Welcome to the Literature Subject Guide.
Audience: CUW undergraduate students in English literature courses.
Help Available: If you need help, please contact librarians with Ask a Librarian or on the Library Tab in the Portal (phone, email, chat)
How to Use: Click a tab to view more information on each topic.
You can search for journal articles in Primo and library databases (see databases tab).
Lion & the Unicorn (Children’s literature Criticism)
Finding Journal Articles By Journal Title in Primo
- Open Primo Journal Title Search
- Search for the Journal’s Title
- Click on the Journal in the search results.
- Search inside the journal for keywords on the journal page.
To find books and ebooks at CUW Library search Primo.
For General information: Finding Books
Library of Congress Call Numbers
P Philology & Linguistics
PA Greek and Latin literature
PN Literature (General)
PN 80-99 Criticism
PN 1010-1525 Poetry
PN 1600-3307 Drama
PQ French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese literature
PR English literature
PS American literature
PT German, Dutch, and Scandinavian literatures
Websites with Free Literature
Search able collection of public domain and freely available books online. Use the advanced search to find magazines.
Largest combined collection of searchable library catalogs from around the world.
Project Gutenberg (mostly older public domain books)
a comprehensive guide to literary websites: authors, online texts, classics, journals, blogs and databases from around the world
Directory of Open Access Books
Search for specific titles or Browse by “Language & Literatures”
- criticism formats: Books, essays, journal articles,
- Well know works, authors, and some characters will have their own subject terms. Look for links in item records.
- In literature databases use the advanced search to search for title and author, and limit to literary criticism under “content type”
- In Primo, use the advanced Search and include the author and title of the work plus the word criticism
Reference Books on Criticism
Located in the short stacks in the middle of the library.
|Children’s Literature Review||REF PN 1009.A1 C4|
|Classical And Medieval Literature Criticism||REF PN 681.5 C57|
|Contemporary Authors||REF PN 771 .C6|
|Contemporary Authors : Autobiography Series||REF PN 453 .C63|
|Contemporary Authors : New Revision Series||REF PN 771 .C66|
|Contemporary Literary Criticism||REF PN 771 .C59|
|Drama Criticism||REF PN 1601 .D59|
|Literature Criticism From 1400 To 1800||REF PN 86 .L56|
|Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism||REF PN 761 .N5|
|Poetry Criticism||REF PN 1111 .P63|
|Shakespearean Criticism||REF PR 2965 .S43|
|Short Story Criticism||REF PN 3373 .S386|
|Something About The Author||REF PN 451 .S6|
|Something About The Author: autobiography||REF PN 497 .S66|
|Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism||REF PN 771 .G27|
Free public domain audio books including The Bible, fiction, non-fiction, and children’s literature. Includes foreign language books too.