This guide features the Proctor Library's most useful and comprehensive sources for English and Literature related research. If you have any questions or need help with a English or Literature assignment, please see a librarian at our Ask Here Desk or contact librarian Jessie Rutland at

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Book Review Digest:
Rather than consult the physical Book Review Digest books for post-1983 publications, you can look up the title of a book here and get citations to reviews of the book. For titles published pre-1983 you can find BRD shelved in the reference collection under REF Z1219 .C96.

Has Peer Reviewed: No
Searchable in Discovery: Yes

Our only database dedicated solely to scholarly literature with articles in the fields of history, politicial science, archaeology, art history, anthropology, literature and languages, music, and more; however, JSTOR usually is unable to provide access to the most recently published articles.

Has Peer Reviewed: Yes
Searchable in Discovery: Yes

Literary Reference Center Plus:
Features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries and work overviews, full-text essays, literary reference books, full text for literary magazines and journals, book reviews, poems, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, and much more.

Has Peer Reviewed: Yes
Searchable in Discovery: Yes

Project MUSE:
Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content.

Has Peer Reviewed: Yes
Searchable in Discovery: Yes


MLA Cheat Sheet
Download our MLA Style Guide, 8th ed. Cheat Sheet (2016) as a PDF
Print Books
MLA Handbook (8th Edition) -- RREF LB2369 .G53 2016 * 
* RREF stands for Ready Reference near the Ask Here desk on the first floor.

Comparison Guide
Download our Comparison Guide as a PDF
This guide shows some basic examples side-by-side between APA, ASA, Chicago, and MLA.

Web Resources on MLA
The Owl - The Purdue Online Writing Lab

Zotero - Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.