Examples of reference sources for background information:
Links are to OskiCat records. All these titles are in the Doe Reference collection, North Reading Room, 2nd floor Doe Library.
For more examples, browse the reference collections in the same call number area, or ask for assistance at the Doe Reference Center (next to the North Reading Room) or elsewhere.
Selected Excerpts of Literary Criticism
Literature Criticism Online
Contains thousands of essays from the Gale literary criticism books including: Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism (CMLC), Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC), Drama Criticism (DC), Literature Criticism from 1400-1800 (LC), Poetry Criticism (PC), Shakespearean Criticism (SC), Short Story Criticism (SSC), and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (TCLC).