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English and Creative Writing: Articles & key databases

Gale Literature

Detail of Gale Topic Finder visual from "The Testaments"

Gale Literature is a huge, high quality, online resource comprising prose, plays and poems and a range of criticism and reference resources.  There is some overlap with Literature Online (LION), particularly in the primary works / biographical content, however Gale provides valuable contextuality via their Topic Finder (see example above) and Term Frequency tools - look out for these in your search results. There are also practical reading functions available such as screen-reading, downloads, highlights, notes and definitions. Visit the What's Inside page to find out more about the individual collections in Gale Literature including title lists.

ProQuest One Literature

ProQuest One Literature logo

ProQuest One Literature has been selected for subscription by the English & Creative Writing department and comprises, "more than 500,000 works of poetry, drama and prose from the eighth century to the present day". Take some time to explore this rich collection which also includes the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, links to full-text journal articles, author biographies, audio recordings of Shakespeare plays, and videos of poets reading their and others' work. Recent additions include the Black Writing Collection and the World Literature Collection.

Key Databases

Primo Search

Search In Primo

Searching for journal articles on Primo

Journals provide important sources of academic information. 

You can search for ​journal articles using the Articles search ​in Primo.

FAQ 1185 has detailed instructions on how to search for full-text articles on Primo.