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Literary Criticism Overview

Literary Criticism

Locate literary criticism by searching the databases listed below.

For more information on tools for locating literary criticism, see "MLA Bibliography" and "Gale Literature" help pages under "Literary Criticism" tab above.

Database Search Tips

What is a database?

A database is a collection of citations, indexes, and/or full text for articles that originally appeared in journals, magazines, or newspapers.

Databases differ from catalogs. A catalog indexes books, DVDs, AV materials, music, and more so you can locate a record and then locate the item. Catalogs do not have full text articles.

Database Access Off Campus

All of the databases provided by Hewes Library can be accessed from off campus.  To do so, follow these directions:

  • Select the database you wish to access from the Hewes Library website.
  • You will be prompted by a Monmouth College login screen.
  • Enter your MC network username and password.
  • Once logged in, use the resource as if you were on campus.

Literary Criticism Databases

Recommended databases for language and literature research

  • Read explanatory notes for each resource to evaluate the effectiveness for your topic.
  • EBSCO platform databases can be searched simultaneously; see how.
  • The library catalog should also be searched for books containing literary analysis.
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