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Macdonald DeWitt Library at SUNY Ulster

Literature & ENG102

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

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 Tuesday, Nov. 29 & Friday, Dec. 2

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Work on your ENG 102 research paper while Librarians are available to provide support, snacks, and a studious environment. We can help you find secondary sources and format your paper and citations.


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: