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Last Updated: May 14, 2017     Views: 20

You can find literary criticism on short stories, poetry, novels, and other types of literature in the following databases: 

Please note: To access the library databases, you must be signed into Blackboard. 

 

If you are looking for a short story instead of literary criticism, please see this FAQ.   

  • To find a criticism on a particular work of literature, search for the title of the work and/or the name of the author.  For example, "The Old Man and the Sea" or "Ernest Hemingway".  (Note: Look in the abstracts of results for words like "criticism", "analysis", "essay", or "discussion" to be sure that you have retrieved criticism about the short story and not the text of the short story itself.) 

  • You can also try a search using the term "literary criticism" and the title of the short story or name of the author.  For example, "literary criticism" AND Hemingway.   

Below is an example of a search using Bloom's Literature:  

  

On the Bloom's Literature homepage, click on the search box and type in your keyword(s), then click the red button on the right with the magnifying glass icon.  For this example, my search term is "The Old Man and the Sea".

 

Next you will see a list of results.  If you want to narrow down the type of results, try clicking on one of the tabs at the top of the page.  For example, if you click on the tab at the top for Analyses and Criticism, the results will be narrowed down to just those analyzing or critiquing the work of literature you are researching.    

  

  

Clicking on the title of an article will open up the full text.  The citation for the article is available at the bottom of the article in MLA and Chicago styles. 

 

For more information on how to find the library's databases, please see the video below. 

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