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English Literature

A guide for English majors and others searching for criticism research tools

Searching Strategies

When searching for criticism on longer fiction works such as novels and novellas, keep the following in mind.

For research on specific chapters:

  • Know alternate titles, subheadings, or common phrases in the chapter.
  • Likewise, keep in mind the general themes that can be searched.

For research on specific works:

  • Know the alternate names for authors, related works, and the general genre.
  • Keep in mind that reviews of sister works often mention prior works. Consider researching the author in general.


Long Fiction

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