General Research, Writing, and Literature guides:
Books of criticism and interpretation of an author's work use the library catalog (PRIMO) and put in your author as a SUBJECT. You want books ABOUT your author.
Other search terms that can be useful:
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
See also: Using the Gale Literary Indexes tab above
If a literary work is not in your textbook, before you go out and buy a copy, try one or more of these resources: