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Literary Criticism vs. Book Reviews
Book reviews tend to be written and published shortly after the book under review is published. Reviews tend to be written during a time contemporary to the work analyzed. They might appear in magazines, newspapers, scholarly journal articles, on a blog or a dedicated book review website. Book reviews are usually not the same as literary criticism, although they may be used in some literary approaches, e.g. reader-response, or when a work has not yet received much scholarly attention.
Find Dissertations and Theses from Other Institutions
Start with these databases when searching for dissertations and theses written at other universities. You can request dissertations using Interlibrary Loan.
A free database with records for more than 1.2 million electronic theses and dissertations from around the world.
Locate open access dissertations and theses free of charge. Full text.
Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD)
"Aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions." Note: slow to load; slow to retrieve results
Proquest Dissertation Express
Citation-only database, freely available to search. Search by keyword, author, title, or UMI publication number. Users have the option to purchase dissertations in various format, including PDF download.
Renowned psychology database of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports. Focus on psychology and related disciplines. Coverage from 1800s-present. Published by the American Psychological Association (APA).
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Use Journals List to search for the title of a journal, magazines, or newspaper and tell if the library offers online access or print access to that publication.
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Find books, eBooks, movies, music, government information, and more in the Library Catalog.
Find librarian-created research tips, information about library services, and more on the Blume Library website.
You can browse course information guides and topic guide under the Research Help tab on the Blume Library homepage.
The databases listed below are also searchable through Discover:
Book Review Sites
Book Review Digest Plus
Book reviews on a wide range of topics from a variety of sources. Focus on academic works.
Important resource for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and websites. Focuses on works of interest to researchers in higher education. Searchable.
A great place to find book reviews that appear in newspapers and magazines. It is not a good source for reviews published in scholarly journals.
New York Times - Historical Newspapers
Full image articles published by the New York Times from 1851-2016.
Literary Web Sites
American Literature Internet Resources
Includes selective links to online texts and to American literature sites by genre as well as to a list of pages devoted to specific writers. The LibGuide is maintained by Winnie Shyam at the Buley Library, Southern Connecticut State University.
Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians
Discover 1,200 Romantic and Victorian literary treasures from the British Library.
A peer-reviewed website covering the study of Romantic-period (approximately 1760-1850) literature and culture.
Victorian Women Writers Project
Includes lesser-known British women writers of the 19th century. The collection represents an array of genres - poetry, novels, children's books, political pamphlets, religious tracts, histories, and more.