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Comparative Literature: A Library Research Guide for Concentrators: Identifying Secondary Sources (Scholarship)

Compiled by Mary George, Spring 2015; revised by John Logan, 27 February 2019

Selected Databases for Criticism & Theory

In addition to the following, be sure to explore the relevant research guides and subject list of databases.

    Full-Text Journal Articles

Note that although these three resources can be exceedingly useful, they do not comprise all the scholarly publications you will want to explore for your independent work.

If You Want to Explore Princeton Senior Theses

You can search by academic department, advisor, words in the thesis title, class year, or student name. If you find a senior thesis you would like to read, take the information from this database to the Mudd Manuscript Library. It is located across Olden Street from the E-Quad and between the Computer Science Building and the Carl Fields Center.

If You Need Doctoral Dissertations

Whenever you identify a Ph.D. dissertation you would like to see (for instance, as a result of searching MLA International Bibliography), you should copy the title of it into the following database. This will usually provide the abstract and, for fairly recent ones, a link to the pdf of the entire work. If you can't get to the full text, either e-mail me or confer with another librarian, in person or via the chat service.