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Find Literary Criticism for Literature Research

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Winslow Homer, The New Novel, 1877  Used in accordance with Artstor Terms and Conditions

Literature Databases

Databases are the core of scholarship.  A few simple techniques will soon allow you to find what you need. The links below take you to various literature databases in the UMass Lowell Library.


Using Article Quick Search

Article Quick Search is the name of the search engine for the library's journal content. It includes both titles the library owns and some it does not. If the library does not have access to an article, request it through Interlibrary Loan. Be sure first that the library does not own the title!

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Literature Databases

Finding Literary Criticism

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