This course guide will help you find resources for the ENGL 103 research paper based on a lyric poem, poem, play or work of literary fiction. This guide will also help students enrolled in other ENGL courses.

Selected Reference Books for Literary Criticism

The following titles are located in the Reference Area on the first floor. Each includes multiple critical essays written by scholars in the field of literature. Use them inside the library only. Photocopies are 10 cents per page, scanning is free. See directions in Copy Room to copy two pages at a time. 

Selected Reference Titles for Poetry

Print Sources

Locate Print Sources 
Learn how to access various types of print sources in the library. 

      • Gale reference books (in-library use only)
      • 2nd Floor Book Stacks (available for checkout)

Gale Reference Books

Access Gale Reference Books

In your search for print, begin with the select reference titles on either side of this page. To find criticism on specific works, use the Gale Literary Sources database and search by title.

Many of the essays that appear in print also appear online in the Artemis database, but not all. Depending on your work, you may find more sources online than in print or vice versa. NOTE: Make sure you don't find the same source in print and online.

1.Select Gale Literary Sources, then Gale Literary Index.

2. Do a Title Search for your work.

 

3. Select the title that best fits your work and author. Match words exactly as entered. 

 

Lennon author search

4. We don't own all Gale titles, but we own most that will appear in these results. (See the titles on either side of this page for the ones we own.) The bold number indicates the volume and the others are pages where your work appears. Most of the essays in these books appeared elsewhere first, often in  a journal or book. 

Results from author search

5. For more information on how to cite these print works. Go to the Citations tab at the top of this page.

Access Circulating Books


For additional print sources located on the 2nd Floor or in Ready Reference,
click inside the empty box below to search the catalog
 
EXAMPLES
 
Do a KEYWORD search using the author or title of the work and "criticism".
If your story includes common words (like the example below, add the author's last name too. 
 

Do a SUBJECT search using the author's last name, first name.
 

Select a library subject heading the includes the athor's name as well as "criticism and interpretation".
 
 

NOTE: LOCATION(S), CALL # and STATUS before retrieving the book.
 


 
 
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