English: Literature & Criticism

  Best Choices:

Gale Literature

Author biographies, bibliographies, and literary criticism, including Shakespearean, contemporary, poetry, nineteenth-century, and short story criticisms.  See the video tutorial.


Scholarly journal articles in area studies, art, business & economics, history, humanities, law, medicine & allied health, science & mathematics, and social sciences.  See the video tutorial.

Project Muse

A collection of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and more.


  Also Try:

Biography In Context

Biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study.

Book Review Digest Plus

Reviews of current fiction and non-fiction, providing review excerpts and full-text reviews (1983-present). Includes children’s books as well as books for adults and young adults.

Humanities Source

Humanities articles: art, film, folklore, gender studies, history, journalism, literary criticism, music, the performing arts, philosophy & religion.


Poems and poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.

  Streaming Video

Digital Theatre+

Full-length filmed stage performances of classic and modern plays, along with interviews and workshops with those involved in the playmaking process.

  Research Guides

Asian American Fiction

A library research guide for doing background research on Asian American studies, history and finding literary criticism about specific authors.