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CRW 1001 Creative Writing I - Freeman (Plant City): What resources do I use for this class?

Literature Criticism

Literature Criticism

When you need to find out what experts think about a literature work, you will look for literature (or literary) criticism.  Criticisms 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. 

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Books and Ebooks

Using the Library Catalog

Use the Library Catalog keyword search term box above to locate books and eBooks in the HCC Plant City Library. 

Example Search:

To locate items in the library that are by or about Kate Chopin, type her name in the search box of the library catalog and choose Search.

Screenshot of library catalog keyword search term box with "Kate Chopin" typed in.


Use the Filter Results By column to the left of the Results page to help narrow your search results.  To access any electronic format, choose the Full Text PDF option or the "Hillsborough: Click here to view this video" link.

Databases -- Available Online

Where to find Literature Criticisms

When looking in journal or magazine articles for literature criticism - it is best to start in a Database.  The library subscribes to several databases that will be helpful to find Literature Criticism sources.  Hover over the database titles below for a description. The Library Databases allow you to find articles, videos, and many other types of resources that might be useful for completing your research.  

You will need to be logged into HCC Libraries Online in order to access the following databases.  Please see the Logging Into HCC Libraries page for log in instructions.

If you have trouble logging into the databases, please contact us at the HCC Plant City Library.

Tip Sheets

Tipsheets for using the databases suggested in this guide.