Best bet for literary criticism:
Other databases with literary criticism:
Articles not available in full-text? Request through ILLiad interlibrary loan.
Look for Request from ILLiad or Request from another library links when a database advices you that full-text is not available.
Articles in scholarly journals are particularly important to academic research. They:
Look for options in databases to limit results to articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.
Older editions of the MLA handbook are also available. Many databases still use the 7th edition. OWL uses the 8th edition. Note the differences! Be consistent.
MLA 7th Edition: Falk, Cynthia G. "'The Intolerable Ugliness Of New York': Architecture And Society In Edith Wharton's The Age Of Innocence." American Studies 42.2 (2001): 19-43. MLA International Bibliography. Web. 19 Jan. 2017.
MLA 8th Edition: Falk, Cynthia G. "'The Intolerable Ugliness Of New York': Architecture And Society In Edith Wharton's The Age Of Innocence." American Studies, vol. 42, no. 2, 2001, pp. 19-43. EBSCO, http://www.jstor.org/stable/40643250. Accessed 19 Jan. 2017.
Use CBBcat (our Colby, Bates & Bowdoin library catalog) to find books with literary criticism.
Just looks for matching words in CBBcat item records. To narrow results, try using quotes to glue together words in phrases, titles or an author's name. "Edgar Allan Poe" critic*
An asterisk is a wild card that stands in for different endings of a word. Thus critic* = critic, critics, criticism, and critical
Try a keyword search that includes a work's title. Note that your result may include both the work and items about that work. "William Shakespeare" "Midsummer Night's Dream"
More precise. Search takes you to books pre-identified as being about that subject, but must use specific vocabulary. Identify subject headings by checking item records found in a keyword search.
GETTING THE BOOKS
Books in Miller Library: Look at the call number. Most literary works are on the 2 bottom floors of the Miller bookstacks.
Books located at the Colby Storage Facility, Bates or Bowdoin: To order click
Enter your name and bar code number (omit beginning and ending letters) from your Student ID or Library Card. You will be notified by email when your request is available to pickup at the Miller Service Desk.
To broaden your search further, try the other catalogs listed under Books & More on our home page: NExpress, MaineCat and WorldCat.
Check the works cited, notes, references and bibliographies of every relevant article or book. You may discover a book or article perfect for your topic.
Hafley, James Robert, 1928 - The Glass Roof: Virigina Woolf as a Novelist. Berkely: University fo California Press, 1954. (link to bibliography)
One good source can lead to another!
Look for a Cited Work using:
OneSearch searches multiple resources at once. Use for very precise searches:
For best results, use limiters: field drop-downs (Title, Publication Title), content type (articles, book chapters, book reviews), etc.
For topical searches, first consult CBBcat and individual databases.