Why use literary criticism?
Literary criticism provides analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of literary works.
How do I find literary criticism?
Literary criticism is published in books and in journal articles. You will usually find that books cover major writers and larger works such as novels, well-known plays, or collections of poems or stories. It is rare to find an entire book of criticism on a single poem or a short story. Articles are more focused; besides covering novels and plays, they can also be about poems and stories.
To find literary criticism in journals and book chapters, use these databases in GALILEO@UGA:To search the databases from off campus, you'll need the GALILEO password
To find literary criticism in books, use the library catalog GIL-Find:
- Type in the title of your novel, play, story, or poem or the name of the author you are studying
- Change the drop-down menu from 'All Fields' to 'Subject'