English Databases

The following databases are a good place to start when looking for literary criticism.


JSTOR: Provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines. Log In



Project MUSE: Provider of authoritative humanities and social science books and journals from more than 200 of the world’s most distinguished university presses and scholarly societies. Log In


Literary Reference Center (through AskRI): Provides criticism, biographical information, bibliographies, and full-text works of popular authors throughout history. Log in


In our physical collection, look for works by Harold Bloom, Norton Critical editions, and the Arden Shakespeare Collection. Literary criticism can be found in the same area as the works themselves. For example, literary criticism for Moby Dick will be found near the novel Moby Dick.