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Use this guide to find the right books and articles pertaining to your assigned work of literature. Find resources for writing a literary criticism paper.

See tab above for access to all parts of this guide.                                                             .Emily Dickinson

  • Find Books - Get books from our library, including eBooks.
  • Find Articles - Get articles on authors, works of literature, and more.
  • Websites - Cultivated web resources for literature criticism. 
  • Cite Sources - The best resources for creating your citations.

Find Books and more

The Library Catalog gives you an entry point to books, eBooks, videos, and articles.

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Find Articles

Use these specialized databases to find the literary criticism articles.

  • Literature Resource Center - Articles and information on more than 130,000 authors. 800,000+ articles in Full Text.Gale has long been the standard for providing literary criticism.
  • Literary Reference Center - Criticisms, plot summaries, and biographies. 102,000 critical essays/articles. 450 journals included.
  • Academic Search CompleteThe world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing full-text for more than 8,500 publications in a user-friendly format with many helpful special features.


Much of the layout and inspiration for this Research Guide comes from similar pages from the Portland Community College Library.