Generally, literary criticism is a term given to studies that define, classify, analyze, interpret or evaluate works of literature. They are often published as articles in peer-reviewed journals or in scholarly books written about the author or the analyzed work. To find articles in a database, try searching for the name of the work ("Araby"), the author's name (Joyce), and the theme or aspect of the book you would like to explore ("Loss of innocence").
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This is the library's most comprehensive library database on literature and literary criticism. It includes peer-reviewed articles, author biographies, reference works, and primary texts. It also indexes the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL).
An online literature database that includes biographical information about authors as well as literary criticism on author's works. Also includes access to the Encyclopedia of Literature.
A large indexing database with access to citations and some full-text articles for literary criticism. Also includes a vast Thesaurus for individual literary works and authors. Be sure to click "Check Find it for full text" to verify access or limit results to full-text.