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What is Literary Criticism?

Literary Criticism is the analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of literary works.  Literary works are anything from poems to short stories to plays to books.  Literary Criticism usually takes the form of a long essay that is originally published in a scholarly journal.  A literary criticism can discuss one piece of work, one author, or several works by one or more authors.  When writing research papers about literature, including literary criticisms as sources is absolutely essential.


Where Can I Find Literary Criticism?

You can easily locate literary criticisms through the libraries resources. Literary Reference Center is an excellent database which will have many criticisms available. Click on the picture below to search this database now.

Type the Author's name into the first search box, and select SA Subject Author.

Check the box thats says Full Text.

Select Literary Criticism from the box titled Document Type.

Click Search.

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