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Literary Criticism


Literary Criticism Research Guide

Literature criticism is the term given to studies that define, analyze, describe, interpret, and evaluate works of literature. Most literary criticisms are in the form of a critical essay, though in-depth reviews are often considered literary criticisms. Literary criticisms may examine a particular literary work of an author or the entirety of the author's writings. Finding literary criticism is often difficult. This guide is designed to assist students in researching and writing a literary criticism paper. The guide is divided into several main categories:

    Library Literature Databases


    The listed books are just a sampling of the reference and circulating literature criticism books that are available. There are additional reference and circulating books available that are not found on this page. Please see a librarian for further assistance.

    Research Guides

    Research guides on popular titles such as the Great Gatsby and To Kill a Mockingbird. These literature criticism guides include access to articles, books, ebooks, and videos on the individual titles listed.

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