Skip to main content
Research Guides

ENG 210: History of the English Language: Home

Prof. Whitaker, Spring 2015

Key Databases

Welcome to the Research Guide for ENG 210: History of the English Language.  Feel free to contact me if you need additional help (see sidebar).


These databases contain a combination of full text articles (ready to read online) and citation information about articles, book chapters, or books.

Best Bets

Etymologies & Definitions

Additional Resources

Search Tip

  • use synonyms and truncation to find all the ways your topic is expressed--databases are very literal
  • combine multiple concepts using AND / OR for best results

sample topic:   Chaucer's construction of marriage

(Chaucer OR "Franklin's Tale" OR "Wife of Bath's Tale") - synonymous concepts

AND (marriage OR wyf* OR wife* OR housebonde OR husband OR [other specific examples]) - truncation


Starting Your Research

SuperSearch can be a great place to start to find out what's out there on a topic you're interested in. SuperSearch will find books, films, journal articles, news, and almost everything else the library has — from popular to scholarly sources. You can use the filters on the results screen to improve your results.


For searching with more focus and precision, try one of the databases recommended on this guide, or search the Library Catalog for books.

Karen Storz

Karen Storz's picture
Karen Storz
chat loading...
Schedule an Appointment

Research & Instruction Librarian
Office: Clapp Library 218B