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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.

Critical Sources on Dickens from the Library Catalog

For a list of relevant literary criticism and theories related to Charles Dickens's novel Great Expectations copy and paste the following: 

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870--Criticism and interpretation

1) Click on the image below

2) Paste the above subject heading into the search box 

3) Select Subject Browse from the drop-down menu

4) Hit Search. Click on the first link with 33 sources to get to list of relevant Dickens' criticism.

5) You will see a list of print and electronic books of criticism and interpretation from the GCC Library. Browse through the less and select a chapter from one of the books that is most relevant to your research topic.

6) See a librarian for more help navigating. 

  • Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870--Criticism and interpretation.

Salem Press

These reference ebooks from Salem Press provide resources on Charles Dickens's life and literary works.

Searching Gale Literary Sources

Gale Literary Sources contains literary criticism, biographical information about authors, as well as sources that focus on works and specific schools of thought/literary theories. Make sure the sources you select are labeled "literary criticism" or "essay".

Searching JSTOR

JSTOR contains literary criticism, including those that  focus on a specific school of thought/literary theory as applied to a specific work or works. See image below for recommended search for criticism that includes a school of thought or literary theory as applied a s specific work.

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