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English: Find Literary Criticism

Your guide to research for English classes at Harper College.

Getting Started: Find Articles

The Library can connect you to introductory articles and texts that provide an overview of the topic, including chronological and historical analysis of key events, opinions both the pro and con, etc.  Familiarize yourself with the existing research, and distill down the ideas and concepts you need for your paper, project or speech. In doing so, you will build a solid information foundation upon which you can assemble your arguments and views. (And don't forgot to outline your paper!) The resources below will help you develop a foundation of information and expertise on your topic. Pay close attention to the specific terms and keywords (subjects or tags) that can be used in your subsequent searches to connect you to more resources. 

Find Magazine and Academic Journal Articles

General research databases:

Two additional EbscoHost databases for literature that can be searched simultaneously with the databases listed above.

Literary Criticism

Use the following library databases to find literary critiques:

Tutorials for magazine and academic journal databases