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Comparative Literature

Research Guide for Comparative Literature

Indexes and Databases


JSTOR - Full text database containing back runs of 2,000 journals, excluding the most recent issues (3-5 years). (netID restricted)

MLA International Bibliography - Coverage, 1926-present. Literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore from 4,400 journals and series published worldwide. netID restricted)

Project MUSE - Full-text access to over 300 journals in the arts and humanities. (netID restricted)


Arts & Humanities Citation Index (via Web of Science) - Coverage, 1984-present. Multidisciplinary index of 1,100 arts and humanities journals plus relevant items from 6,800 major science and social science journals. (netID restricted)

Artstor - Digital library of 1.8 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. (netID restricted)

Film & Television Literature Index - Comprehensive bibliographic database covering all types of writing, such as trade publications, news media and scholarly articles, and including international publications. (netID restricted)

Historical Abstracts - Comprehensive bibliography of material on the history of the world from 1450 to the present. (netID restricted)

Humanities Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 - Citations to articles covering a wide-range of humanities disciplines appearing in English-language periodicals and magazines published between 1907 and 1984. (netID restricted)

Women's Studies International - Covers the core disciplines in Women's Studies from ca. 1972 to the present. (netID restricted)


Academic Search Premier - Multi-disciplinary database containing a large collection of peer-reviewed full-text journals in a broad range of academic disciplines. (netID restricted)

Proquest Dissertations and Theses - Includes records for foreign dissertations beginning in the year 1637 and U.S. dissertations beginning with the first one, accepted in 1861. (netID restricted)

Google Scholar - Use to search for scholarly books and articles.  Access it through the Rutgers University Libraries website so you are connected to the full text of items in the libraries' collections.



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