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

Literature Criticism


Writing creatively explores your imagination.  In this section of the Online Library Research Guide (LibGuide), there are some recommended resources that discuss how important imagination is to the creative process.  

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.  Also in this section, you will find instructions for locating criticism in these sources. 

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 Trouble Logging In? page for instructions.

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

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Tip Sheets and Instructional Video

Tipsheets for using the databases suggested in this guide.