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SLUth Search Plus searches about 50 library databases, including several literature databases (MLA International Bibliography, JSTOR, and Project Muse.) and the SLU Libraries Catalog.
Your librarian recommends the following library databases for 17th century literary research. MLA, JSTOR, and Project Muse are contained within SLUth Search Plus. However, MLA offers advanced search functionality when searched alone. Milton: A Bibliography is not available in SLUth Search Plus.
MLA International Bibliography offers many specialized search options, including the following.
Primary Subject Author Search (This search lets you quickly find all of the articles in MLA that are about a specific author.)
Primary Subject Work Search (This search lets you quickly find all of the articles in MLA that are about a specific work.)
Subject Search (This search lets you find articles in MLA about a specific subject, literary technique, etc.)
Use the following databases to find primary sources from the 17th century.
Search for a specific text you've read about by doing a title search.
Search for important figures from the period as authors (last name, first name).
Search for topics or people as subjects and then look closely at the ends of subject categories for words like sources, diaries, correspondence, letters, memoirs, interviews, writings, personal narratives, and works. Those terms indicate that primary source materials are found within those subject categories.
Many primary sources are freely available online within sites like these.