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ENG 125: Introduction to Literature (Purugganan - AL): Articles - Literary Criticism & Analysis

Recommended Article Databases

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.

Search Tips

  • 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.

fences AND august wilson

"streetcar named desire" AND language

"yellow wallpaper" AND gilman AND patriarchal

"my last duchess" AND empower*

jekyll AND stevenson AND dual nature

  • Look for and use filters, such as for publication date, scholarly journals, or type of article.

What Are Peer Reviewed Journal Articles?

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Many scholarly journals use a process called peer review.

  • Before an article can be published in a peer reviewed journal, the journal requires that other scholars in the author's field (the author's peers) critically evaluate the article.
  • Peer review is a kind of quality control process to help ensure that the article represents the best scholarship available.

More information on finding peer reviewed journal articles.