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*English1B Literary Criticism

Use this guide for general help in English M01B

Finding Books

Find print and electronic books using the Library Catalog:


  1. Set your search to a "Subject Heading" search
  2. Type in the name of your author
  3. Click on the hyperlinked subject that deals with "Criticism and interpretation" to find books that include critical essays. 


You can also search the catalog for a title, author (use last name, first name format) or subject.  Add any of the following keywords to your search to pull critical essays: 

  • Harold Bloom editions are collections of critical essays. Look for the name "Harold Bloom" or "Bloom's" in the title.
  • Critical Insights are a series of books containing critical essays. These are also available online.
  • Interpretations will return any of Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations (collection of critical essays)

 

The electronic database Gale Literary Index is a tool to look up books that appears in our print Gale literary criticism reference collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you are looking for an author or a certain title, the results in Gale's Literary Index will list the reference book print resources, followed by the volume number in bold, and then the page numbers.  For example, running a title search for Animal Farm by Orson Welles, we get the following results:

Gale series that include a discussion of this work:
Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction: Analyses, volume(s) 1:154-57
Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults, volume(s) 5: 2124-30
Children's Literature Review, volume(s)68:115-85; 171:95, 114
Literature and Its Times, volume(s) 4:14-20
Novels for Students, volume(s) 3:1-13
Reference Guide to English Literature (St. James Press, an imprint of Gale), edition(s) 2:1462-63
Short Story Criticism, volume(s) 68:1-62
Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, volume(s)2:497-98, 500-01, 504-07, 510-12, 514; 6:344-45, 348, 351, 353; 15:299-300, 302, 308, 319, 321-23, 325-26, 329-30, 333-35, 343, 353-54, 364; 31:176-80; 51:221, 227, 237, 242- 43, 246, 264-65; 128:258-62, 264-67, 270-72, 278-79, 286, 290, 293, 296, 298, 307, 310-11; 129:223, 225, 228, 235, 244, 246-47, 251, 255, 259, 261, 264; 276:65, 76, 89, 112, 115-16, 118, 121-23, 136-37
World Literature Criticism, edition(s) 4:2575-78, 2581-83, 2585

 

You can then search these titles in the book catalog to see if they are part of the Moorpark College Library collection.

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