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Finding Criticism

In addition to scholarly articles and books on your topic, here are some resources you should consult when seeking criticism of an author or work:

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
Full text database providing an extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary authors. Each CLC-Select entry also contains a link to a "Biographical/Critical Introduction" page that lists the major works of the author, provides biographical information, discusses their major works, the author’s critical reception, further readings about the author, and links to the full text critical journal articles. Coverage: Writers now living or who died after December 31, 1959.

Literary Reference Center
Includes authors from antiquity to the present day, writing in various genres. This database provides plot summaries, author biographies, and readable criticism useful for students. Sources include books, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, and scholarly literary journals.

Biography Resource Center w/ Marquis Who's Who
Full text database with Biography Resource Center containing over 427,000 biographies from quality reference sources plus articles from hundreds of periodicals chosen for their biographical content. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search. Marquis Who’s Who is an added and integrated module containing more than 1.4 million thumbnail biographies.