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English and Writing: Databases and Literature Searching

Finding Resources: Summary

Use Library Search to find articles, books, reports, DVDs, CDs and more.

Use Cite them right for Harvard referencing. Here is a link to a 'sample text and reference list using the Harvard style'.

Use your online reading list.

Drama Online for play texts, books and audio-visual resources

Drama Online is an online collection of full-text plays from Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare and Faber, as well over 100 full-text books providing critical analysis and contextual information.

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The following is a list of specialist databases for English and Writing

Online Encyclopædia

Keeping up to date with Journals

Newspapers from International Newsstream


International Newsstream allows you to search and access the full text of the main UK newspapers (Financial Times, Times, Guardian, Telegraph etc), some European newspapers and newswires.