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Literary Criticism search terms
 English literature -- (Time period)  (Author or Genre) -- Authorship
 American literature -- (Time period)  (Author or Genre) -- Technique 
(Topic or name) -- Drama (Author or Genre) -- Literary style
(Topic or name) -- Poetry (Author) -- Criticism and interpretation 

 

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Common MLA citations

Journal Article

Reeve, Charles. "Andy Warhol's Death's and the Assembly Line Autobiography." Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 34.4 (2011): 657-75. Academic Search Premier. Web. 13, Feb. 2013.

Book

Arnold, Dana. Art History: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. Print.

Website

The Getty. J. Paul Getty Trust, n.d. Web. 13, Feb. 2013.

Note: ProQuest and Ebsco databases provide citations in MLA format 

You don't have the library materials I need!

First, stop by any campus library and see a CSM librarian. We can help you find similar books or articles available from CSM library collections.  

The library provides a free service for currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff called Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Fill out the form, and we will try to track down the article or book you are looking for.

Search WorldCat or Google Scholar and request using (ILL); use to get items that are online or at other colleges and libraries.

Articles/Books usually arrive within 2-4 weeks.