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Journal Articles and Literary Criticisms 


What is a literary criticism?

Literary criticisms are interpretations or analysis that other authors have written on a literary work (e.g., short stories, novels). Take note that it's often easier to find articles on more popular authors and literary works.  


Start with the following literature databases to find literary criticisms:


Search Tips
  • Begin your search with the title of the literary work
  • Click on Full-text and select Literary Criticism under Document Type
  • Not finding articles on a short story? Try searching for the book where the short story can be found
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If you're conducting research on topics and current issues, search your topic on Library Search, or try searching your topic in the following databases.  

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