English language and literature

DATABASES

Oria
Digital access to all physical and electronic resources in the Volda University College library.

Ebook Central
Approximately 140,000 e-books from ProQuest covering many subjects including economics, social sciences and humanities. Also searchable via Oria.

JSTOR - Language and Literature
Archive of international scholarly journals in full text, mainly covering subjects within humanities and social sciences. The database does not usually have access to the latest 3-5 years of a journal.

CITATION INDEXES

Google Scholar
Search for books, journal articles, reports and other academic publications.

Web of Science
Provides references to over 10,000 different journals on social sciences, humanities, technology, etc. Also covers conferences. Contains information about how many times an article have been cited. Links to full text if the library has access.

DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPAEDIAS

Britannica Academic
Well-reputed and comprehensive encyclopaedia. Also includes searches in Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus.

English Matters
Internet portal from NTNU for people using English in the workplace.

Merriam Webster Online
Large American dictionary. Also integrated into Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.

Ordnett
Search the dictionaries and language resources of the Kunnskapsforlaget.

Oxford English Dictionary
The most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary for the English language. Shows the origin, history and use of over 600,000 words through 3 million citations from a wide selection of sources. Also includes timelines and historical thesaurus.

NEWSPAPERS AND BOOK REVIEWS

The Independent
British daily newspaper, online edition.

The New York Times
American daily newspaper, online edition.

Observer/ The Guardian
British weekly newspaper, online edition.

London Review of Books
British journal and database for literature, politics and community issues. Contains essays, book reviews, etc. The library has no current subscription to the paid version of LRB, however the website does also have a wide selection of articles available free of charge.

New York Review of Books
American journal and database for literature, culture and politics. Contains essays, book reviews, etc. The library has physical copies of the journal but does not currently subscribe to the NYRB online paid version, however the website also provides access to a wide variety of articles free of charge. 

The Times Literary Supplement
British journal and database of book reports, both discretionary and professional literature. The library has physical copies but does not currently subscribe to the TLS paid version, however the website also provides access to a wide variety of articles available free of charge.

JOURNALS (SOME FULL-TEXT ARTICLES)

American Literature
Scholarly journal from Duke University Press.

ELT Journal
Scholarly journal from Oxford University Press about teaching in English. The library has an electronic subscription.

Modern Language Journal
Scholarly journal from Blackwell.

The Review of English Studies
Scholarly journal from Oxford University Press.

Shakespeare Studies
Journal from Rosemont Publishing & Printing Corporation.

Twentieth Century Literature
Scholarly journal from Hofstra University.

Victorian Studies
Scholarly journal from Indiana University Press.