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English: Modern & Contemporary Literature   Tags: english: language & literature, subject guides  

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This guide lists resources that focus on literature of the 20th and 21st centuries. Be sure to see the general guide to English Language and Literature for resources that cover all periods.


The standard academic sources are sometimes a bit slow in taking notice of contemporary authors. The databases listed here are updated frequently and provide access to news and book review sources.

  • Academic Search Complete  
    Academic Search Complete provides full-text for more than 8,600 periodicals, including more than 7,500 peer-reviewed journals. It also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals.
  • Factiva  
    Factiva contains business and financial data on companies from around the world. It also provides access to current issues and an archive of over 8,000 publications from around the globe. License terms restrict access to MU students, faculty and staff only.
  • LexisNexis Academic  
    Lexis Nexis Academic offers access to the full-text of current and back issues of major newspapers, journals, newsletters, and news sources from around the world and the full-text of legal materials, (court cases, legislation, statutes, regulations, law reviews, and more).

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