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If you are enrolled as an off-campus student, you may wish to make use of some special services that the Library offers, including Document Delivery and remote access to our databases. See Distance Education Library Services for additional information.
For books in the circulating collection (Main Stacks), use the Online Catalog. Type in the author's name (last name first name) as a Subject search. Look at the book titles listed under the main heading for the author, under the Criticism and Interpretation subheading, and under the subheading for the individual work (if listed).
Students enrolled off-site can have books mailed to their home address. Please use our Document Delivery service to order book materials.
Use the subscription databases available from the library's Web site to locate literary criticism articles. The following are the databases that will be most relevant:
American Periodicals Series: 1740-1900
This database offers digitized pages from over 1,100 periodical titles, including literary journals, published in the United States. A work-in-progress, American Periodical Series currently includes material through the early twentieth century.
JSTOR is a multidisciplinary database which contains the full-text of articles from core journals in 26 academic disciplines. Coverage is from each journal's first issue and continues through 2-5 years from the most recently published issues. Forty-Eight Language and Literature journals are included in JSTOR.
*Click here to access a guide on using JSTOR.
Literature Resources from Gale
This wide-ranging product from Gale Group includes much of the content found in Gale's various print reference series. Also included are full-text articles from over 250 literary journals as well as the ability to search the MLA Bibliography. Remember to use "Exact Title" when conducting title searches.
MLA (Modern Language Association) International Bibliography is the most comprehensive source for citations relating to literature, linguistics, and folklore. MLA includes nearly 2 million citations to articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, and bibliographies extending back to 1926.
If you have a citation and need to see if FLITE owns the article in any format, click on the Find It link under each citation.
If you've determined that Ferris does not own the journals which contain articles indexed in MLA, request the article as an InterLibrary Loan. Generally, InterLibrary Loans take about 5-10 business days to arrive.
*Click here to access a guide on using Literature Resources from Gale.
A partnership of several non-profit publishers, Project Muse offers full-text articles from over 250 journals. Full-text coverage for each journal varies but usually starts in the mid- to late- 1990s. Journals in Muse encompass the social sciences, humanities, and the arts; specific fields covered by Muse include literature and education.
*Click here to access a guide on using Project Muse.
For information on accessing databases from off-campus, click here.
RefBase is a citation management resource provided by the library. You can create an account and format your citations in a fraction of the time it takes to format citations without this great tool.
Citation Style Guide: MLA (PDF)
An online version of FLITE's MLA Quick Reference handout, requires Adoboe Acrobat Reader.
Contact: Paul Kammerdiner / Email / Phone: 231-591-3037 / Office: FLITE 331
Last update: September 28, 2010