How do I find Literary Criticism?
Many general databases index at least a couple of scholarly journals that contain
literary criticism articles. You may want to start with a general database first
and see what it offers before switching to one of the specialized sources below.
You can access general databases as well as these specialized databases by clicking
on the Articles & More
link from the Library homepage and then choosing Language
& Literature from the drop-down menu of databases organized by Subject.
Click on the resource name to try out a search for your favorite author or book.
Literature Resource Center
The Literature Resource Center provides full-text of many of the print literary
criticism resources including Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary
Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Scribner Writers Series and the Twayne
Authors Series. You can search by Author, Title, Keyword, Authors by Type and other
variations using the Advanced Search. Be sure when looking at an entry for an author
or work that you click on all the tabs near the top of the screen (e.g. biographies,
literary criticism articles, bibliographies, etc.) as they will provide
you with further useful information.
MLA Bibliography is the premier article database for scholarly research in language,
literature, folklore, and linguistics. It contain articles from 1963-present. Like
many specialized databases it does not contain any full text articles itself, but it does
link out to some full text articles in other databases.
If you encounter articles or book chapters which are not full text in any of the
print or electronic resources you have just read about and you wish to locate
those materials, use the instructions for
finding a book or finding an article to make
your search successful.