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ENC 1102: Finding Literary Criticism & More (Dale Mabry): Databases

Selected websites and library resources for researching works of literature.

About library databases

Besides the library catalog, search your topic in smaller, more specific library databases. To get you started, on this page are links to recommended databases.

Online article databases

Video databases - find productions or discussions of literary works, author interviews, etc.

Help sheets

The following two links open into new windows.

Video tutorial: Using Bloom's and Gale Literature databases (00:08:05)

This video tutorial shows how to find literary criticism in the library catalog and in literary article databases. The databases portion begins at 2:54. Captions are available. 

The databases demonstrated are Bloom's Literature and Gale Literature. The techniques shown are useful for any literary database.

A note about scholarly articles

Many, if not most, of the articles you will use in your research will be found in online library databases. Many of these articles are scholarly sources.