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Literary Topic Research: Literary Criticism Databases

The place to start for literary analysis.

Literature Databases

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 LION (Literature Online):  Provides full text works of poetry, prose, and drama, author biographies, and critical essays.

  • To search for criticism under "Search" select "CRITICISM & REFERENCE" under "Search In" select "CRITICISM"

 Literature Criticism OnlineProvides critical commentary, profiles and criticism on authors, topics, and works.

  • Critical essays are arranged in long chapters which are typically easier to read if downloaded into PDF format.

 Literature Resource Center: Provides full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies.

 Gale Literary Sources: Cross search Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center along with several reference and primary source databases.

 MLA International Bibliography: From the Modern Language Association, this is an essential tool for research in all aspects of modern languages and literature.