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Subject Guide: Literary Criticism Research

Literary Criticism Research


Provide access to periodical articles, book chapters, and reference works about literary criticism.

The Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from many time periods. LRC is a full-text database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and other unique sources.

You may wish to consult the databases listed below as well. 


BIBLIOGRAPHIES are lists of works by or about an author. Annotated bibliographies provide a summary paragraph of the work, so you can know in advance if the work will be helpful. Sometimes the end of a book or periodical article will include a bibliography.

There are books which are entire bibliographies in themselves. These bibliographies are located in the reference section of the upper level of the library (call number 016). Following the 016. is the author’s assigned Dewey Decimal call number.

For example, the library owns A Bibliography of Nathaniel Hawthorne, with the call number R 016.813 H39B. All of an author's bibliographies are grouped together.

Reference Books