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*English1B Literary Criticism

Use this guide for general help in English M01B

Using the Databases

This database includes literary criticism from scholarly journals, as well as work overviews from reference books.

For best results, use the "Works Search" search to find information on poems, short stories, novels and plays. 

Use the "Person Search" to get information on a particular author. 

A "Works Search" on George Orwell's novel Animal Farm yields the following results:

 

Clicking on the second choice in this list will give us the following:

 

Note the "Content Types" in the right-hand column.  Click on any of the links to see the full list of the different resources.

Literature Resource Center

For best results, use the "Works Search" search to find information on poems, short stories, novels and plays. 

Use the "Person Search" to get information on a particular author. 

To locate print reference sources, you may use the Gale Literary Index.  For more information on this process, please refer to the "Finding Critical Essays in Reference" tab under the "Books" tab of this guide.

 

A "Works Search" of George Orwell's novel Animal Farm gives the following results:

 

 

Clicking on the second choice in the list yields the following:

Note the "Content Types" in the right-hand column.  You can click any of the links to get the full list of results for each type of resource.

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Assistance is available whenever the library is open (see current Library Hours).

In person:

See the reference librarian in person at the Library Reference Desk for immediate service.

Phone us at: 805-378-1472

Email us atmcreference@vcccd.edu

Email us your reference question being as clear and specific as possible concerning your needs.