ICSM Reading Popular Romance

Periodical Databases

The resources are major tools in finding articles from periodical literature (magazines and scholarly journals).
  • MLA International Bibliography
    From the Modern Language Association, the most important index for coverage of articles and books on modern literature. High brow literature, however, gets more attention than pop culture topics.
    Provides full-text coverage of journals in many disciplines, including literary scholarship.
  • PsycINFO & SocINDEX with Full Text
    If you are exploring a topic from a social science perspective, these are two of the most complete indexing and abstracting services.
  • Project Muse
    A full text collection of scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.
  • ProQuest Research Library & Academic Search Premier
    Two general, comprehensive databases that provides access to both popular magazines and scholarly journals, so you will find book reviews and literary criticism.
  • ERIC (Ebsco interface)
    The principal education database. Good for searching for articles on the interpretation and teaching of literarature and popular culture.
  • Literary Reference Center
    More than just a periodical database, includes articles from reference sources, as well.


Teach Me Tonight: provides a list of sources of  popular romance scholarship
Romance Writers of America: nonprofit trade association whose mission is to advance the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy

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