 

Use the tools available in these resources to narrow your results to "peer-reviewed" or "academic" articles if looking for scholarly sources.

There are other indexes and databases that might be helpful to you, depending on your topic.  For a full list of available online indexes and databases, see our Online Journals and Reference Sources webpage.