When you need to find out what experts think about a literature work, you will look for literature (or literary) criticism. Criticism can be found as books, articles in journals, articles in books, and more. In the boxes below you will find instructions for locating criticism in these sources.
When searching the catalog, it is generally a good idea to begin searching with broad terms. If I were looking for information about Shakespeare's Hamlet -- I would start my search with just those two words. If you get too many results, the search can be narrowed by adding additional search words or by searching by Title or Author rather than Keyword.
Below are some general books on criticism to begin with.
To locate literary criticism in these two publications, use the following databases:
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