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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.
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.
Tutorial Module: How to Find and Use Literary Criticism
Literature Criticism Online
Literature Criticism Online This link opens in a new window
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.
Literature Resource Center
Gale Literature Resource Center This link opens in a new window
Database for the study of literature including articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.
Literature Online Tutorials
Literature Online (LION) This link opens in a new window
A database of more than 300,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies and key secondary sources.
MLA International Bibliography & Other EBSCO Databases
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.
MLA International Bibliography- Direct link to search only MLA International Bibliography.
Project MUSE Tutorial
Project Muse This link opens in a new window
Project MUSE provides online, worldwide, institutional subscription access to the full text of over 100 scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences and mathematics.
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
JSTOR is a collection of full text scholarly journals in a wide variety of subject areas, providing entire backfiles of key journals. Campbell has access to JSTOR Arts and Sciences I through VIII and XI, as well as specific collections for Life Sciences, Religion and Theology.
This resource provides access to 27 of ProQuest's most highly used databases, with a variety of content types across over 160 subjects, making this the broadest single research resource in the world. These 27 databases cover the full range of academic disciplines.