As of October 31, 2014 Essay & General Literature Index has been cancelled and will no longer be available through the Rutgers University Libraries. The Libraries deeply regret any inconvenience to our user community.
You may find the following print and electronic resources of some utility to your research:
- Essay & General Literature Index
- America: History and Life
- Google Scholar
- Historical Abstracts
- MLA International Bibliography
- Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
- Keyword searches in the Rutgers often (though not always) discover chapters in books.
You may also wish to consult with a reference librarian for other ways to help find the resources you need.
If you have additional concerns about how to pursue your information needs, you may contact: Ask a Librarian.
A bibliographic database that cites essays and articles contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. Now includes nearly 86,000 essays from almost 700 collections. Essays from more than 300 volumes and more than 20 annuals and serial publications are added annually. Also provides full bibliographic information on collective titles indexed. Focuses on the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science, and history to criticism of literary works, drama, and film.
Searchable by personal and corporate author, title, subject, and keyword, and also by Dewey and LC classification numbers, publisher, publication year, ISBN and ISSN, series, and country of publication.
Help is available via a link in the upper right corner of every screen.
For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?
User tools and features
- Search history alerts.
- Compatible with RefWorks.
- Saved searches. Free My EBSCOHost account required.
- A visual search tab allows the user to search efficiently across broad subjects, and then returns a visual map of results, organized by topic.
- iPhone and Android applications.
1985 to the present.
Collections of articles and essays; annual volumes.
Type of coverage
Bibliographic citations to articles/chapters in books and annuals.
Print counterpart or
Essay and General Literature Index: See the for specific holdings. All print subscriptions at Rutgers libraries canceled as of 2008.
Vendor/electronic presentation provider