Books and Media
All books listed below are located in the
REF PS129 A55
American Writers: A Collection of Literary Biographies
Includes essays on 97 American writers with biographies, analysis, and criticism.
REF PN771 C59
Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC)
Provides excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, and playwrights.
REF PR821 C7
Critical Survey of Long Fiction
REF PN3321 C7
Critical Survey of Short Fiction
REF PN86 E63 1999
Encyclopedia of Literary Critics and Criticism
Entries on individuals, theories and approaches, and literature concepts.
REF PS221 C8 1969
Includes excerpts of criticism.
REF PN700 L5
Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800 (LC)
Critical discussion of works of novelists, poets, and playwrights from 1400 to 1700.
REF PN44 M342 1996
Masterplots: 1,801 Plot Stories and Critical Evaluations of the World’s Finest Literature
REF PR623 C75 1985
Critical Survey of Drama
REF PN6112.5 M37 1990
Masterplots II: Drama Series
REF PN44 M35
1300 Critical Evaluations of Selected Novels and Plays
REF PR502 C85 1982
Critical Survey of Poetry
Critical analysis of principal works of 340 English language poets.
REF PN1111 P63
Excerpts of critical evaluation on poets from various nationalities, eras, and movements.
REF PN44 M355
Magill’s Literary Annual
Yearly volumes provide essay reviews of books published that year.
REF Z1219 C95
Book Review Digest, 1905-present
An annual index to summarized reviews of books found in 70 periodicals. Entries are by author, with a subject and title index as well. Search in the volume for the year the book was published and if it is not listed, look in volumes for the next one or two years. Ask a librarian for assistance.
REF PN846 M37 1986
Masterplots II: American Fiction Series
REF PN3326 .M27 1986
Masterplots II: Short Story Series
REF PN761 N5
Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism (NCLC)
Excerpts from criticism of writers who died between 1800 and 1899.
REF PN771 G27 T8
Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (TCLC)
Criticism of novelists, poets, and playwrights who lived between 1900 and 1999.
LATIN AMERICA/LATINO LITERATURE
REF PQ7081 A1 L37
Latin American Writers
Essays discussing the works of representatives Latin American writers.
REF PQ7081 A1 M29 1994
Masterpieces of Latino Literature
Analyses and critical evaluations of works of fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry.
REF PN1009 Z9 C55
Children’s Literature Review
Critical information on authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.
Literary criticism and reviews may be found in periodical articles and online databases. The following are particularly useful in locating resources on the topic;
Passwords are required for off-campus access http://www.palomar.edu/library/OnlineDatabases/offcampus.htm
Basic internet Search Strategies - Use a directory, subject portal, or search engine to focus your Internet search. A select list of sites reviewed by Palomar librarians is avaliable at http://www.palomar.edu/library/subjects/literature.htm. Information on evaluating websites can be found at http://www.palomar.edu/library/ResearchAids/SelfHelp.htm#websearching.
Information on Citation Styles – In order to create a bibliography for your research paper, you will need to follow the rules of a specific style. For a list of styles and information on how to use them, go to http://www.palomar.edu/library/ResearchAids/SubjectGuides/WritingStyles.htm