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Literary Criticism

This guide will help you get started with your research in literary criticism and theory. It features resources that are available in the Glendale College Library, both print and electronic as well as links to subscription databases and online resources.

Finding Information about Short Stories

The following terms are some of the subject headings related to the short story that can be used to locate materials in the online catalog:

  • Short story
  • Short stories
  • Short stories history and criticism
  • Short stories, American
  • American fiction 20th century dictionaries
  • European fiction 20th century history and criticism
  • English fiction history and criticism 

To find short stories written by non-English speaking writers, search by using short stories  followed by the language in which the short story is written. For example:

short stories, French

short stories, Chinese

Note: To locate materials that contain examples of short stories, select Subject Search while using the terms history and criticism. 


To locate resources for short stories, both in print and electronic formats, click on the dropdown menu next to "Short Stories" to navigate to a different page.

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