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Literary Criticism

Be sure to go to our Online Databases page and use Magill OnLiterature, which is a literary database that includes literary works, reviewed critical analyses, and brief plot summaries as well as biographies and other essays.


Internet Public Libary Literary Criticism Links to over 2500 websites with critical and biographical information about authors and their works. Also contains an online literary criticism guide. Check out the contemporary literature criticism pathfinder at
A Literary Index: Making Sense of Literature on the Internet The author of this site has set up an exhaustive meta-index to all things literary. Divided into seven major sections, this site will be helpful to anyone trying to understand how to research literature.
Literary Resources on the Net A site that links to Professor Lynch's site states that it is the most extensive for scholarly literary resources. Searchable by major literary era or by a single word (i.e. Twain).
PALS: Perspective in American Literature Paul Reuben has done an excellent job gathering a bibliography of major authors since colonial times. Useful to find legitimate resources, but students will have to find the full text in their local library. Some websites available.
Info USA Provides links to literary criticism sites on the Internet.
Literature & Literary Criticism- South Texas College Provides links to literary criticism sites on the Internet.