Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December 2009 E-Resource: Contemporary Literary Criticism Select

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select is an award-winning collection of more than 35,000 critical essays on contemporary authors and includes biographical, critical, principal works, and further study information.

Literary researchers and students can use Contemporary Literary Criticism Select to:
  • Access biographical/critical introductions to major and new authors;
  • Find full-text criticism on major literary works;
  • Target sources for further research;
Entries provide extensive information, including:
  • Introduction to the Author — a discussion of the author’s life, works and critical importance;
  • Critical essays — essays and excerpts taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals; interviews with featured authors where available; bibliographical citations
  • Suggestions for further reading — an annotated bibliography for further study;
Researchers can search the database by:
  • Author name
  • Biographical details, such as nationality, ethnicity, gender, year of birth or death
  • Title
  • Subject/Genre
  • Critic/Critical Source
  • Full-text Search allows you to search for a word or phrase in any Contemporary Literary Criticism Select entry
To access Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, visit the library's Web site at http://library.fauquiercounty.gov/. On the site's left-hand menu, under Find Information, select Search For Articles & More. CLC Select is listed under the heading, Literature & eBooks.

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