There are several ways to seek help from a librarian:
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Please see the boxes below for databases in which you may search for literary criticism, as well as for topics related to English literature.
MLA International Bibliography includes 2 million citations drawn from 4,400 journals and series and 1,000 book publishers. It covers criticism and scholarship on literature from around the world.
Depending on your topic, you may find searching by the following to be helpful:
· SU: "The House on Mango Street" AND SU: Cisneros AND masculinity
· SU: "The House on Mango Street" AND SU: Cisneros AND gender
· SU: "The House on Mango Street" AND SU: Cisneros AND race
*** Be sure to check off the "Scholarly/Peer Reviewed" box! ***
Gale Literature Resource Center (LRC) is a full-text database covering more than 124,000 authors. In addition to critical analysis of authors and their works, biographies and bibliographies are also included.
A newer novel may not have much literature criticism about it yet, but you may find some of the lengthier reviews useful.
1) Perform an Advanced Search for:
2) Look over the Literature Criticism results
3) Filter Your Results
4) As you scroll through the results, note the Word Count and consider looking at those that are 1,000 words or more
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