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Welcome to your library subject page. This has been compiled by your subject librarian and is here to help you find information for your studies and research. It is not an exhaustive list of everything available, but will point you in the right direction.

  • Getting the best from your searching

    OneSearch is a good place to start your research. However as you progress through your course you will need to develop your searching skills to incorporate other sources.

    Watch the tutorial below for an introduction to searching or access our Finding Information page for more advice.

    How to search

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    Click on the image above or use this link to view the tutorial: How to search tutorial

  • Eresources and Journals

    We have selected some key eresources and individual journal titles to help you locate relevant material for your subject.

    Eresources

    Eresources allow you to search across multiple sources at one time eg a range of journal articles. Some eresources are subject specific and provide more tailored results.

    In addition to these key eresources you can also explore our full A-Z of eresources.

    EresourceDescription
    Academic Search Complete Multidisciplinary eresource with the full text of over 5,500 journals.
    Ebsco ebook collection Ebsco ebooks contains many useful titles on literary theory and criticism. (Scroll down and select the On or Off campus link in the Ebsco section.)
    First World War Poetry Digital Archive Primary material from major poets of the First World War.
    JSTOR An excellent resource for Humanities containing over 1,000 journals, and also images, letters, and other primary sources.
    ProQuest Arts Premium This is a large database encompassing all aspects of the arts including art, design, architecture, humanities, film/screen studies, music, performing arts, and more. It allows deep searches of extensive collections in specialist subject areas.
         

     

    Individual Journal Titles

    Browse or search inside key journal titles for your subject below. For a full range of titles check our A-Z of journals via Journals Search.

    JournalDescription
    English Internationally known journal of literary criticism, published on behalf of The English Association.
    Granta  The magazine of new writing. (NB contact library@cumbria.ac.uk using your university email to obtain the login for this journal.)
    Green Letters: studies in ecocriticism Explores the relationship between literary, artisitc and popular culture and the various conceptions of the environment articulated by scientific ecology, philosophy, sociology and literary and cultural theory.
    Shakespeare Quarterly  A leading journal in Shakespeare studies, publishing highly original, rigorously researched essays, notes, and book reviews.
  • Web links for your subject

    Web LinkDescription
      General Humanities and Literature websites
    Booktrust Is an independent UK-wide charity dedicated to encouraging people of all ages and cultures to enjoy books.
    International Forum for Research in Children's Literature  

    OAIster

    Is an open access resource containing links to over 25 million records of freely available resources including digitised books, journal articles, and newspaper articles.

    Ruskin Library and Research Centre at Lancaster University 

     

    VoS: Voice of the Shuttle 

    Excellent website for humanities research, with many links to other websites.
    Organisations, festivals and prizes 
    Arts Council England  
    Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival
    litfest Lancaster Literature Festival
    The Man Booker Prize annual contemporary fiction award 
    Words by the Water festival of words and ideas in Keswick
    Wordsworth Trust dedicated to the life and work of William Wordsworth and his contemporaries.  Home of the Centre for British Romanticism.
  • Referencing: MHRA

    When you include information from other books, websites or journals to support your assignments at university you must cite these in your work and include full details in your list of references. If you don’t do this correctly, you could be accused of stealing other people’s ideas or words and trying to pass them off as your own, this is known as plagiarism.

    Referencing can seem a bit daunting at first, but don’t panic!

    You can view our generic Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism resources, but you need to apply the MHRA referencing system to any examples given.

    What is MHRA?

    The referencing system used on the English programme is MHRA. The guide can be accessed free at: www.mhra.org.uk (under ‘Popular Downloads’). Hard copies can also be purchased from this site. For more detailed information please see your Programme Handbook.


    (Please note that the University’s standard referencing system is Harvard, and that as students on this programme you are therefore using a different system to the one which you may find references to elsewhere in the University. MHRA is the referencing system followed on the programme since it is widely used within the Arts and Humanities.)

  • Getting help / contact us

    Help and AdviceLink

    If you are experiencing any problems accessing eresources check our troubleshooting guide for advice.

    Accessing Online Resources

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    If the problem persists, please contact the IT Service Desk (itservicedesk@cumbria.ac.uk).

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