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Banned Books: Finding Articles
A research guide for use by students learning about banned books.
Find literary criticism published in peer-reviewed journals in multiple databases.
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Put the title of the work in quotes and the author's last name, for example, "Doll's House" Ibsen
If you can't find criticism about a specific work, put the author's name in quotes along with the word criticism, e.g. "Luisa Valenzuela" criticism
What is Literary Criticism?
Literary criticism is the evaluation, analysis, description, or interpretation of literary works. It is usually in the form of a critical essay, but in-depth book reviews can sometimes be considered literary criticism.
Research databases contain a variety of sources such as plot summaries, short stories, book reviews, and journal articles. Print this cheat sheet or use the box below to learn how to narrow your search to literary criticism in peer-reviewed journal articles.
How to Find Literary Criticism in Literature Databases