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

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. 

Tip Sheets

Tipsheets for using the databases suggested in this guide. 

Plant City Library Search

Find Books, Articles, Media, & more:

Databases -- Available Online

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.

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.


Books and Ebooks

Use the Library Catalog available on the Library's Webpage  to locate books and ebooks in the HCC Plant City Library. 

The Library Databases allow you to find articles, videos, and many other types of resources that might be useful for completing your research.  From the library home page or catalog page, click on Databases A-Z or Databases by Subject.  You must be logged into HCC Libraries Online in order to access the library databases.

 Example Search:


To locate items in the library that are by or about Kate Chopin, simply type her name in the search box of the library catalog, click and select "items in library" from the drop-down menu, and click search.

From this results list, you can see that the library has books, ebooks, videos, and evideos available for your use. Click on "View Online" to look at the e-materials or write down the call number to locate an item that is physically in the library.