How to find literary criticism
Browse the catalogue by subject
Some catalogue subject headings that may be useful:
- Comparative literature -- English and American
- Comparative literature - American and English
- Traveler's Writings, American - History and Criticism
Find literary criticism using a subject search (library catalogue)
Most major authors will be catalogued with a subject heading ending with the term "criticism and interpretation." You can use this subject heading to find literary criticism (in books) about a particular author.
- Perform a subject search in the catalogue on the author's last name (last, first).
- Click on the subject heading that ends in "criticism and interpretation"
Example: "Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731 Criticism and interpretation."
Find literary criticism using a keyword search (Summon)
You can perform a keyword search for a specific author and elements of their work that you're interested in. By searching Summon, you will find all types of materials, including articles, books, chapters, and more.
Example: "Daniel Defoe" AND masculinity
Key databases for literary criticism
A selection of books on transatlantic issues
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