Articles in scholarly journals are particularly important to academic research.
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To find items about authors, do a Subject Search of the author's name (last name, first name).
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SEARCHING FOR LITERARY CRITICISM IN CBBcat
Keyword Search: "author's name" AND critic* ("Kate Chopin"AND critic*)
Subject Search: "author's last name, first name" (eg. Rivera, Tomás)
Many authors have a literary citicism subject sub-division: Baldwin James 1924 1987 -- Criticism And Interpretation
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.
One good source can lead to another!
Hafley, James Robert, 1928 - The Glass Roof: Virigina Woolf as a Novelist. Berkely: University fo California Press, 1954. (link to bibliography)
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