English Guide

Trocaire College Libraries

Research Databases: Journal Articles and Images

The library subscribes to dozens of databases for you to access for your research needs. The complete list of our databases and more are available in the Resources section of the website.


The username and password to log in to the Trocaire databases is the same as your email login credentials


Articles not available in full-text can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

EBSCO is one of the providers of the library's databases. EBSCO has a collection of different databases to use. This is a useful database for topics on English and literature:

Citation Tips for EBSCO:


Look for the Tools on the right side of the window. Click the page icon. Select the citation style needed. Copy and paste the citation to your paper.


Please be aware that the information in your citation may be correct but the format of the citation may be incorrect. If you need help setting up a citation or reference page, check out this citation guide or contact a librarian.
ProQuest is another database provider. Their database, ProQuest Central, has a large collection of scholarly and popular articles in a broad range of subjects.

Citation Tips for ProQuest:


Click on the Cite icon to open the citation options in ProQuest. Select the citation style needed. Copy and paste the citation for your paper.


Please be aware that the information in your citation may be correct but the format of the citation may be incorrect. If you need help setting up a citation or reference page, check out this citation guide or contact a librarian.

Gale, another database provider, has a collection of different databases that are useful to topics on English and literature:

    Citation Tips for Gale:


    Look for the Tools on the right side of the window. Click the Cite icon in the middle of the list. Select the citation style needed. Copy and paste the citation to your paper.


    Please be aware that the information in your citation may be correct but the format of the citation may be incorrect. If you need help setting up a citation or reference page, check out this citation guide or contact a librarian.

    Another database that might be useful

    Access our library catalog to find books available in our collection. Reserve books may only be used in the library. Circulating books may be checked out for 28 days. Reserve and circulating books require a valid Trocaire ID to be checked out. Books not available in our collection can be obtained through AcademicSHARE or InterLibrary Loan (ILL).

    Reserve Books*



    * Reserve Books are only for use in library. May be checked out with a valid Trocaire ID.

    Newer Circulating Books*


    *Circulating books may be check out for 28 days with a valid Trocaire ID.

    eBook titles owned by the library have a direct link in the catalog.


    eBooks from EBSCOhost can be downloaded using Adobe Digital Editions.


    Mobile devices may also need Bluefire Reader.


    You can access the videos through Films on Demand.

    Outside Resources

    Amherst College Online Resources for Writers

    Specialized site with information on how to write a research paper. It covers constructing an argument, thesis, and formatting your work.


    Crash Course - Literature

    Contains video tutorials on literature.


    Open Source Shakespeare

    Contains all of Shakespeare's complete works as well as a concordance.


    Purdue OWL

    Specializes in writing a research paper. It goes over how to construct an argument, thesis, popular topics and formatting.


    University of Maryland University College Online Guide to Writing and Research

    In depth account of writing and research and a quick quiz on plagiarism and quotations.


    Voice of the Shuttle - Literature

    Links to informative websites spanning various genres, titles, authors, and literary movements.

    Any questions, ask a librarian!

    Jessica Gavin, MLS

    English Librarian

    Updated June 2021