Tuesday, February 1, 2011

eResource of the Month: Contemporary Literary Criticism Select

A time-honored timesaver for literary analysis
For over 30 years, Contemporary Literary Criticism® has been the world’s leading resource for information on modern literature. Contemporary Literary Criticism Select is a unique complement to the award-winning print series. In addition to providing online access to specially licensed critical essays and excerpts, you’ll also get links to biographical profiles of today’s most-studied authors. A subject/genre search will not only link to online entries, but will also cite relevant entries in all volumes of the print series, which is housed in the Warrenton Library’s adult reference section.

Students/literary researchers 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 of sources for further study
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

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