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ENGL 3154: Contemporary American Writing: Recommended Databases

Recommended Databases for Literature and Film Research

8. The Brooklyn College Library subscribes to over 400 different article databases and although oneSEARCH searches a lot of them at the same time, it doesn’t search all of them.

From the Library’s website, click on the Databases link.



One of the options ("Browse Databases by Title") will present you with an A-Z list of all the databases the Library subscribes to.

Try searching several (or all) of the databases below to look for articles in scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals.

Multi-disciplinary databases (cover a lot of different subjects, including literature, film, theater, and music):

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Humanities Sources
  • Project Muse

Subject-specific databases:

  • America: History and Life (American History)
  • Film and Television Literature Index
  • International Bibliography of Theater and Dance with Full Text
  • Literature Resource Center
  • MLA International Bibliography (Literature)
  • Music Index Online