ENG 295 (Wanko): Books and Journal Articles

A research guide on finding primary and secondary sources on 18th and 19th century authors.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

Spring 2020 update:  As of March 20, the ILLiad system is still operating, but please expect a longer wait for delivery of articles.  It is also likely there will be more instances in which requests are unable to be filled at all.

When searching the library's databases or OneSearch, you may find articles you want that we do not have access to.  You can get them for free through a service called interlibrary loan, and it usually only takes one or two days. 

From a database, like the MLA International Bibliography:

1.  Instead of a link to a PDF below the article, you will see a link called check availability.

2.  If we have the full text,the page that opens will provide a link under the "View It" heading. 

3.  If we don't own the full text, you can access our interlibrary loan system for articles, called ILLiad, by logging into the system using your WCU email address and password.  Look for the link on the yellow bar in the middle of the page.

4. Once you log in, you will see the link to go to ILLiad.

5. To use ILLiad for the first time, click on the link for first time users and set up an account

6. Go back to the the database window and click the link to interlibrary loan again.  Now that you are logged in, it will fill in the blanks on the request screen for you!  Hit submit and wait for an email saying your article has arrived.


From Library Search:

1) The default in Library search is to show articles that we DO own.  To see materials we don't own, look at the top of the left-hand column for the option "Expand Results Beyond My Library". 

2) Once you do that, you will see articles marked "No Full Text".  Click on that link, then follow the process described above for databases.

Secondary (Scholarly) Sources for Literature and History

These are your best bet databases when you are looking for resources related to literature and history. 

And for more information on environmental issues (Rachel Carson).

Library Search

Library Search is our search tool that brings back a mix of result types and from different subject areas. 

You should go to Library Search for:

1)  Books (we can also get books we don't own through our EZ Borrow Interlibrary Loan System)

2) More journal articles, if you have exhausted the literature and history databases.

Some Search Terms for Reception and Production

Tip:  We have lots of books related to reception and production issues.  Occasionally, the focus may be a single author, but more common are works on an aspect in a specific time period and country.  Real example from our catalog:  Author and printer in Victorian England.  Remember to use subject headings to find others!





book culture

literary culture





book production/book industry/book trade

book history

genre (or the name of a particular genre)

print culture


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