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English Language & Literature: Journals & Databases



Coverage from January 2010

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The following databases are just a small number of available databases.

Historical books

  • Early English Books Online (EEBO) 
    (contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America)


  • Humanities Source Ultimate 
    (contains over 1100 full-text journals and has a collection of over 700 open access journals)
  • JSTOR 
    (a not-for-profit organization with a trusted archive of important scholarly journals)
  • LION 
    (the world's largest cross-searchable database of literature and criticism running from the 8th to the 21st Century)


  • Drama Online 
    (offers full text plays from new and established writers together with scholarly notes, annotated texts, critical analysis)

Dictionaries & Reference Books


A full list of relevant databases for your subject area is available by clicking here.

What is?

A journal is an academic publication that is published regularly, which contains research by academics and researchers.

A database is an online collection of information such as journal articles, reports, case studies, ebooks and images which you can use in your studies. Some databases deal with one format (e.g. journal articles) or one subject while others deal with several subjects (known as multidisciplinary) and contain several formats.

An evaluation of professional or academic work by other experts working in the same field.

Open access is a publishing model for scholarly communication that makes research information available to readers at no cost, as opposed to the traditional subscription model in which readers have access to scholarly information by paying a subscription (usually via libraries).


MIRR is the college's Institutional Repository and is an example of what is available on open access. The repository contains research conducted by MIC lecturers and researchers.

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