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Finding Literary Criticism: Journal Articles
First things first: you're looking for literary criticism within journals, not book reviews. A work of literary criticism differs from a book review in that it is typically a more in-depth critique of a work, and it's most often intended for an academic audience.
To find literary criticism, search keywords like the title of the work (Anna Karenina), author's name (Tolstoy), and themes (religious crisis).
- Search for your author.
- Search for your author's work of interest.
- Use the suggested subjects that the database recommends.
- Choose source type Academic Journal.
- Search MLA International Bibliography and Humanities International Complete at the same time with CHOOSE DATABASES above the search box on the results page
- In Literary Reference Center Plus, limit to source type literary criticism.
Searching Tips and Tricks
Databases To Try
Humanities International Complete This link opens in a new window
Index, abstracts, and full text for journals, books and other resources in the humanities.
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
Online access to scholarly articles in the arts and sciences.
Literary Reference Center Plus This link opens in a new window
Information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
MLA International Bibliography This link opens in a new window
Index to books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics.
Academic Search Complete This link opens in a new window
Index, abstracts, and full text for many scholarly publications covering all academic areas of study.
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Use our Journal Finder.
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