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Literary Research & Literature Criticism

Sources to locate literature criticism and conduct other literary research

What is Literary Criticism?

Literary criticism analyzes, interprets, or evaluates a work of literature. Criticism asks what literature is, what it does, and what it is worth.

This guide lists only a few of the reference tools that contain or refer to literary criticism. Ask a Reference Librarian for assistance in choosing or using literary criticism resources.

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English Literature & Language Databases

Literary Web Sites

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