Brown Library has a number of resources for literary criticism. Some of them, such as reserves and circulating books, are available on the top floor. Other resources, such as databases and reference books, are available on the main floor.
We have a selected number of critical essays and books on various authors, such as Fitzgerald and Morrison available upstairs at the circulation desk. Please click here for a complete list. Search reserve lists by class, or by subject.
To find critical books about an author and his works, click on the books link from the right side bar. Use the browse alphabetical search on the bottom half of the screen. Choose search type, subject. Type in the author's name in this format: Morrison, Toni. To find results, you must search by the author's name, not the title of the book. Once you do that you will come to a screen that shows the author's name repeated several times. Look for the author's name, plus the words criticism and interpretation. Like this: Morrison, Toni - Criticism and interpretation. Click there and browse through the results. Remember to keep an open mind. Not all of the book titles that you will see will mention the specific novel or story that you are interested in. Many times a book will have a collection of different articles; some of them about your particular novel or story and some of them about other novels or stories that the author has written. Go to the shelf and browse through them to see what is included.
This is a list of periodical titles in literature. Some of these are available in Brown Library and some are available in the electronic databases.
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