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Welcome to the Research Guide for ENG 213: Chaucer. Here you'll find some useful starting places for your research. Please feel free to contact me with questions or assistance with any aspect of the research process. I'm here to help!
These databases contain a combination of full text articles (ready to read online) and citation information about articles, book chapters, or books.
MLA International Bibliography This link opens in a new window
Use this database to find books, book chapters, and articles on topics in language and literature (including literary criticism). Follow the "Find it! @Wellesley" links to get full text. If we don't have it, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.
Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance This link opens in a new window
Bibliographical and multilingual database of Middle Ages and Renaissance materials (400–1700) from more than 500 journals, 1859 to present.
Online Chaucer Bibliography
The Online Chaucer Bibliography includes materials from the Annotated Chaucer Bibliography published annually in Studies in the Age of Chaucer and is sponsored by the NCS and the library of the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Historical Abstracts with Full Text This link opens in a new window
Articles on world history from 1450, excluding US & Canada, written since 1955. Can be co-searched with America: History & Life
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
Collection of key scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences & natural sciences, starting from the first issue but typically not the most recent 3-5 years.
Middle English Dictionary This link opens in a new window
Vocabulary and usage for the period 1100–1500.
- 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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, Russian & Russian Area Studies