Subject guide: English

Resources for English studies

Databases for finding books and articles

  • DART-Europe
    Find full-text dissertations from a number of universities in Europe.
  • ERIC
    ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is a database of education research and information.
  • EThOS
    Database containing information on doctoral theses from universities in the UK. You need to register on their website to access theses in full text.
  • JSTOR
    A collection of academic journals, books and primary sources.
  • Linguistics Collection
    Database for finding literature in linguistics and language-related disciplines. The collection searches simultaneously in the databases Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts and Linguistics Database.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Citation Index (in Web of Science)
    Contains information on dissertations and student theses from universities around the world. You can limit the search to "Doctoral" if you only want to find dissertations.
  • Scopus
    Scopus helps users find trusted research in different subjects. 
  • WorldCat
    A catalogue providing information on titles held by more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

Resources for finding specific books and articles

  • Google Scholar
    Useful for finding specific journal articles, dissertations, and academic books in full text.
  • Summon
    Search service for searching in the university library's collection. Useful for finding specific ebooks, printed books, and journal articles in full text.

Databases for finding student theses  

  • DiVA
    Find student theses submitted at several Swedish universities.
  • Essays.se
    Find student theses in full text submitted at Swedish universities.

Encyclopedias and dictionaries

  • Britannica Academic
    Consists of Encyclopæd
    ia Britannica and Merriam-Webster (dictionary and thesaurus), among other things.
  • NE:s ordböcker
    Includes for example NE's Swedish-English/English-Swedish dictionary.
  • Oxford English Dictionary
    An unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and usage of more than 500,000 words and phrases from across the English-speaking world.
  • Oxford Reference
    The database offers a huge range of dictionaries and subject reference works, including Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language and The Oxford Companion to English Literature.

      More dictionaries can be found on shelf Fe(x) at Dalarna University Library.

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