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Comparative Literature

A resource guide for the study of Comparative Literature.

Comparative Literature Journals

One of the best methods of staying current with your field is by browsing the journal literature. Comparative Literature journals will keep you abreast of the latest scholarship and help stimulate your own research. The numerous online databases will allow you to search through the contents of these journals (and many others), but browsing through an individual journal will allow you the opportunity for more specific topic research. Here is a small sampling of Comparative Literature journals:

Using the MLA Directory of Periodicals to Find Literature Journals

If you want to look at a list of journals for any topic within literary studies, try the MLA Directory of Periodicals (DOP). Each entry in the DOP provides information about the journal's scope, subject matter, publication schedule, editors, submission guidelines, peer review status, and more. You can access the DoP from within the MLA International Bibliography database, or directly through its own link (below and in the library's Articles & Databases portal).

The video below, from the Modern Language Association, explains the basics of using the DoP.

Closed captioning is available through the Vimeo platform. No transcript is available.

This video is one of many MLA International Bibliography tutorials available on the MLA's own website.

Need to find out if a journal is peer-reviewed? Use Ulrichs