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How do I conduct literary research?

Using library databases to find literary criticism

Search JSTOR

  • Go to JSTOR directly.
  • Click the Advanced Search link located below the main search box

advanced search


  • Enter your search terms into the Advanced Search box, then scroll down a bit to see the Narrow By area, and set the Item Type  to Articles.  Then click Search.


enter advanced search terms



  • To read an article, click on the title.  You can also click the PDF button to download a PDF copy of the article.


click on journal article link or download PDF