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ENC 1102 - Niedbalec: ENC1102 Literary Criticism Resources

This guide contains information on library resources for the literature topics and research papers requires for this course.

Literary Criticism and Analysis

The resources found on this page are excellent resources for literary criticism and literary analysis assignments.  These resources are found in printed books located at the HCC libraries or as electronic books accessed through the HCC library databases.  If you need assistance with accessing any of these materials, please contact your librarian.


Video Instruction

The following video introduces you to how to use library online systems to find and access literature resources for your literary assignments.

NOTE: If you are prompted to log-in follow the prompts to enter your NET ID and NET ID Password.

Books and eBooks


The books listed below are a sample of the type of literature criticism resources available in the HCC Libraries.  Use the HCC Library Online Catalog to search for literary criticism and analysis based on your story, author and assignment criteria.

Helpful Hints

Helpful Hints

The PDF files below provide helpful search strategies when using the literature databases.  If you have any questions or need further assistance, do not hesitate to contact your librarian.

Resources for Short Stories

Book cover for Short Story Criticism

Short Story Criticism

The Short Story Criticism is a series of books that are available through a searchable database called Gale Literature Criticism.  

Resources for Poetry

Book cover for Poetry CriticismPoetry Criticism

The Poetry Criticism is a series of books that are available through a searchable database called Gale Literature Criticism.  

Resources for Drama

Book Cover for Drama CriticismDrama Criticism

The Drama Criticism book series are available through a searchable database called Gale Literature Criticism.  

Suggested Search Terms to Use

Search Term Suggestions

The following search terms will assist you in locating literary criticisms located at the HCC libraries using the HCC Library Online Catalog.  


"Ernest Hemingway" AND "A Clean Well-Lighted Place"

Type in an author or story title name, use the next search term box in the Advanced Search screen and type criticism to find literary criticism on a specific author or story title.

The following example is for a specific story title or character name.  This is effective search term usage that will bring up solid results quickly.

"Flannery O'Connor" 

AND Hulga