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How do I conduct literary research?

Using library databases to find literary criticism

Literary Criticism Resources

To find literary criticism resources, look for

  • books, using the library's book catalog
  • articles, using the databases listed below. 

To learn how to search these resources, use the links on the left hand side navigational menu.

Note: If you are researching contemporary authors (that is, authors who are still alive), you may find little to no literary criticism on them.  If that is the case, your best bet is to use primary sources, such as the authors' works (as well as reviews of the works) and interviews with the authors.