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Literature: American: Find Articles/Journals

Taking an American lit. class? Begin your research here!

American Lit Authors

Electronic Journals

Here is a list of subscription databases the library offers that contain information about this topic.

To access these, you will be prompted to sign-in using your Eastern login.

Search Terms

Wordle: American Literature

Listed below are search terms for you to use when searching for resources about American Literature.

  • Native American
  • Colonial literature
  • Transcendentalism
  • Dark Romanticism
  • Imagism
  • Regionalism
  • American poetry
  • Realism
  • Naturalism
  • Depression-era literature
  • Beatniks
  • War novels
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Contemporary American literature

Rapid ILL

Have you found a journal article that library does NOT have full-text access to? Don't worry! We can get it for you within 48 hrs. and have it delivered straight to your email. This service is called Rapid ILL. To use it, access the link below. Research just got easier!

Remember - when requesting an article, please make sure all the information boxes are filled in. The ISSN is most important! It is the mechanism that sends the request to a library who has the article.

American Lit Authors