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English Resources: Research

This guide, recommended by the English faculty of SAU, is designed to alert students to the many resources available during college and to the careers and graduate opportunities after college.

Databases for Literature Research

Helpful web sites

Browsing the shelves at SAU Library

Library Central discovery tool: Books at SAU, Articles and more!

Other sources

Need something we don't have?

Have you found the perfect article but don't know if we subscribe to it? Here are some steps you can take.

1. We may have access to the journal in another database. Under the Resources tab of the library homepage, you'll find the Periodical Holding List. From here, you can check a comprehensive list of databases in which our journals appear.

2. We can go to other libraries that subscribe to the journal and have them send us a copy. You can find a direct link to the ClioWeb interface here

3. Try searching for the title of the article in Google Scholar. Any research that makes use of taxpayer funding must be eventually released to the public--you might find an openly available copy of your article.

Developing a Research Question

Reference Hours

Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Noon - 9:00 p.m.

Reference Desk 563/333-6245
Email at : librefdesk@sau.edu

A note to users concerning database searching

If you are not an St. Ambrose University user, your local public library may have access to various databases that are subscription based. Call and ask your public library for details.