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A Library Subject Guide

Finding Criticism in Databases

Literary criticism analyzes, evaluates, and interprets literary works. It usually includes discussion of the work’s content and integrates ideas with other insights gained from research. Literary criticism can be positive, negative, or neutral and can be a study of an individual piece of literature or an author’s body of work. It can include, but is not just a plot summary, a biography of the author, or simply finding fault with the literature.

To find books and articles on your topic, try searching the title of the work and the theme or character you're researching

Hamlet and Ophelia
Hamlet and feminism