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									                              Gale Literary Criticism Series

    These large sets encompass critical materials and biographical information about authors
    worldwide from the earliest time to the present. Each set covers a different time period or a
    different literary format. The series listed below, indicated by their Gale abbreviations, are
    available in Reference.

   Gale Abbreviation                            Title of Series                             Call Number
BLC                         Black Literature Criticism                               PS153 .N5 .N556 1992
CA                          Contemporary Authors*                                    Electronic Resource
CLC                         Contemporary Literary Criticism                          PN771 .C59
CMLC                        Classified and Medieval Literature Criticism             PN610 .C53
DC                          Drama Criticism*                                         PN1601 .D59
DLB                         Dictionary of Literary Biography*                        Electronic Resource
HLC                         Hispanic Literature Criticism                            PQ7081. A1 .H573
LC                          Literature Criticism from 1400-1800                      PN 86 .L56
NCLC                        Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism                    PN761 .N5
PC                          Poetry Criticism*                                        PN1111 .P3x
SC                          Shakespearean Criticism                                  PR2965 .S43
SSC                         Short Story Criticism*                                   PN3321 .S5
TCLC                        Twentieth Century Literary Criticism                     PN771 .T8x

    Each volume in these sets contains:
        Author biographies arranged alphabetically.
        Chapters, articles, or essays from books and periodicals criticizing the author's works.
        Indexes covering all authors/nationalities in the Gale Literary Criticism Series.

    * Contemporary Authors and the Dictionary of Literary Biography are electronic resources
    available through the Literature Resource Center Database. To access this database follow the
    instructions on pages 4-5.
    *The print subscriptions to Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, and Short Story Criticism have
    been cancelled. The past publications are located in the library instruction area. Access the
    Literature Criticism Online Database for the most recent publications of these series. To access
    this database follow the instructions on pages 4-5.

            How to search the Gale Literary Criticism Series by Author

    1. Decide on the appropriate series (CLC, SSC, PC) to locate the author. Remember that
       Shakespeare, African American, and Hispanic authors are located in other series (SC, BLC,
       HLC).
    2. Find the author in the selected series index, entitled Cumulative Author Index. Use the last
       volume of the selected series in order to span the entire series. Criticism series abbreviations
       after the author’s name indicate in which series the information appears and the number
       indicates the volume.

            Example from Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 239:
                         Salinger, J.D. 1919- . CLC 1, 3, 8, 12, 55, 56,
                                  138; SSC 2, 28, 65; WLC 5
                         See also AAYA 2, 36; AMW; AMWC 1; CDALB
                                  1941-1968; CLR 18; CN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
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    Woodbridge Campus Library has the CLC and the SSC. We do not own the World Literature
    Criticism series (WLC).

3. Locate the correct volume on the shelf and find critical information for the author and the
   author’s work. Authors are organized in alphabetical order.
4. Photocopy or write down the necessary information. Be sure to copy the source of the critical
   essay. This will appear at the beginning or the end of each critical essay. Also copy the page
   numbers the critical essay appears on in the volume you are using. Lastly, copy the title page
   of the volume and note the copyright date. This information is needed to cite the source
   properly.
5. Return the volume to its proper place on the shelf.

          How to search the Gale Literary Criticism Series by Title

1. Decide on the appropriate series (CLC, SSC, PC). Remember that Shakespeare, African
   American, and Hispanic authors are located in other series (SC, BLC, HLC).
2. Locate the Annual Cumulative Title Index for the series. It is a paperback book and should be
   shelved at the beginning or end of the series.
3. Locate the title of the work. Titles are organized in alphabetical order. Be sure to omit any
   preceding articles (the, of, a). For example, search under C to find The Catcher in the Rye,
   not T.

        Example from the title index for Contemporary Literary Criticism:


                          The Catcher in the Rye (Salinger) 1:295-99; 3:444-45;
                          8:464-65; 12:496-97, 502, 505, 514, 615-18; 56:319-65;
                          138:172-76, 180, 182-86, 192-98, 200, 202-04, 206,
                          213-17, 224-37


        The volume of the CLC is in bold with the page numbers in regular font.

4. Locate the correct volume on the shelf, turn to the correct page number, and find critical
   information for that specific title.
5. Photocopy or write down the necessary information. Be sure to copy the source of the critical
   essay. This will appear at the beginning or the end of each critical essay. Also copy the page
   numbers the critical essay appears on in the volume you are using. Lastly, copy the title page
   of the volume and note the copyright date. This information is needed to cite the source
   properly.
6. Return the volume and the cumulative title index to its proper place on the shelf.

     How to search the Gale Literary Criticism Series using the Gale
                            Literary Index

1. Access the Gale Literary Index online at http://www.galenet.com/servlet/LitIndex
2. Decide on the appropriate search:
       Author Search: Find which Gale literature series include entries on an author.



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            The results will provide the authors name, birth date/death date, nationality, the Gale
            series and volume number(s) that provide an entry on the author, and a listing of
            works by the author including the Gale series, volume(s), and page number(s).
           Title Search: Search for the title of a literary work to see who wrote it and/or where
            it's discussed in Gale's literature criticism series.
            The results will provide the authors name and the Gale series that include a
            discussion of the work including the volume(s) and page number(s).
           Custom Search: Look for authors in the Index by name, birth date, death date, or
            nationality.

3. Note the Gale series, volume, and/or page number. You can then come to the library and go
   directly to the materials you need. Remember that the Woodbridge Library owns a small
   collection of the Gale literary criticism series. See page 1 for the listing.


                Citing Sources from the Gale Literary Criticism Series
When you use a critical essay from the literary criticism series, make sure you cite the source
properly. Be sure to copy the source of the critical essay. This will appear at the beginning or the
end of each critical essay. Also copy the page numbers the critical essay appears on in the volume
you are using. Lastly, copy the title page of the volume and note the copyright date. This
information is needed to cite the source properly. When formatting bibliographic citations,
remember to double space between all lines. Double spacing is eliminated here for spacing
purposes.

MLA Bibliographic Citations

Magazine Article Reprinted in Anthology:

Morrison, Jago. “Narration and Unease in Ian McEwan’s Later Fiction.” Critique 42.3 (2001):
       253-68. Rpt. in Short Story Criticism. Ed. Janet Witalec. Vol. 57. Detroit: Gale, 2003.
       212-20. Print.

Book Chapter Reprinted in Anthology:

Kanaganayakam, Chelva. “Slipper Dragging and the Silent Piano: Anita Desai.” Counterrealism
      and Indo-Anglian Fiction. Waterlooo, Ontario: Wilfred Laurier Press, 2002. 75-98. Rpt.
      in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey Hunter. Vol. 271. Detroit: Gale, 2009.
      35-45. Print.


APA Bibliographic Citations

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book:

Morrison, J. (2003). Narration and unease in Ian McEwan’s later fiction. In J. Witalec (Vol. Ed.), Short Story
       Criticism: Vol. 57. (pp. 212-220). Detroit: Gale.
Van Dover, J.K. (1991). Legs. In J.W. Hunter (Vol. Ed.), Contemporary Literary Criticism: Vol. 239. (pp.
       196-203). Detroit: Gale.



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            Using the Library Databases to find Literature Criticism

The NVCC libraries subscribe to language and literature databases that can be useful in finding
literature criticism and author biographies. Access instructions and information about three
suggested databases are as follows:

To access these databases follow the instructions below:
   1. Go to the Woodbridge Campus Library homepage,
       http://www.nvcc.edu/woodbridge/library and click on Databases.
   2. Click on the link for Language and Literature underneath the Humanities subheading.
   3. Suggested databases to use include Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism
       Online, and MagillOnLiterature Plus.
   4. To access Contemporary Authors and the Dictionary of Literary Biography, as noted on
       page 1, click on the link for Literature Resource Center and click on the advanced search
       button. At the bottom, right-hand side of the screen, limit your search by Database to
       Contemporary Authors or the Dictionary of Literary Biography.

To access these databases from off-campus, follow the instructions above and log-in using your
MyNOVA username and password.


Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center is your most current, comprehensive, and reliable online resource for
research on literary topics, authors, and their works. Its coverage includes all genres and
disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world.

Searches
Basic Search: You'll notice that when you type a search term into the search box, you have
several different options for the type of search you conduct. These allow you to decide from the
start how broad or focused you want your search to be.
         Person – by or about: If your search term is a name, selecting this option will bring
          back items that were written by that person or that contain a significant amount of
          information about him or her.
         Name of work: This option will search specifically for titles of works (poems, plays,
          books, etc.) discussed in the database as well as for any copies of the work itself that
          may be present.
         Keywords: This option will search for your term in key parts of each document in
          the database, such as the title of the item, subject terms or abstracts associated with it,
          and its first fifty words.
Advanced Search: This search form gives you many more options to create a very specific
search.

Literature Criticism Online

Literature Criticism Online is the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary
available. Centuries of analysis are delivered in an easy-to-use, 24/7 online format that matches



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the exact look and feel of the print originals. The collection subscribed to by NOVA includes the
following four series titles: Shakespearean Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and
Drama Criticism.

Searches
Basic Search: You'll notice that when you type a search term into the search box, you have
several different options for the type of search you conduct. These allow you to decide from the
start how broad or focused you want your search to be.
         Keyword: This option will search for your term in key parts of each document in the
             database, such as the title of the item, subject terms or abstracts associated with it,
             and its first fifty words.
         Named Author: If your search term is a name, selecting this option will bring back
             items that were written by that person or that contain a significant amount of
             information about him or her.
         Named Work: This option will search specifically for titles of works (poems, plays,
             books, etc.) discussed in the database as well as for any copies of the work itself that
             may be present.
Advanced Search: This search form gives you many more options to create a very specific
search.

Limit the Results by Series
Drama Criticism: For each play or playwright featured, a full range of critical opinion is
presented, along with a biographical sketch, a chronological list of the writer’s major works and
more.
Poetry Criticism: Support students and enhance the understanding of poetry lovers with this
collection of biographical sketches, author portraits, primary bibliographies and much more.
Shakespeare Criticism: This comprehensive survey of the Bard includes general and specific
critical interpretations from the 17th century to the present.
Short Story Criticism: The most-studied short story writers of yesterday and today are profiled
in volumes that deliver a historical survey of the critical response to their work.


MagillOnLiterature Plus

MagillOnLiterature Plus is composed of approximately 35,000 critical analyses of individual
works of literature, 6,500 biographical records, more than 1,000 images, and a glossary of 1,310
literary terms. MagillOnLiterature Plus contains editorially reviewed critical essays, brief plot
summaries, extended character profiles, and detailed setting discussions covering works by more
than 8,500 long and short fiction writers, poets, dramatists, essayists, and philosophers. The
biographical essays reflect extended coverage of the 2,500 most studied authors and include up-
to-date lists of each author's principal works and current secondary bibliographies. In addition,
395 comprehensive genre-driven overview essays provide details about important literary genres,
time periods, and national literatures.

Searches
Advanced Search: You'll notice that when you type a search term into the search box, you have
several different options for the type of search you conduct. These allow you to decide from the
start how broad or focused you want your search to be.




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           AU Author: If your search term is a name, selecting this option will bring back items
            that were written by that person or that contain a significant amount of information
            about him or her.
           AT Title of Work: This option will search specifically for titles of works (poems,
            plays, books, etc.) discussed in the database as well as for any copies of the work
            itself that may be present.


                       Citing Sources from the Library Databases
When you use a critical essay from the library databases, make sure you cite the source properly.
In the same way you use the print source, be sure to copy the source of the critical essay.
Additionally, because you are citing from an online library database, you must also include the
following at the end of your citation:

Name of Database. Medium of publication (Web). Date of Access.

When formatting bibliographic citations, remember to double space between all lines. Double
spacing is eliminated here for spacing purposes.

MLA Bibliographic Citations Online

Beasley, Conger, Jr. "A Luminous Look at an Obscure World." National Catholic Reporter.
       (2004): 15. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 223.
       Detroit: Gale, 2006. 15. Literature Resource Center. Web. 17 Sept. 2009.

"The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman." Short Story Criticism. Ed. Janet Witalec.
       Vol. 62. Detroit: Gale, 2003. 122-229. Literature Criticism Online. Web. 17 Sept. 2009.

APA Bibliographic Citations Online

Beasley, C. Jr. (2004, March 12). A Luminous Look at an Obscure World. National Catholic
       Reporter. In Hunter, J. W. (Ed.), Contemporary Literary Criticism: Vol. 223. (p. 15).
       Detroit: Gale. Retrieved September 24, 2008, from Literature Resource Center.

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. (2003). In Witalec, J. (Ed). Short Story
       Criticism. Vol. 62. (pp. 122-229). Detroit: Gale. Retrieved September 24, 2008, from
       Literature Criticism Online.




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