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PORTUG 221: Introduction to Luso-Brazilian Literatures (Fall 2022) : Find Articles

This course guide is for students of PORTUG 221 to help them with their research.

Literature Databases

Literature Resource Center includes information on a large number of authors and literary works taken from Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twayne's Authors Online, and other sources. In addition to biographical information, LRC includes full-text articles from more than 130 literary journals, a dictionary of literary terms, and links to 5,000 relevant Web sites and special collections. (Updated continuously)

The electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to 1925 and indexes critical materials on literature, criticism, drama, languages, linguistics, and folklore. Searchable by subject, author, author-as-subject, title, etc. Provides access to citations from over 4,400 journals, series, books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. International coverage is represented by literature from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. While the majority of records are from English-language publications, at least sixty other languages are represented including French, Spanish, German, Russian, Portuguese, Norwegian, and Swedish. Many articles listed have no abstracts. Many Find It links to full text from other providers such as JSTOR or Project Muse appear in the MLA. (Updated 10 times per year)

Project Muse provides full text access to more than 300 humanities and social science journals from various publishers. Disciplines covered include art, anthropology, literature, film, theatre, history, ethnic and cultural studies, music, philosophy, religion, psychology, sociology and women's studies.

Multi-Subject Databases

Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary database that provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including approximately 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. A total of 8,500 journals are indexed and abstracted. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for over 100 journals and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. (Updated daily)

JSTOR is a full-text journal database which provides access to more than 1,200 titles in the fields of African-American studies, anthropology, architecture, Asian studies, biological sciences, botany, ecology, economics, education, film, finance, folklore, history, language, literature, mathematics, middle east studies, music, philosophy, political science, population/demography, religion, sociology, and statistics. Coverage begins with volume one of each title and continues to within 3 to 5 years of the most current issue, depending on the title. The "moving wall" represents the time period between the last issue available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal; it is specified by publishers in their license agreements with JSTOR. Graphs, photographs, and other images are included. UW-Madison Libraries have acquired the following JSTOR collections: Arts & Sciences I-XIV; Biological Sciences; Business; Ecology & Botany I-II; Health & General Sciences; Ireland; Language & Literature; Music. (Updated irregularly)

Search Tips

  • Use AND to combine different words to find all those words, in any order
    • Assis AND Casmurro
  • Use OR to combine similar words or synonyms
    • money OR wealth
  • Use quotation marks (" ") to search words as a phrase
    • "Tieta do Agreste"
  • Use an asterisk (*) to find varied endings of words and singular and plural forms.
    • father* to find father, fathers, or fatherhood
  • Look at Subjects to find additional keywords and use them to find relevant and specific results.

Searching Within Databases

For written directions, see: Searching Within Databases