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Surveys of Criticism

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Literature Resource Center
A wide selection of literary criticism full text, including Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, Dictionary of Literary Biography , and selections from Drama Criticism .

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Literature Criticism Online

Contemporary Literary Criticism,
Excerpts criticism on authors alive after 1960.

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Literature Criticism Online

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, 1978 +
Excerpts criticism on authors who died between 1900 and 1960.

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Literature Criticism Online

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, 1981 +
Excerpts contemporary and modern criticism on authors living in the 19th century who died prior to 1900.


Contemporary Authors, 1962 + (original and New Revision Series)
Critical biographical sketches of authors, with bibliographies of criticism. The cumulative index of this set includes entries in the first three sources listed here.


"Internet Public Library: Online Literary Criticism Collection"


"Literary Resources on the Net," Jack Lynch.

PS153 .N5 B556

Black Literature Criticism, 1991 +
African and African-extraction authors of the last two centuries.

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Literature Criticism Online

Drama Criticism, 1991 +
Summarizes criticism of world dramatists.

PN1021 .C7

Critical Survey of Poetry, 1992.
Summarizes criticism of English-language poets.

Finding more in-depth criticism:

Check the following resources available through the Library web site's Research Resources page.

Academic Search Premiere

Indexes a broad range of popular and scholarly journals; provides some full text. 1975+

ProQuest Research Library

Indexes, with some full-text, a wide range of popular and scholarly journals.

MLA (Modern Language Association) Bibliography, 1926 +

Indexes literary criticism in depth. Check the Drew Catalog to see if we have the journals needed.

Drew Library Catalog

Search the author's name, last name first,as an LC subject heading. If you do an ordinary keyword search, you will find books  by the author, as well as books about the author.