Use the databases below to find literary criticism articles on many works of literature.
If you only want to find scholarly journal articles only, be sure to check a box titled "refereed" or "scholarly" or "peer reviewed" journals.
Articles are published in periodicals, which is any type of publication published at a regular interval (weeks, months, etc.). Periodical types include magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and scholarly journals. More information on finding peer reviewed articles.
Select the most important 2-3 ideas related to your topic. Put the word AND between each new word or idea; this tells the database to look for resources with ALL your terms.
"Death of a Salesman" AND "American Dream"
O'Brien AND "Things They Carried"
O'Brien AND "Things They Carried" AND redemption
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Many scholarly journals use a process called peer review.