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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 on the right).



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


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