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EN 201 - Writing About Literature

Literature Specific Databases

When searching in literature or general databases, try adding words to describe specific critical approaches, themes, or motifs in your search. 

Biographical Critical Approach

You will find biographical information in a wide variety of criticism, but the sources below are specific biography resources. 

Psychological Approach

You will find psychological approach criticism in the literature databases, but here are some psychology databases that also have some literary criticism and articles about various psychological phenomena you may be writing about. 

Reference Books

Reference books are great for general descriptions of psychological concepts and theories without being too clinical, field-specific, or technical.

Articles & Databases

These databases will have academic and clinical research in the field of psychology. Look for literature reviews, which summarize many experiments in one article, or focus on the literature review or background sections of these articles. 

Historical Approach

You will find psychological approach criticism in the literature and humanities databases, but here is a history specific database that includes literary criticism and will be good for researching the historical context of the novel.