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Literary Analysis: Literary Criticism on the Web

This guide lists sources that will help you identify books, articles and other resources on an author and/or specific literary work.

Literary Research on the Web

Issues of Authority & the Web

Google and Google Scholar are useful tools. Sometimes Google will bring up content that is NOT available in the Library, including government research, videos, interviews, and archival research documents.  

Students may also employ the "trick" of adding .org; .edu; .gov to any Google search in order to retrieve more professional resources. For example:

La Lorona and "urban legend" site:.edu

American Literature site:.org

National Poetry Prizes site:.gov

The librarians recommend that students start with a Library owned resource before relying on the Internet for sources and that they use a General library resource to find leads on websites. 

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