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Literary Criticism Resources: Websites

This guide will help you locate sources of literary criticism


When you search for information you’re going to find lots of it . . . but is it accurate and reliable? You will have to determine that for yourself, and the CRAAP Test can help. The CRAAP Test is a list of questions you can ask in order to determine if the information you have is reliable. Please keep in mind that this list is only a beginning, different criteria will be more or less important depending on your situation or need. So, what are you waiting for? Is your web site credible and useful, or is it a bunch of . . . ?!

For more information, visit our guide on evaluating websites!

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Online Literary Criticism Collection
On/Off Campus
Compiled by the Internet Public Library, this collection contains 3810 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.

Additional Websites

Voice of the Shuttle: Literature Pages
Here are links to hundreds of sites related to literature and literary criticism.

Victorian Web: Authors
Find criticisms on select authors from the Victorian age.

Contemporary Literature
This contains links on a variety of both adult and young adult authors. You can even read interviews with select authors, such as Amy Tan and Alice Walker. This site is perfect for anyone reporting on recently published authors.

Yahoo: Literary Criticism
Here are criticism sites, divided into various categories.