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Literary Criticism

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Books and DVDs

Visit our Online Catalog to find printed books and DVDs in the library.

Type in your keywords or pick author or title or subject from the drop-down list, and get a list of titles. Click Availability to see which campus has the item, which collection it is in, and if the item is available for check out. The call number tells you where the item is located on the shelf. 


Databases* (Online Articles, Streaming Video, Online Resources)

Academic OneFile

Enter your keyword(s) into the search box at the top of the homepage. In addition to using search terms in a keyword search, Academic OneFile provides a type of search that gives you a good overview of the amount of material available for a search term.  For example: click on Subject Guide Search  and enter the Author's Name as a search term.  



Access journal articles by entering your keyword(s) into the Search box.  OmniFile also lets you search by subject. Click the Advanced Search link and select SU Subject from the drop-down Select a Field (optional) menu to the right of the search box.


Films on Demand

Find full length streaming video by entering a keyword in the Search box. Under Browse Subjects on the main page you can find the subject English. Once can narrow that subject further under Filters to American Literature, British & Irish Literature, and World Literature.


Bloom's Literary Reference Online

Search by the author or title of the work.  Use the tabs to limit your results to Analyses and Criticism, Topics and Themes, etc.


Encyclopedia Britannica

Enter your terms as a keyword search.


Ethnographic Video Online

Search this comprehensive collection of videos covering the study of human culture and behavior by keyword(s) or click on Subjects under Browse to find the subject Literature.


Literature from Salem Press

Online access to the Critical Survey of Long Fiction and Masterplots.



Use keywords to search literary criticisms about authors and their works, as well as some primary sources written by the authors.



eBook Collection (EBSCO)

A growing collection of books covering a wide range of topics. Search by keyword, or select Literature & Criticism under Browse by Category.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Complete, full-text eBooks covering most topics including subject-specific encyclopedias. Search by keyword, or select Literature from the Subject list. 


Web sites

Library Spot Literary Criticism

A portal to other websites containing information on literary works.  When using a portal site, be sure to evaluate any websites you find for authority, credibility, etc.


*Databases and eBooks are available only to CAC students, faculty and staff. For this reason, authorized users who are off-campus must log in through Blackboard to access online journal articles and eBooks.  If you are an authorized user and are prompted for a password, please click here to get to Blackboard. In Blackboard, select 'CAC Library Resources,' then select 'All Articles and eBooks.' You should then be able to use the database you would like to access.  The online catalog and the web sites do not require log-in; anyone can use them.  

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