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Literature Resources & Literary Criticism

Academic Search Complete - Ebsco  e.g. Type in title of work
and limit Document Type= Literacy Criticism
Literature Resource Ctr. (Full-text) Search by author name
for literary criticism, list of works, genre, biography                                   

Contemporary Literary Criticism- Select (Full-text)

Humanities Full Text (EBSCO) Historical Context

Gale Literary Index  Search by Author, Title, Custom. Search by Author
for listings of their works and where to locate criticism

MagillOnLiterature (Full-text)
JSTOR - Includes Literary Criticism e.g. search Poe Criticism or
Poe Tell Tale Heart
MLA International Bibliography
Literature Criticism Online (19th C., 20th C., Contemporary,
Short Story) 
Proquest - All Databases
Literature Online LION (Full-text) Search by Author for: Criticism, Discovery Collection - Biographies, Historical Context
MLA Purdue


  • Shakespeare - Offers the complete works of William Shakespeare.

  • Internet Public Library (IPL) - The IPL includes categories such as authors, book lists and awards, criticism, literature by time period, and original works.

  • Project Gutenberg - Project Gutenberg provides information, books, and other materials a vailable to the general public online. 

  • Yahoo Literature - Yahoo provides links to many categories such as authors, banned books, chats and forums, classics, comparative literature, creative writing, criticism and theory, electronic literature, history of books and printing, literature blog s, organizations, poetry, and reviews.


  • The Association of Writers and Writing Programs - The mission of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs is to foster literary talent and achievement, advance writing as an essential part of a good education, and to serve the creators, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing.

  • Circle of Poets - The Circle of Poets promotes poetry and poets through workshops, improve sessions, and contests.