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Macdonald DeWitt Library at SUNY Ulster

ENG102 & General Literature Research

A Subject Guide to highlight the key resources for locating literary criticism and literature within the DeWitt Library collection.

Related Resources

Databases for Criticism and Reviews

Literature criticism is a secondary source written about a work of literature. For example, an essay about the role of symbolism in A Rose for Emily would be considered literary criticism. Literary criticism typically evaluates the content and/or quality of a work of literature; it is not a summary. You will find literature criticism in academic journals and books.

Use the direct Links to the following databases to search for criticism and reviews of literature, poetry and other works of fiction.

For more contemporary works, you may need to search a broader pool of resources. Reviews in magazines and newspapers can be found by searching the following: