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Criticism and resources for all types of literature in English..


This guide provides resources for research into English literature.

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Find scholarly and popular articles about general literature topics or individual authors and works. In advanced search, you can change the Document Type to what you need, including Literary Criticism, Book Review, Poetry Review, and more.

For more advanced searches in literary criticism, use the MLA International Bibliography database.

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