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ENGL 1302 | Professor Crawford

Literature Criticism

Generally, the best sources for literary criticism are in the reference section of each San Jacinto College Campus Library. Literary criticism can be difficult to locate.  Knowledgeable librarians are always available to help you in person or online.

Literature Databases

The library's electronic databases include several sources of literary criticism. The databases frequently used for critical articles in literature research include:


Literature Resource Center

Artemis Literary Sources Advanced Search

Conducting an advanced search in the Artemis Literary database is easy.

From the main search page, choose Advanced Search:

The advanced search page allows you to choose which portions of the article record you want to search. Put the title of the work you are researching in the search box next to  "Name of Work" and the author's name in the search box next to "Person by or about" you can also put in a subject keyword or character's name in the search box next to "Keyword."

When you click on Search, the database will filter the articles and only return those in your search results that match the author and title and contain the keyword you entered on the search screen.

Once your search results screen loads, you will notice that there are subject headings on the left-hand side of the page. Some of those subject headings include specific themes that are addressed in the work of literature.  Read the articles carefully to discover if they address the particular theme you are researching. | North Library: 281-459-7116 | Central Library: 281-476-1850 | South Library: 281-998-6150 ext. 3306