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

Selected websites and library resources for researching works of literature.

Poetry: Background Info

Background info - such as that found in these books and eBooks - provides the basic information about a work, author or literary topic. Background info can give a foundation for reading literary criticism.

Shakespeare

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.

Search HCC Libraries catalog for literary criticism

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Help sheets

The following two links open to documents in new windows.

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.