Languages, Literatures and Cultures

This page will help you to identify key starting points for your research. Your liaison librarian is available for research consultation and can help you design research strategies, access key databases, effectively use the information resources of Queen’s University Library and beyond, and stay current in your field. Tailored research skill instruction can be provided for specific classes. Queen's University Library evaluates, purchases and makes available teaching and research materials to support this interdisciplinary program including books, journals, databases and multimedia resources.

Academic Search Complete

Publication coverage: 1865 - present

Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary database which provides indexing (with abstracts) to peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, monographs and reports.

Factiva

Publication coverage: Varies by publication.

Provides access to more than 28,000 sources from 157 countries in 23 languages, including more than 600 continuously updated newswires. Contains same-day and archival coverage of key newspapers, including The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

Literature Online

Publication coverage: 1892 - present (some primary texts date from 600 AD)

MLA International Bibliography

Publication coverage: 1925 - present

Comprehensive index to scholarly writing on literature, language, linguistics, literary criticism, folklore, drama, literary genres, etc.

PRISMA - Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanisticas

Publication coverage: 1991 - present

Comprehensive subject area coverage includes anthropology, business, economics, history, literature, political science and sociology.
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CORA polling data now freely available

Queen’s University Library in collaboration with the Canadian Opinion Research Archive (CORA) and the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is making CORA polling data freely available to the public via the Ontario Council of University Libraries’...

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Union Gallery Vitrine Project

The Union Gallery presents its newest edition of the Vitrine Project:

Tanya Lukin Linklater: The Harvest Sturdies and A Girl

Curated by Magdalyn Asimakis | On view beginning December 9, 2017 – January 31, 2018

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