To access subscription databases from home, use the Online Password Sheet Gale Password: PL2439by Gale
4. Gale Student Resources in Context
(poetry & literature)5. Literary Reference Center
7. Literature Criticism Online (LCO) with Poetry Criticism
by Gale8. LitFINDER(poetry, novels, plays)9. GVRL(critical eBooks)
Twayne's and Novels for Students
10. Periodical Databases
New York TimesENGLISH
16. How to CiteARTEMIS LITERARY SOURCES: College Level. All literary sources in ONE PLACE.
1. Library Catalog Online Search
To locate critical information about your author and his works, search by both Keyword (title of work or author's last name) or Subject (last name first).
Select the link "ADD TO THIS LIST" to save the books you want.
RECOMMENDED REFERENCE BOOKS (located in the Literary Studies section of the Library):
Open "IN THIS LIST" and print your search results.***Thematic Guide to British Poetry REF 809 THE* British Poetry from Facts on File - REF 821 FAC (several volumes)*British Short Story from Facts on File REF 823 FAC**British Novel from Facts on File - REF 823 FAC (2 vols.)**World Literature Criticism REF 809 WOR (8 vols.)**Encyclopedia of British Writers from Facts on File- REF 820.9 ENC (4 vols.)
***Literary Movements for Students - REF 809.91 LIT (v. 1, 2)
*World Literature and Its Times - REF 820 WOR (v. 3, 4)
Literature and Its Times - REF 809.93 GAL (7 vols.)
*World Poets - REF 809.1 WOR (3 vol. set, alphabetical by the name of poet)Vol. 3 includes essays on Romanticism Literary MovementsGreat World Writers Twentieth Century REF 809.04 GRE (13 vols.)For Sophomores and JuniorsThematic Guide to Popular Short Stories - REF 809 THE**Thematic Guide to the American Novel - REF 809 THE**Thematic Guide to Modern Drama - REF 809 THE
***Drama Criticism - REF 809.2 DRA (many vols.)*American Drama ed. 2004 REF 812 FAC (1st)*American Drama ed. 2010 REF 812 FAC (2nd)
2. Literature Resource Center [Subscription Databases/Literature & Authors] *Peer-reviewed journals
Scholarly analytical, critical essays including articles from peer-reviewed journals (i.e. The Explicator). This is college level.
Search by KEYWORD (this is the default) or Search by PERSON (Author) and NAME OF WORK (Title).
KEY Tabs : Literature Criticism and Topic & Work Overviews
SEARCH TIPS :
Use NARROW RESULTS (see left frame) for more focused, in-depth articles.NAVIGATE through your articles: Ctrl + F for a word searchDICTIONARIES: Encyclopedia of Literature (very top under Literature Resources from Gale)E-MAIL articles with MLA 8 citations. How to Cite: TOOLS-MLA 8Use "CITATION TOOLS" MLA 8 at the top or use MLA 8 Source Citation at the end of each article.Save the URL from this citation (Document URL) because it is the permanent link to your article (not the URL in the top toolbar).
3. Bloom's Literature by Facts on File [Subscription Databases/Literature & Authors] *Peer-reviewed journals
OPEN the tab for MORE under the Bloom's Literature (brown bar) > Choose MOVEMENTS for your Literary Movement.
Do an ADVANCED SEARCH for best results.
HOW TO CITE in MLA 8:
In ARTICLE TOOLS, select CITATION.
The URL in the citation is a permanent link (called Record URL) which will always open at home if you submit the User Name/Password.
HOW TO PRINT:
In ARTICLE TOOLS, select PRINT for a printer friendly format. To print, use CTRL and P.
Search by AUTHOR or TITLE of work.
Select REFERENCE for articles of BIOGRAPHIES or TOPIC OVERVIEWS
In REFERENCE, you will see many articles from EXPLORING NOVELS (very helpful source).CREATIVE WORKS: EXPLORING POETRY provides the text of poems, and explains the poem line-by-line (select stanza #).
HOW TO CITE:
Source Citation (MLA format) is provided for each article at the end or at the top in Tools/CITATION TOOLS.
Save the URL from the citation (called Document URL) because it is the permanent link to your article. Open it anywhere.5. Literary Reference Center by EBSCOhost [Subscription Databases/Literature & Authors] *Peer-reviewed journals at the end of the page.
Do an ADVANCED SEARCH
Do an ADVANCED SEARCH (below Search box): Limit your results to FULL TEXT (check the box) and/or Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.
HOW TO CITE:
This is an automatic citation tool. In "Tools" section, select Print, E-mail, or Save for your citation because the article's URL is included. Note: "CITE" does not include the URL.
Change the default in "Citation Format" to MLA.
Copy the citation at the top of the article. NOTE: Persistent link (Permalink) is always going to open to the specific article (not the URL in your Internet toolbar).FAVORITE SOURCES are Masterplots and Masterplots iiMore than summaries: read analysis, themes, poetic techniques, and criticism). Magill, and Critical Insights are very good sources.
6. Explicator through Literature Resource Center [Subscription Databases/Literature & Authors]
Results for Advanced Search Publication Title (Explicator): Use it!
Fill in one or two boxes: One for Author’s Name in the “Person-By or About” and the other might be the title of a poem, a novel, or a play.
Select index(es) and enter term(s) to search (* indicates a browseable index).
Add a Row
7. Literature Criticism Online (LCO) has Poetry Criticism, which consists of 88 volumes in eBooks. [Subscription Databases/Literature & Authors]Search by Author's Name. First you will see "Literature Criticism" on your poet and his works then scroll down to BIOGRAPHIES:
Open the biography article for your person. It has many CRITICAL articles on specific poems.TIP! Biographies are where you can find POETRY CRITICISM for individual poemsEXAMPLE: "Keats, John An Introduction to Poetry Criticism VolSee "Active Article" at top right
UNDER ACTIVE ARTICLE ON RIGHT SIDE
OPEN +TITLES DISCUSSED for criticisms of poems and links to page numbers for criticism.Introduction: roll mouse over the icons: Citation Tools (MLA 8)
HOW TO PRINT: Open your article. Use the Printer icon from top: Select Page Range to Print: Example: 121-122
HOW TO CITE: MLA Source Citation is located top right in Citation Tools (MLA 8)
8. LitFINDER [Subscription Databases/Literature & Authors]
Very user-friendly database for understanding and explaining poetry, novels, plays, and short stories with some critical overviews. Includes Primary Sources (the literary work) also.
Search by AUTHOR'S NAME. You will find a short Biographical article.
Select Topic & Work Overviews for an explanation of a poem, play, or short story. The actual text is included.
9. GVRL Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks for Literary Criticism (hundreds) [Subscription Databases/Literature & Authors]
For eBooks: Printing is limited! Use the Follow Me B&W printer for double-sided pages.
Includes Twayne's Authors Online Series for English and American authors. Also in Literature Resources from Gale.
HOW TO CITE an eBook from TWAYNE'S :
Click on "About This Publication" and open the CITATION TOOLS at the top.
Copy and Save the citation from MLA 8 ed.
How to Cite a CHAPTER: Open CITATION TOOLS and copy & paste the MLA citation 8 ed.
NOVELS FOR STUDENTS has 16 volumes. Insert your TITLE in the search box.
HOW TO CITE your Article:
The MLA 8 ed is at the end of the article or at the top. See TOOLS and Copy and paste the full citation. The "Document URL" is a permanent link.
10. Periodical Databases: [Subscription Databases/Periodicals]
ProQuest [Subscription Databases/Periodicals] *Peer-reviewed journalsAccess scholarly peer-reviewed journals FOR LITERARY CRITICISM, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers - select FULL TEXT.Penn State University has this database.
Includes The New York Times full-text since 1981: has great book reviews
The New York Times Books and Reviews since 1981See SEARCH BOOK REVIEWS SINCE 1981 in top right corner: Insert TITLE.The New York Times (1851 - present, excluding 1923-1980)
IN-SCHOOL ACCESS - NO LOG-IN NEEDED (No remote access)
If you want to work at home, you will need to email addresses from articles in school. They will open as well as New York Times' articles on the Library pages.
If an article prompts you to buy the article (articles from 1923-1980), do not pay! Copy the title of the article you want, and paste it in ProQuest. It will be free. Mrs. Yerkees can also help you.
HOW TO CITE your Article from The New York Times
11. Contemporary Authors Online POWER Library [Subscription Databases/Literature & Authors]
Biographical information on 20th and 21st century writers of fiction, poetry, plays, nonfiction, and screenwriters.
12. Literary Criticism Resources on the LMHS Library Page [Subject Links/English]
Check out these excellent websites. Many were recommended by LMHS students!
13. Search Huntingdon Valley's Library Collection online and Montgomery County Libraries [Subject Links/Libraries]
Results show location of books in Montgomery County's Libraries (MCLINC system).
Search by Author. Scroll down to find your literary work by TITLE.
Refer to the REFERENCE BOOKS hyperlinked chart for details on individual titles. This includes total number of volumes per series.
16. How to Cite
Available online LMHS Library's MLA Guide to Composing Your Works Cited or Works Consulted Page
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th ed., is located at our Quick Ref section of the Circulation Desk (REF 808 MLA).TITLE(Total number of volumes)LIBRARY LOCATION(Call number)Coverage in LMHS ONLINE DATABASEAfrican American Writers(2 v.)Huntingdon Valley: v. 1-2 (REF 810.9896 AFR)American Writers(36 v.)LMHS: v. 1-4 and Supp. 1-4 (REF 810.9 UNG)Huntingdon Valley: Supp. 1-23 (REF 810.9 AME)Black Literature Criticism
(3 v.)Jenkintown: v. 1-3 (R 809 Bla)British Writers(34 v.)LMHS: v. 1-7 & Supp. 1-3 (REF 820.9 BRI)
Huntingdon Valley: Supp. 1-19 (REF 820.09 BRI)Childrens Literature Review(188 v.)Norristown: v. 1-85
(Juv. Ref. RJ028.1 C536c)Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism(160 v.)Huntingdon Valley: v. 1-35 (REF 809.2 CMLC)Contemporary Authors
(342 v.)LMHS: v. 1-145 (REF 920.03 CON)
Huntingdon Valley (REF 920.03 CA)Contemporary Authors New Revision Series(258 v.)Huntingdon Valley (REF 920.03 CANR)Contemporary Literary Criticism
(353 v.)LMHS: v. 1-86 (REF 809 CON)
Huntingdon Valley: v. 1-245 (REF 809 CLC)Dictionary of Literary Biography(373 v.)Abington: v. 1-373 (REF 810.8 DIC)Drama Criticism(49 v.)LMHS: v. 1-6, 11, 20 (REF 809.2 DRA)
Abington: v. 1-36 (REF 809.2 DRA)Drama for Students(30 v.)Jenkintown: v. 1-26 (R 809.2 Dra)Literature Criticism from 1400-1800(229 v.)LMHS: v. 1-2 (REF 809 LIT)
Huntingdon Valley: v. 1-52 (REF 809.024 LC)Literature and Its Times(7 v.)LMHS: v. 1-7 (REF 809.93 GAL)Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism(284 v.)LMHS: v. 1-47 (REF 809 NIN)
Huntingdon Valley: v. 1-188 (REF 809.034 NCLC)Abington: v. 1-203 (REF 809.034 NIN)Novels for Students(43 v.)Huntingdon Valley: v. 1-17 (REF 809.33 NOV)Abington: v. 1-44 (REF 809.3 NOV)Poetry Criticism(151 v.)Abington: v. 1-101 (REF 809.1 POE)Poetry for Students(44 v.)Ludington: v. 1-7 (REF 811.54 POE)Reference Guide to American Literature(1 v.)Upper Perkiomen Valley (810.9 R332r)Reference Guide to English Literature(3 v.)Bucks County Community College, Butler PA (R 820 R259k2)Shakespearean Criticism(154 v.)Huntingdon Valley: v. 1-10 (REF 822.33 SHA)
Abington: v. 1-109 (REF 822.33 SHA)Short Stories for Students(37 v.)Jenkintown: v. 1-27 (R 809.31 Sho)Short Story Criticism(193 v.)Abington: v. 1-160 (REF 809.31 SHO)Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism(293 v.)Huntingdon Valley: v. 1-196 (REF 809.04 TCLC)
Abington: v. 1-259 (REF 809.04 TWE)World Literature Criticism: 1500-Present(8 v.)LMHS: v. 1-6, Supp. 1-2 (REF 809 WOR)World Literature and Its Times(8 v.)LMHS: v. 3 - 4, British and Irish Literature and Its Times (REF 820.9 WOR)World Poets(3 v.)LMHS: v. 1-3 (REF 809.1 WOR)