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Literary criticism is essentially an opinion, supported by evidence, relating to theme, style, setting or historical or political context. Although criticism may include some of the following elements in order to support an idea, literary criticism is NOT a plot summary, a biography of the author, or simply finding fault with the literature.
Researching, reading, and writing works of literary criticism will help you to make better sense of the work, form judgments about literature, study ideas from different points of view, and determine on an individual level whether a literary work is worth reading.
Literary criticism in essays shortened from their original published versions can be found in the first two databases. Full text databases follow. If you already have a newspaper citation, and need to locate the article, use the following steps:.
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J S6 O77 Literary Criticism Databases Literary criticism in essays shortened from their original published versions can be found in the first two databases.
Coverage: Gale products published through June Citations Only.
Gale Literary Criticism Authoritative source of literary criticism, summarizing authors' lives and works. Includes excerpts from scholarly articles. Always look up the original source of the excerpted and reprinted articles. Coverage: Varied.
Much more than documents.
Mostly Full-Text. Essay and General Literature Index Index to chapters and essays contained in books of collected works. Focuses on humanities and social sciences, including works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada.
Covers archaeology, folklore, architecture, history, art, linguistics, literature, music, classical studies, poetry, drama, political science, economics, religion women's studies, and film.
Coverage: to present. Articles in this database were published between and Use the library's "Get It! Coverage: to MLA International Bibliography Modern Language Association with Full Text The definitive index for the study of language, literature, composition, folklore, and film with full text for more than 1, journals.
International in scope, the bibliography covers scholarly publications from the early 20th century to the present, including journal articles, books, and more. Coverage: present. Some full text. Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive Full-text version of one of the literary journal, which scrutinized, dissected, applauded, and occasionally disparaged, the work of the twentieth century's leading writers and thinkers.
Why Write Literary Criticism?
Covers articles published between and Please be sure to log off when you are finished. Magill's Literary Annuals Each volulme offers reviews of the major literature published during the previous calendar year. Reviewed titles include examples of literature, both fiction and nonfiction, published in English, from writers in the United States and around the world. Have the citation? If you already have a newspaper citation, and need to locate the article, use the following steps: Search the Journal Locator using the title of the newspaper.
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What is Literary Criticism?
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