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Engl-1B: Finding Articles & Books

instructor: Banerjee

Accessing Online Sources through the EVC Library

Library Research for Engl-1B

Search the library's online Article Databases

for biographies, essays, and literary critiques on a variety of authors and their works.


Accessing Online Sources through the EVC Library

To find Books on use the catalog search on Our Website: The Library Catalog

To find Articles, it is better to go directly to the Library's databases. The Databases                                  

To access databases from the library's website:

1. Go to the library homepage at

2. Click on Find Articles & Media below

3. Select the database you wish to search OR 

4. For the Best Bets for this assignment, select the Literature link on the right. 

For articles, select a database to search and log in with your email.



To access databases from the library's website:


searching for articles

Accessing Databases

Library databases contain electronic copies of articles from newspapers, magazine and journals. To connect to databases from off campus, enter your NAME followed by your 7-digit STUDENT ID number. 

Click on any of the recommended databases below or to the right to begin your research: 


  •  Gale in Context Biography  Best bet for finding biographical information about your author.
  • Biography in Context provides biographical overview of prominent and celebrated people -- both current and historic from all eras and occupations -- in society. You can use Person Search to combine different criteria (for example, ethnicity and occupation) to create a highly-focused search. In this database, you will find biographies, newspaper articles, magazine articles, scholarly journal articles and media.
  • Bloom's Literary Reference  Use for literary criticism, work overviews, and author biographies. eBooks.
  • Gale Literature Resource Center Collection of reference eBooks covering many subjects, including literature. 
  • Academic Video Online (AVON) This database has over 80,000 educational videos, including documentaries, interviews, performances, feature films, and newsreels that cover a wide range of subject areas, including anthropology, business, counseling, film, gender & sexuality, health, history, music, science, social sciences, and more. For more information, visit the ProQuest Academic Video Online LibGuide.

  • Gale Academic OneFile  Alternate Name(s): Academic OneFile

    Gale Academic OneFile, provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources and covers everything from art and literature to economics and the sciences. Also included are thousands of podcasts and videos.


Some databases have changed this semester, and some have changed their names. 

The Library has purchased many new Gale literature titles 

Go to the Library A-Z database list for all the databases

Recommended Article Databases

For in-depth articles from journals, magazines and newspapers, search the following:

Academic Search Complete


Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary database and thus can be used to find information on research paper topics for any of your classes at EVC. This database will be helpful for finding information on thousands of topics, including current and controvesial topics. This database includes:

  • Newspaper articles
  • Magazine articles
  • Academic journal articles


Recommend eBook Databases

To find print and ebooks, you can search our library catalog, or you can directly search our ebook databases for books that are accessible online:

Recommended Reference Databases

For short overview or background articles, search the following reference databases:

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More article databases