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Literature and Literary Criticism

The Literature and Literary Criticism guide describes sources and research strategies. It aims to assist the student of literature in discovering analysis and insight into the authors and works that they will encounter in the course of their study.

Article Databases

The subscription databases listed below are recommended for students of literature. 

Click the Tutorials for Specialized Databases tab for tips on utilizing the search features of each database.

Popular vs. Scholarly Sources

Do you know what a peer-reviewed journal article is? The videos below discuss the difference between "popular" non-scholarly periodicals (including newspapers and magazines) and scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.

Also, check out these links about popular vs. scholarly sources: