The library specialists in this subject are:

Specific Disciplines


General Databases

Academic Search Premier

Look under “Databases/Resources by Subject” https://www.drew.edu/depts/library/er-subject.aspx

This will be your new best friend: it searches articles in academic journals, magazines & newspapers, and includes full text for lots of them.  For the articles that aren’t included in the database, use the Article Linker button to look for them.

Be sure to select the check box or tab for “Scholarly Journals”.

For help learning to search databases, see Using the Library, an Introduction, Module 4.

Books

To find books, search the library’s catalog: https://catalog.drew.edu

For help learning the library catalog, see Using the Library, an Introduction, Module 3.

 


Disciplines


Getting Started in Literature and English

Basic Reference Book(s) in the Discipline:

Literature Resource Center
Provides information on authors, specific works, genres and national literatures.

Major Disciplinary Database:

MLA (Modern Language Association) Bibliography
The essential database within literary and film criticism and lingustics.

Call number areas covering this discipline:

LC Call Number Ranges:

  • PN – General Literature (C-Level)
  • PQ – PT – European language literature (C-Level)
  • PR – PS - English language literature (C-Level)

Dewey Call Number Ranges:

  • 800s – General literature (E-Level)
  • 810s – American literature (E-Level)
  • 820s – British literature (E-Level)

Additional Resources:

Electronic Resources by Subject:  English

Citation Manual

The Citation Manual generally used for this discipline is:
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
Reference Counter LB 2369 .G53
See also OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab/MLA

Subject Librarians


Getting Started in Foreign Languages

Basic Reference Books in the Foreign Languages:

Dictionaries:
To locate dictionaries in other languages, use the Drew Catalog.  Select “Browse,” enter [language] language dictionaries english, (ex:  french language dictionaries english) and click “Subject”.

Other sources:

Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics
Articles on language and linguistics, part of Credo, a collection of online reference sources.

Major Disciplinary Database

MLA (Modern Language Association) Bibliography
Indexes articles and essays on language and linguistics

Lexis-Nexis Academic
Access to full-text of foreign-language newspapers.  Click “News,” and then select the language from the menu for “Sources.”

Call number areas covering this discipline

LC Call Number Ranges:

  • P – PM (C-Level)

Dewey Call Number Ranges:

  • 400s (B-Level)

Other Resources:

Electronic Resources by Subject:  French
Electronic Resources by Subject:: German
Electronic Resources by Subject:  Italian
Electronic Resources by Subject:  Russian
Electronic Resources by Subject:  Spanish

Citation Manual

The Citation Manual generally used for this discipline is:
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
Reference Counter LB 2369 .G53
See also OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab/MLA

Subject Librarian

  • Jody Caldwell, 973-408-3481, jcaldwel@drew.edu (English, French, Italian, Spanish)
  • Bruce Lancaster, 973-408-3487, blancast@drew.edu (Chinese, German, Russian)