It used to be that all academic scholarship was published in either book form or print journals, which could not be found outside of university libraries and the offices and studies of interested scholars. Some may remember using indexes and CD-ROMS to locate articles. Now we use online databases to search for relevant research, and increasingly publications in certain fields are online, particularly the sciences and those related to digital fields. If you are interested in reading some recent scholarship by UWaterloo English faculty published online see:
Bruce Dadey, “Breaking Quarantine: Image, Text, and Disease in Black Hole, Epileptic, and Our Cancer Year.” ImageText vol. 7, no. 2. 2014.
Jay Dolmage, “Framing Disability, Developing Race: Photography as Eugenic Technology.” Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture no. 17, 2015.
Kate Lawson, “Personal Privacy, Letter Mail, and the Post Office Espionage Scandal, 1844.” BRANCH: Britain, Representation and Nineteenth-Century History spring, 2013.
Stephanie White (and Elizabeth Miller), “Senior-Thesis Writing Groups: Putting Students in the Driver’s Seats.” The Writing Lab Newsletter Jan/Feb 2015. (access may be delayed until next issue is published)