Resources and support for English Studies

Useful online resources for English Studies students, plus technical and skills support.


Electronic resources

Information and Learning Commons electronic resources

Access a range of online resources brought to you by City's Library.

ILC electronic resources


Log in as a University member and use StarPlus to search for full text journal articles.

Access StarPlus


A research journal archive.

Access JSTOR


Multidisciplinary database covering English studies and other subjects.

Access Scopus

Taylor & Francis Online

Access to Taylor & Francis journals (excluding the medical collection). Includes subject areas behavioural sciences, language and literature.

Access Taylor & Francis Online

Literature online (LION)

Database containing literary texts, full-text journals, author biographies and critical and reference resources

Access LION

Nature Portfolio

Search the Nature journal collection. Subject areas include neuroscience, psychology, human behaviour, computing.

Access Nature Portfolio

IEEE Xplore

Full text database covering a wide range of topics including linguistics, phonology and communication.

Access IEEE Xplore

Google Scholar

Open access academic literature.

Access Google Scholar

ACM Digital Library

E-journals, e-books and conference proceedings published by the Association for Computing Machinery.

Access ACM Digital Library

White Rose Research Online

This repository houses research papers from the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.

Access WRRO repository


Oxford dictionaries

Cambridge dictionaries


Library and IT help

Contact the Library helpdesk by emailing if you have questions about using Sheffield online resources for your course or would like help with literature searching.

If you have forgotten your MUSE password, email

Skills help

Research skills and critical thinking tutorials

For help on finding and evaluating information, copyright, avoiding plagiarism and referencing.

Research skills and critical thinking tutorials

301: Academic Skills Centre

Find skills development opportunities, including research experiences, study skills support and maths and statistics help.

301: Academic Skills Centre

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