Answered By: Corrie Bott
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2015     Views: 3

Literature criticism is an essential part of many English assignments and other humanities research. Pearson Library offers a series of excellent database for finding literature criticism about everything from drama to poetry to short stories, and more. 

A great database to start with is Gale's Literature Criticism Online. This database contains tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays covering works from contemporary literature back to classical and medieval times, and including poetry, short stories, drama, and children's literature,

 

Some of strongest multidisciplinary literary criticism databases available through Pearson Library are:

 

Literature Criticism Online (GALE) 
Literature Criticism Online offers centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals - delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays covering works from contemporary literature back to classical and medieval times, and including poetry, short stories, drama, and children's literature, all at your fingertips.

 

Artemis Literary Sources from Gale
This is an aggregated resource that compiles resources from multiple Gale databases subscribed to by Pearson Library including Literature Criticism Online, the Literature Resource Center, and LitFinder. 

 

Literature & Language - ProQuest Research Library
This database is a fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, hundreds of full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources

 

Literature Online (LION)  
Literature Online is the leading online resource for the study and teaching of literature in English. It is a fully integrated service that combines the texts of over 355,000 literary works with a vast library of key criticism and reference resources. Literature Online’s collection of accurate poetry, prose and drama is relied upon by researchers around the world on a daily basis and the essential criticism and reference resources, including an ever-growing library of full-text journals and author biographies, helps keep you up to date on the latest research into every aspect of literary and linguistic study.

 

LitFinder 
LitFinder is a source for exemplary original literature content. This online resource is replete with full-text and primary content vital to literature and language study. It provides access to more than 135,000 full-text poems, stories, plays and more. The superior content, including world coverage, period pieces, unmatched primary content, easy-to-use functionality and fast access make LitFinder an excellent source for literature scholarship.

 

For more databases on a range of subjects, please take a look at the English Research Guide! (link below)

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