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ENC 1102: Finding Literary Criticism & More (Dale Mabry): Long Fiction (Novels, Graphic Novels)

Selected websites and library resources for researching works of literature.

Background Info: Novels

Background information on literary works can include plot summaries, thematic overviews, author biographies, historical context, and other factual information. This kind of content can help you understand the scholarly articles you will find as you search for literary criticism.

Background info: Graphic Novels

Literary criticism in article databases

Different from background information, literary criticism can be defined as analysis and interpretation of literary works by scholars giving their points of view. These online databases are especially helpful for finding literary criticism articles.

Literary criticism in the library catalog

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Video demo

This video shows how to find literary criticism in PRIMO, the library catalog and in literary research databases. Captions are available.

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

Help sheets

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