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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.

Using this CampusGuide

If you want more resources on a specific literary form, click on the topic on the yellow bar at the top of the page. Use the drop-down menu for each topic to access specific resources on that form: drama, poetry, or short stories.

To find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, or online sources for general literary criticism, please select the Databases and Online Resources page. For further assistance, please see one of our helpful reference librarians.

Research Strategy

A research strategy may include some or all of the following:

  • Using reference sources to obtain background information
  • Finding books and other library materials
  • Finding journal articles
  • Using the Internet to find academic Web resources

Finding Books and Other Library Materials

Students can use OneSearch Discovery (Advanced Search) to find books in the Glendale College Library. Search by author, title, keywords, or subject. If searching by subject, you must use the official Library of Congress Subject Headings. A person's or author's name can be a subject heading (e.g., Dickens, Charles) when searching for books about Charles Dickens and his work.

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Citing Sources

The library's CampusGuide on Citing Sources offers a wealth of resources on MLA, APA, and Chicago Style, plus information how to avoid plagiarism and the ethical use of sources. 

CampusGuide - Citing Sources

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