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Literary Criticism


Databases - Specific

Literary Reference Center GALILEO logo from EBSCOhost
A full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Literary Reference Center includes more than 10,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; articles of literary criticism; author biographies; full text of over 300 literary journals; book reviews; 25,000 classic and contemporary poems; 11,000 classic and contemporary short stories; full text of over 7,500 classic novels; author interviews; and over 1,000 images of key literary figures.

MLA Bibliography GALILEO logo from EBSCOhost
The MLA International Bibliography is an index covering literature, film, languages, linguistics, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, and folklore. Classical Greek and Latin literature are not covered. MLA indexes books, chapters in books, journal articles, and dissertations. You can limit your search to journal articles. Abstracts are not provided, but there are links to some full text articles.

Literature Online GALILEO logo from GALE
A collection of resources for literary criticism including full text journal articles, encyclopedia articles, brief biographies, and analysis of frequently studies works.

EEBO Early English Books Online (EEBO) is a database of 100,000 plus books, pamphlets, and other printed works published in English between 1473 and 1700.

Contemporary Authors Provides information on published authors, prominent journalists and mediawriters, notable international authors, and 20th and 21st century "literary greats."

Databases - General

Research Library GALILEO logo from ProQuest
Provides full text for over 1,700 scholarly journals and general magazines. All subjects.

Academic Search CompleteGALILEO logo from EBSCOhost
A scholarly, multi-disciplinary database that searches a total of 10,900 publications including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Full text is provided for 5,300 journals.

A digital archive of scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. The collection's coverage begins with the earliest issues of these journals and continues up to a few years before current publication.

The Gale Series shelved in the Reference Section

This series includes Poetry (purple), Short Story (red), and a variety of other titles (brown) - all held on the reference shelves, and available at the call numbers listed below.

Locate criticism in specific volumes of the different series by accessing the index here.

Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC) Ref PN 771 .C59
Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism (NCLC) Ref PN 761 .N5
Poetry Criticism (PC) Ref PN 1111 .P63
Short Story Criticism (SSC) Ref PN 3373 .S56
Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (TCLC) Ref PN 771 .G27
Shakespearean Criticism Ref PR 2965 .S43

Locating Criticism in Books

GIL Lane Library's Online Catalog
Exact Search lets you view the subject headings for your author:

GIL Express
Searches for books throughout the University System of Georgia libraries

eBooks on EBSCO Host GALILEO logo
Provides access to over 15,000 electronic books (e-Books), including reference books, scholarly monographs, publications of many university presses, and consumer books. Users must create a personal user name and password at an IP-validated computer in the library. Once the account is created, you will be able to access netLibrary eBooks from any computer.

WorldCat GALILEO logo
Use this to search for books held in libraries worldwide.

Journals - access holdings by clicking titles

Subscriptions are subject to change. Additional titles of potential interest to the field are available. For complete, current journal holdings, and online access info, search the Journal Locator.

Selected Books in Lane library

Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory Ref PN 41 .C83 1998
Dictionary of Literary Symbols Ref PN 56 .S9 .F47
Handbook to Literature. Ref PN41 .H355 2006
Harper Handbook to Literature Ref PN41 .F75 1997
American Writers Ref PS 129 .A55
British Writers Ref PR 85 .B688
Dictionary of Literary Biography Use Literary Index to find your author
Survey of Contemporary Literature Ref PN 44 .M34
Critical Survey of Short Fiction Ref PN 3373 .M24
Facts on File Companion to the American Short Story Ref PS 374 .S5 .F33 2000
Reader's Companion to the Short Story in English Ref PS 374 .S5 .R43 2001
Reference Guide to Short Fiction Ref PN 3373 .R76 1994
Short Story Criticism (excerpts of significant criticism) Ref PN 3373 .S56
American Short Fiction Criticism & Scholarship: 1959-1977: A Checklist Ref PS 374 .S5 .W43
Short Fiction: A Critical Companion Ref PS 374 .S5 .E93
Twentieth Century Short Story Explication Ref PN 3373 .W33 1976
Magill's Bibliography of Literary Criticism Ref PN 523 .M25
Contemporary Poets. Ref PR 603 .C6 2001
Critical Survey of Poetry, 2nd Revised Ed. Ref PN 1021 .C7 2003
Critical Survey of Poetry Ref PR 502 .C85 1992
Longman's Dictionary of Poetic Terms Ref PN 41 .M94 .H6 1992
MasterPlots II Poetry Series, Revised Edition Ref PN 1110.5 .M37 2002
MasterPlots II Poetry Series PN 1110.5 .M37 1992 (2nd floor)
New Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Poetry in English Ref PR 601 .O9 1994
New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics Ref PN 1021 .N39 1993
Poetry Criticism (excerpts from significant critical articles) Ref PN 1111 .P63
English Poetry, 1660-1800 Ref PR 551 .M44 1982
English Poetry, 1900-1950 Ref PR 610 .A54 1982
Guide to American Poetry Explication Ref PN 523 .M25
Guide to British Poetry Explication Ref PR 311 .M37 1991
Poetry Explication: A Checklist of Interpretation Ref PR502 .K9 1980 PubDate: 1980

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