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Literature Criticism Online
Full text of articles from these major literary criticism series:

  • Classic and Medieval Literature Criticism
  • Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism
  • Twentieth Century Literary Criticism
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • Children's Literature Review

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Literature Resource Center
Use this database for your English homework and projects. It has information about authors' lives and about the books they've written. This is the place to search for literary criticism.

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Use Literature Notes to get information about the life and background of an author in addition to book summaries and character descriptions.

Shakespeare Resource Center

Find biographical information about Shakespeare and his works as well as background and historical information about the Globe Theatre and Elizabethan London.