English and Literature Resources


Find Articles (* WWCC Identification number required for off campus access.)

*Academic Search Premier: This is the largest collection of indexed full-text articles available through WWCC. The collection is interdisciplinary so be ready to find lots of articles on varying topics.

*ProQuest Research Library: Find scholarly research, trade publication, newspaper and magazine articles on a variety of topics. Many of the articles indexed in this database are full text.

Directory of Open Access Journals: A collection of scholarly reviewed open access journals. This is a multi-disciplinary database. Please check with your instructor to make sure they will accept open access journals.

*CQ Researcher: A great place look for controversial issues and in-depth background information on a variety of current topics.

*EBSCO Education Databases: Search the ERIC, Teacher Reference Center, Professional
Development Collection, Vocational and Career Collection, and eBook Collection all at once - if you desire an article that is not available in full-text, we can request it for you.

*Religion and Philosophy Collection: An essential tool for writing about religion and philosophy.

*Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection: A collection of articles on psychology, therapy, behavioral studies and personality issues; most are peer reviewed.

*Historical New York Times: Actual articles back to 1851 from one of the world's most respected newspapers.

*National Newspapers Core: Search the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post all at the same time.

*Newspaper Source: Find news articles from around the world.

*Washington State Newsstand: Articles from newspapers such as the Seattle Times and Tri-City Herald.

*ArticleFirst: Index of more than 13,000 journals in many topic areas.

*GREENR: Find information on environmental and natural resources.

*Films on Demand: FOD Digital Education Video provides high-quality multimedia films for academic, vocational, and life-skills content.


Selected Websites

IRIS: Research can be confusing. Sometimes you need a little help, whether it be getting started or getting past certain hurdles.  The Information & Research Instruction Suite (IRIS) provides tutorial modules for each stage of the research process.  IRIS is designed to help the researcher find, use, and convey information efficiently and effectively with proper citations.

Purdue Online Writing Lab: Way more than a place to check your citation style, OWL has tools to help you start writing, define academic writing, ways to succeed in college and as a creative writer. OWL even provides resources to help you figure out how to compose your resume and cover letter.

ProCon.org: ProCon is a non-profit organization that researches controversial issues and presents a close to unbiased analysis. The stated goal of the organization is to promote critical thinking by providing information.

Internet Public Library: Literary Criticism Guide: Librarians and volunteers at the IPL created this collection of web based resources for finding information on literature and writing literary criticism.

Internet Public Library: Historical Literature Search Results: To find historical literature try some of these links from the IPL database.

Voice of the Shuttle: This database is maintained by a professor and students at University of California, Santa Barbara. The goal is collect freely available materials on a variety of topics related to the Humanities. This is a great place to find high-quality resources for literary study.


Assignment Guides

Class/Assignment Guides by Topic: Visit here for additional resources for assignments dealing with specific topics or themes.