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Literary Criticism

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This pathfinder is a starting point for your research. It will give you a jump-start to academic resources in both online and print formats. Ask a reference librarian for additional suggestions.

Web sites
Internet Public Library:Literary Criticism
contains critical and biographical web sites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period; created by a team of librarians and supported by the School of Information, University of Michigan, the Internet Public Library was one of the first subject directories on the web
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Need further sources of criticism? See the Online Literary Criticism Guide for additional links on literary criticism and also What Is Literary Criticism, How Can I Find It? for additional suggestions on finding information in the Oakton Library and on the web.

Selected Reference Books In The Oakton Library
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Many of the following books are encyclopedia sets located on the 2nd floor of Library, Des Plaines campus.
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Remember to use the index volume of the encyclopedia set to locate what you need.

African American Authors, 1745-1945: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook
Call Number: REF PS153.N5A32 (DP)


African American Writers (3 volumes)
Call Number: REF PS153.N5A344 (DP)


American Women Writers (4 volumes)
Call Number REF PS147.A42 (DP)

Asian American Literature:Reviews and Criticism of Works by American Writers of Asian Descent
Call Number: REF PS153.A84A82 (DP)

Asian American Novelists:A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook
Call Number: REF PS153.A84A825 (DP)



Black Literature Criticism (4 volumes)
Call Number: REF PS153.N5B556 (DP)

Contemporary Literary Criticism (multi-volumes)
Call Number: REF PN771.C59 (DP & RHC)

Critical Survey of Drama (7 volumes)
Call Number: REF PR623.C75 (DP)

Critical Survey of Long Fiction (8 volumes)
Call Number: REF PN3451.C75 (DP)

Critical Survery of Poetry (8 volumes)
Call Number: REF PR502.C85 (DP)

Critical Survey of Short Fiction (7 volumes)
Call Number: REF PN3321.C7 (DP)

Dictionary of Literary Biography (multi-volumes)
Call Number: REF PS21.D53 (DP)

Drama Criticism (multi-volumes)
Call Number: REF PN1707.D73 (DP)

Drama for Students (multi-volumes)
Call Number: REF PN1601.D595 (DP)

Latino and Latina Writers (2 volumes)
Call Number: REF PS153.H56L39 (DP)


Literary Movements for Students (2 volumes)
Call Number: REF PN597.L58 (DP)

Literature and Its Times (5 volumes)
Call Number: REF PN50.L574 (DP)

Modern American Women Writers
Call Number: REF PS151.M54 (DP)

Nineteenth-Century Criticism (multi-volumes)
Call Number: REF PN761.N56 (DP)

Novels for Students (multi-volumes)
Call Number: REF PN3385.N68 (DP)


Oxford Companion to African American Literature
Call Number: REF PS153.N5O96 (DP)

Poetry Criticism (multi-volumes)
Call Number: REF PN1010.P499 (DP)

Poetry for Students (multi-volumes)
Call Number: REF PN1101.P64 (DP)

Reference Guide to World Literature
Call Number: REF PN524.R44 (DP)

A Research Guide for Undergraduate Students:English and American Literature
Call Number: REF PR56.B34 (DP)

Short Stories for Students (multi-volumes)
Call Number: REF PN3373.S3844 (DP & RHC)

Short Story Criticism
(multi-volumes)
Call Number: REF PN3321.S5 (DP)


1,300 Critical Evaluations of Selected Novels and Plays
(4 volumes)
Call Number: REF PN44.M35 (DP)

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism
(multi-volumes)
Call Number: REF PN94.T83 (DP)

The Undergraduate's Companion to American Writers and Their Web Sites
Call Number: REF Z1225.B67 (DP)

Books in the Oakton Library
Search ILLINET Online, the Library's online book catalog, for books by and about specific authors and their works.

Full text Periodicals
Search these online periodical indexes for magazine, journal and newspaper articles about authors and about their works:
Expanded Academic ASAP
WilsonWeb/Humanities Index

Many of these articles will be full text and can be sent to your e-mail account. You can search these index from any computer on campus. For off campus access, follow the directions below.

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To access these online periodical indexes from off campus, enter 23211 immediately followed by your social security number. (example: 23211xxxxxxxxx)

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Literary criticism can provide valuable insight into a short story, novel, play or poem.

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This pathfinder is a starting point for your research. It will give you a jump-start to academic resources in both online and print formats. Ask a reference librarian for additional suggestions.

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