literary criticism n. the art or practice of judging and commenting on the qualities and character of a literary work; consideration or analysis of a text in relation to language, structure, biography, history, etc.
"literary criticism, n.". OED Online. March 2013. Oxford University Press. 10 June 2013 http://proxy.campbell.edu/login?url=http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/109067?redirectedFrom=literary+criticism#eid38961485.
The video tutorials on this page demonstrate how to use various library databases to find literary criticism. Try several of these when conducting your research.
EBSCO Databases- There are four databases hosted in EBSCO that contain literary criticism: MLA International Bibliography, Academic Search Complete, MasterFile Complete, and ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials. They can be searched simultaneously.
Literature Criticism Online includes Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, and Children's Literature Review.