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English: American Author: Critical Articles for Literature: Home

Reference Books

These books in the WHS Library reference collection are excellent sources for criticism:  

Recommended Books: Destiny OPAC

Gale Virtual Reference ebooks

Boston Public Library


Yes, Massachusetts State Residents can sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard via the web! Just follow the prompts on the registration form and your eCard number will be emailed to you.

List of Literature Resources available at BPL

LibGuide Goals



  • To learn how to locate and identify academic critical articles related to literature
  • See the types of critical articles available for the author you have chosen for the American Author Project

IPL Literary Criticism Pathfinder

Literary criticism is the evaluation, analysis, description, or interpretation of literary works.  Criticism may examine a particular literary work, or may look at an author's writings as a whole. Finding literary criticism can be challenging. This pathfinder is designed to help students in researching and writing a paper that requires sources of literary criticism.

Literature Databases

Recommended Websites

Google Scholar

You can also perform “good” Google searches that result in appropriate literary analysis.

·         Use Google Scholar, which helps to eliminate the “junk”

·         Search with quotes and restrict to .edu or .org sites: “Book Title” site:edu”

·         Search with quotes and the plus sign: "Critical Analysis” + “Ernest Hemingway"

Google Scholar Search