Start your search with the two most extensive indices in English literary studies, the MLA International Bibliography (also known as MLAIB) and the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (also known as ABELL). Use Literature Online to search both indices simultaneously.
The MLAIB and ABELL do not include full-text copies of articles or chapters, but use the "FindIt" button located at the bottom of each record to see whether the Tri-College Libraries have access to the journal or book from which a citation comes. You may alternatively check Tripod for the titles of journals, monographs, and essay collections, and individual book chapters.
The MLAIB and ABELL include citations from other popular research databases, including JSTOR, Project Muse, Proquest, and others, so be sure to start here before moving on to one of these other databases.