Finding Journal Articles and Databases

Look for a Subject Guide on the discipline of your topic.  Explore multiple guides when a topic is multidisciplinary.  

Relevant Subject Guides include

Search for a specific journal by title or ISSN from the Journal tab. Select Databases to see a list of relevant indexes and databases.

If you know which journal you would like to consult, check Omni for the title of the journal (NOT the title of the article)  Finding journal articles in Omni just got a little easier.  If you do not have a particular journal in mind, you should consult a database.

General Searching in the Databases 

If you are looking for articles by a particular author, select AUTHOR from the drop-down list.
If you are searching for a particular article, enter the title and select TITLE from the drop-down list.
For KEYWORD/SUBJECT or key phrase searching, most database search engines encourage you to put your related terms (OR searching) in the same row, and your unrelated concepts (AND searching) in separate rows.  See Omni Search Tips for more information.

Tip:  Most databases provide a way to restrict the results of a search to peer-reviewed or academic articles. This may be done differently from database to database: check the help pages for more information.

Recommended Databases for literary criticism

Also consult multidisciplinary databases such as:


Content last reviewed: January 26, 2021