Literature - Finding Articles

For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with.

Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals – perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles. This page lists key sources for Literature:



An academic journal archive containing thousands of articles on a wide range of subjects. You will need to search other databases to find the most recent years.

A full text database which includes classic and contemporary short stories and poems, classic novels, author biographies, criticism and reviews, synopses and journal articles.

Brilliant for literature assignments as it contains the full text of thousands of critical articles and book chapters, plus biographical details and plot summaries which you can listen to.

The world’s leading source of articles and chapters on literature, language, folklore and related culture.

Collections of articles from a variety of humanities and social sciences. We have bought the collection which includes Literature and Film. Not only an excellent for Literature students, it is useful for subjects as far ranging as Computer Games, Theatre and Music Technology.


• ELH  (in Library only) 

A long-standing, peer-reviewed journal covering major works in English and American literature.

Internationally recognized as the leading, peer-reviewed journal in the field of Commonwealth and postcolonial literatures

An international peer-reviewed journal covering the latest developments in stylistic analysis, the linguistic analysis of literature

The major, peer-reviewed journal covering English and American literature across the 1800s.


The most well-known, American, peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of literature around the world from medieval to modern – very popular with staff and students in Portsmouth.

A long-standing, peer-reviewed journal covering all areas of English literature and the English language from the earliest period to the present.

Britain’s principal international, peer-reviewed journal of radical literary studies. Postcolonial literature, queer theory, Gothic and the work of Jean Rhys, Angela Carter and Charlotte Brontë are just some examples of popular articles in this journal.

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Anne Worden

Faculty Librarian


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Sharon Bittner

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