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ENL 2022 (O'Brien) - Literature essay assignment: Core Literature Databases

Resource guide for Professor O'Brien's online class

Literary Databases

The following databases are excellent resources for locating literary criticism articles.



Sample Database Search

The video below is an example of how to search the Literature Resources From Gale database to locate critical information on Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice

Note: For optimal viewing, use the full screen icon in the lower right corner of the video and adjust the gear setting to increase quality.

Finding Plot, Themes, and Critical Information

The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a good starting point for finding more information regarding themes, characters, symbols, settings and more for a work of literature.  The following search below illustrates how to use this database fo locate that type of for The Wasteland by T.S. Eliot.

Subject Guide

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Jenna Settles
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