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.

More than 28,000 sources from 157 countries in 23 languages, including over 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. Default search is Headline plus Lead Paragraph. Expand 'More Options' to change to Full Article or limit to Headline only.

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 Database with HAPI Index

Publication coverage: PRISMA: coverage varies with title; HAPI: coverage from 1970

PRISMA Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanisticas is a comprehensive reference resource providing full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America and the Caribbean Basin. The Hispanic American Periodicals Index provides complete bibliographic citations to the contents of scholarly journals published around the world on Latin America and the Caribbean since 1970.
Library to Host Indigenous Art Exhibition

An exhibition of Indigenous Art will be hosted in Queen’s University Library during the week of September 26, 2022 in honour of Truth and Reconciliation.

Renovations in progress on ground floor at Stauffer Library
Renovations Underway at Stauffer

Queen’s University Library (QUL) has recently begun renovations to the ground floor of Joseph S. Stauffer Library. This work will progress over the coming year and include updates to the ground floor of the library itself, as well as the rotunda and logia spaces.

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Our librarians provide information expertise for research and teaching in your field. You can use our email form to contact a specialist in this area.