Find books in the duPont Library that contain discussion and criticism of literary works and authors. Tip: do a keyword search for the author plus the word criticism.
Find examples of close reading
You can find examples of scholars reading texts very carefully and writing short interpretations of the texts. Review articles in this literary journal for good models of style and substance to follow for your papers.
This is a selected list of databases that have a focus on English literature. Use them to search for literary criticism from journal articles and other sources related to your Renaissance Literature research.
Subject index for books, articles and websites published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics by the Modern Language Association (MLA), an organization dedicated to the study and teaching of language and literature.
Coverage includes: Critical monographs and book collections; over 4,400 journals; Materials in any language, from any country in the world; Dictionaries, catalogues, handbooks, bibliographies, indexes, and other reference works; Published working papers, conference papers, and conference proceedings; Citations of dissertations from Dissertations Abstracts International; Handbooks, anthologies for teaching, syllabi, textbooks, and curriculum guides; Scholarly websites, online bibliographies and electronic monographs; Any work that is of interest to scholars in these fields, whether it is written for a scholarly or more general audience.
Collection of works of English and American literature from the eighth century to the present day, plus biographical and bibliographical information and key works of criticism and reference. Also includes links to literary web resources.
Includes: African American Poetry, American Drama 1714–1915, American Poetry, Annual Bibliography Of English Language And Literature, 1920– (Abell), Canadian Poetry, Early American Fiction 1789–1850, Early American Fiction 1789–1875, Early English Prose Fiction, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, English Drama (including Shakespeare), English Poetry, The Faber Poetry Library, King James Bible, Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Twentieth-Century African American Poetry, Twentieth-Century American Poetry, Twentieth-Century English Poetry.
Search interface: Chadwyck-Healey.
Also contains criticism (journal articles), Reference works, Biographies, Bibliographies, Websites, video clips of poets reading their own and other poets' work, Shakespeare audio plays.
A collection of academic journals in the humanities and social sciences. We subscribe to the "Standard Collection" which is over 300 titles, but not all of the journals on the site. You may want to limit your search to "Only content I have full access to."
Collection that includes over 200 scholarly journals in literature and languages, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous and unrelated titles.
An index of sources about the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Includes scholarly periodicals, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogues, abstracts and discographies, monographs, and essay collections. Date coverage: 1943 to present. Updated daily. Citations only
An index of sources of world history from 1450 to the present, excluding the United States and Canada. Covers cholarly periodicals, books, collections, and dissertations, from 1955 to present. Updated monthly. Citations and abstracts only. Up to 6 concurrent users.
A collection of articles on religion and philosophy from popular and scholarly sources. Taken from the InfoTrac OneFile database. Coverage begins with 1980 for indexing, and 1983 for full text of some of the periodicals.
A collection of peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals and reference sources. Covers most subjects from social sciences, the arts, theology, literature to the physical sciences, technology, medicine, and more. Covers 1980-present. Updated daily.
Contains academic journals and reference sources.
Search interface is Gale Infotrac.
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