Roberta Tipton
May 15, 2009
Learning Tools: Class Guides: Dana Class Guides:
The Military in American Literature
Prof. Heyward Ehrlich

Library Resources

Rutgers University Libraries Homepage (
This web site gives access to all the print and electronic holdings purchased by the Rutgers University Libraries, plus resource lists and pathfinders constructed by information professionals across the system. You need to obtain a barcode from a circulation desk in order to borrow any materials from the Rutgers Libraries.

Connect from Off Campus
Click on this link on the Rutgers University Libraries homepage to find out how to reach our resources from your home.

Search Library Catalogs
The online library catalog of the Rutgers University Libraries gives students and faculty ready access to over 3 million print volumes in 22 libraries across the state, plus multimedia and many full-text electronic journals. You may limit searches to DANA or use the DELIVER/RECALL BOOK or REQUEST ARTICLE/OTHER buttons to intralibrary loan books or articles from other Rutgers libraries. Here are some sample searches:
World War, 1939-1945 Literature and the war -- SUBJECT begins with
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 Literature and the conflict -- SUBJECT begins with
War Stories, American History and criticism -- SUBJECT begins with
Crane, Stephen -- SUBJECT begins with (Note that this is the author's name as a subject. That way you find items about the author and his works.)
American Literature-- PERIODICAL TITLE begins with)

Find Articles

Click on Find Articles, then click on Indexes and Databases.

Literature Resource Center (Gale)
The Literature Resource Center contains full text articles about authors and literary classics from many countries plus Web links to even more information. You may search by author, title, or genre (type of literature).

Academic Search Premier (Ebscohost)
This multidisciplinary database indexes periodicals in many different fields and on many different levels, from general interest to scholarly. Students find it a handy place to begin searches because it is partly full text and because it covers so many different subjects. However, you might find that you need something more. Rutgers offers you more than 160 periodical indexes and databases in many subject areas. Don't stop here if you need additional information.

Humanities Full Text
One of the best sources for undergraduates in many fields, the Humanities Full Text indexes core scholarly periodicals in literature, history, film studies, mass media, philosophy, archaeology, music, art, and journalism.

MLA International Bibliography (Ebscohost)
The premier literary database from the Modern Language Association with coverage from 1963 onwards. International in scope; offers the broadest and deepest treatment of world literature in one database. Can be overwhelming because of its depth and complexity of source material.

America: History and Life
Professional historian's database. Tremendous detail and complexity, but filled with useful material.

More Specialized Indexes and Databases

Three Ways to Find Articles

  1. The article is linked to full text in your database.
  2. Click on Article Linker or , which will lead to locations of the articles.
  3. Search the Rutgers library catalog.
  • Go to the Rutgers University Libraries Homepage
  • Click on Search Library Catalogs to find the periodicals owned by the Rutgers Libraries. Search by the periodical title, often found in periodical indexes under "Source". Using Begins with focuses your search.
  • Look at the periodical record. (The online record for a given periodical title may be separate from the print record, but is usually found within the non-microform record as electronic access.)

Other Resources

Library of Congress American Memory Project Current relevant online exhibits from the Library of Congress include:
Churchill and the Great Republic
From the Home Front and the Front Lines
The Gettysburg Address
Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters During World War II

Selected Dana Library Guides from Natalie Borisovets, History Bibliographer

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