ZSR Homepage Search
A good place to start for many topics.
Academic Search Premier
Journal articles on many subjects. Good source for most topics. In this database I recommend limiting to "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" to avoid popular magazines.
MLA International Bibliography
Covers journal articles in the field of literature more comprehensively than Academic Search Premier. Also includes references to individual book chapters, which is an important way of publishing in this field. You might want to limit your search to English.
Film and Television Literature Index
If your topic is films or film adaptations.
The main database for psychology.
ZSR Library Catalog
Best source for books.
Watch out for variant spellings of names of works, characters, etc.
In MLA and other databases, frequently English-language articles use the original language name for a work. Example: Das Parfum instead of Perfume.
Use a * to cut off a word at its stem, e.g. psychopath* will retrieve psychopath, psychopaths, psychopathy
If you can't use a star to search for spelling variants, use OR
parfum or perfume