Answered By: Erin McDaniel
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2019     Views: 37

If you don't have access to library databases, your best bet is to use Google Scholar. If you are searching for a specific work, type the title in quotes and the word criticism. Example: "a rose for Emily" AND criticism. 

Using the quotation marks tells it to search that exact phrase, and the AND makes it a Boolean search, so that the results include articles that discuss that title and also criticism.

Many of the articles in Google Scholar are linked to databases that you have to have a subscription to, but some are freely available. Look for hyperlinks to the right of the result list. Those are the open access articles.

I've also included a link to our databases guide. Select the Literature page. The top box has links to our databases, which are only available for College of the Mainland students, but if you scroll to the bottom, you will see a box for Open Access (free!) databases. You can search those as well.

I've also included a link to our How to Use Google Scholar guide.

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