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Literary and Film Criticism: Start Here

A list of library resources on Literary and Film criticism

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Featured Database

Gale Literature Resource Center is a great place to find resources on authors, directors, literature and film including biographical information and literary and film criticism.

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Academic databases with articles on Film and Literature criticism 

Search by author or director last name and title of work

Find Books on Criticism

When searching in the CSM library book catalog, you can limit your results to criticism by using the subject heading:

-- Criticism and interpretation

Include the author’s or director's last name before the two dashes.

Example: Shakespeare -- Criticism and interpretation

Capitalization isn’t important, but be sure to include the two dashes between the author name and the subject heading – it won’t work otherwise!

When you have your search terms entered, click the "Subject" icon to search for the subject heading you just entered.