Photo by Carl Van Vechten, 1936
Your English teacher has told your class that each of you must pick a work of literature, find literary criticism about some aspect of it, and then write a paper summarizing your research. He further tells you that you must find both books and journal articles on your chosen literary work. And finally, he wants you to set the literary work in its context, meaning you need to say something about the author, her life, and why she wrote that particular literary work.
How do you get started? Where do you find this stuff?
This research guide is designed to lead you through the multi-step process of finding literary criticism. In it you will learn about:
Use the tabs at the top of the page to move throught the various sections of this research guide.