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ENGB05: Critical Writing about Literature

A guide to assist ENGB05 students with finding and using library resources to complete a major literary research essay.

Already have the citation for an article you'd like? Use the Article Finder or Google Scholar

Do you already have the citation of an article you'd like to find?  If you don't, this tab will not be useful to you.  Try Finding Articles: By Topic.  If so, use Article Finder or Google Scholar to locate a full-text copy of your article.

Example Citation: 

Rahman, N.  "Apocalyptic Narrative Recalls and the Human:  Rawi Hage's De Niro's Game."  University of Toronto Quarterly 78.2 (2009):  800.


Tip:  Look at the bibliographies of articles you've already got to find more relevant material.

Article Finder

If you have a citation for an article, you can use the Article Finder to see if the University of Toronto owns a full text copy of it.

Enter as much information that you have about the article.



Rahman, N. "Apocalyptic Narrative Recalls and the Human: Rawi Hage's De Niro's Game."  University of Toronto Quarterly 78.2 (2009):800.

1.  Open the Article Finder from the link above or from the Library website.

2.  Enter the journal title, year, volume, issue, and start page.  Once you select search, another page will pop-up with links to the full-text article (if U of T owns it).

3.  Select any of the links listed under "Get your article online".  Not sure if this article is peer-reviewed?  Click Ulrich's at the bottom of the screen to check.  (Tip:  Refeereed is a synonym for peer-reviewed).

Searching Google Scholar from On-campus and Off-campus

Finding Google Scholar

Link to Google Scholar here or simply google 'google scholar'.

Searching On-campus

When you search Google Scholar from on-campus you will get automatic links to Library resources.  Simply type the title of the article you're looking for into Google Scholar to search for a full text copy.


Searching off-campus.

You WILL NOT see automatic links to the Library UNLESS you change your Scholar Preferences.  Follow the instructions below. Ask a librarian if you have any questions or concerns.

Once in Google Scholar:
1. Click Scholar Preferences
2. Under Library Links, type University of Toronto
3. Click Find Library
4. Click the box, University of Toronto Libraries - Get It! U of Toronto
5. If you use Refworks, check '...import citations into Refworks'
6. Click Save Preferences
7. If the item is available at UofT, you will see check for print at UofT in your Google Scholar search results.