Try these online databases to find literary criticisms, peer-reviewed articles, and other scholarly information about your author and novel.
Remember to choose FULL TEXT, if available.
Your Borrower ID is your student ID (PID for employees)
Your PIN is your 4-digit birth date (MMDD)
Truncation Add an asterisk (*) to a root word to expand your search. For example, searching with the term femin* will result in articles containing the keywords feminist, feminism, feminine.
Limiting Limit your results by searching for full text, peer reviewed, date, and other limiters
You are probably familiar with book reviews. Book reviews are usually a small paragraph in a newspaper or magazine that comments on a book. Book reviews are written for everyone, click here to see one from The New York Times.
Literary criticism is a longer, in-depth analysis about an author, a literary work, or even a single character, theme, or occurence in a literary work. When searching for research to write a paper in a college level literature class, you NEED to use literary criticism, click here to see an example from the Journal of International Social Research.
The databases will offer both. Make sure you can tell the difference.