Find Literary Criticism
Literary criticism explores and tries to explain what what an author may have been trying to say in their work(s). Often, criticism will expand the reader's understanding of symbolism within a work. The following resources will point researchers toward works of literary criticism.
- Literature Criticism Online is an excellent
starting place for finding literary criticism. Full text from nine
major literary criticism collections, including: Contemporary Literary
Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literature Criticism, etc.
- Literature Resource Center contains full-text literary criticism, biographical information and guides to works. Search by author, work, and more.
- Contemporary Authors contains brief articles about contemporary authors. Lists author's works and includes bibliography.
- Library Catalog - find materials available in the library. Use the subject search to search for critical and biographical information about an author. For example, search for:
William Faulkner criticism
Robert Frost biography
- MLA International Bibliography is a literature database for advanced research. Contains citations only, no full-text at all. The library does not have many of the articles and books listed in MLA. You can get materials that we don't own by using the Library's interlibrary loan service, but you must plan ahead because interlibrary loan can take up to 2 weeks.
- Full-text access to back issues of selected academic journals. Select
the specific journals or discipline you wish to search, then search
your topic by keyword, author or title.
- Internet Public Library Online Literary Criticism Collection contains links to critical and biographical websites focusing primarily (but not exclusively) on British and American authors and their works. Can be searched by author, title, or literary period.