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Literary Criticism: Critical Analysis on the Web

Literary criticism and book reviews for COMM 181 & 182

Trusted Websites

Online Literary Criticism contains biographical and citical information collected by librarians.

English Literature on the Web contains links to author pages, journals, magazines and websites dedicated to English-language literature.

New York Times Book Reviews Search  the New York Times for book reviews from 1981 to the present.

Global Shakespeare is a collaborative project providing online access to performances of Shakespeare from many parts of the world as well as essays and metadata by scholars and educators in the field.

Poetry Archives is a large collection of English-language poetry from around the world.

Cambridge History of English and American Literature  contains over 300 chapters with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing.



Material from Google Scholar

Google Scholar searches the web for scholarly material. Search for the author or title of the work along with some search terms that relate to your research question to find academic articles. 

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Use your RADAR to Evaluate the Source

The RADAR framework provides criteria to help you evaluate the quality, credibility, and relevance of any source of information. Keep these questions in mind when considering if you should use a source in your assignment.

Relevance - is the information/source important to my specific topic or research question?

Authority -  was it written by a credible expert? What institution are they affiliated with?

Date - when was the source published or last updated? Is it a current article (past 10 years)?

Appearance - does it look like a research article? Is there methods/results section?

Reason - why was the information produced in the first place? Who was it written for?

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