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Books on literary criticism of novels can be found in the library by checking the library catalog for research materials on the subject. A search by author or by the title of the work can be made by inserting the search terms in either the Words or Phrase or Subject search boxes. The terms criticism or bibliography may be added to the author or title. If this does not work, look for criticisms or bibliographies on the author or novels in general. Also the textbook will probably offer a list of works about the novel or author. Check the library catalog to see if the library has copies of the works cited.

Reference Books

• Essay and General Literature Index (R AI 3 .E752)
• Novels for Students (R PN 3365 .N68 1997)
• Critical Survey of Long Fiction (R PN 3451 .C75 2000) Also known as Magill’s.
• Other Reference materials are available by nationality, time period, and type of fiction. If you need assistance, ask a Reference Librarian for help.

Online Resources

Online resources include online journals, websites, periodical indexes and databases (which may contain full-text articles) and electronic books (listed in the library catalog). The online resources may be accessed through the UAH Library Homepage. Click on the
Online Databases link to search the contents of journals or click on the Journals link to find specific journal titles.

MLA International Bibliography
Literature Resource Center
Oxford University Press Journals
Project Muse
Academic Search Premier
Expanded Academic Index
Web of Science (includes Arts & Humanities Citation Index)

Other Sources for Research

Although the following books are not criticisms or critical analyses, they may offer some extra research information about the novel or author.

• Companion to Southern Literature (R PS 261 .C55 2002)
• Encyclopedia of Southern Literature (R PS 261 .S515 1997)
• American Writers (R PS 129 .A55)
• Fiction Dictionary (R PN 3355 H.46 1995)
• Encyclopedia of Latin-American Literature (R PQ 7081 .A1 E 56 1997)
• Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (R PN 3433 .E53 1993)

Super Search

With Super Search the user can search multiple databases with one search. An example of a multiple search is Google, but unlike Google, searching with Super Search results in only academic results.

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