Shakespeare Criticism

Scholarly Criticism Resources

Tip: When using any of these databases, keep in mind that your literary author would be considered the subject or topic of the article. The word author in these databases would ordinarily refer to the person who wrote the article, rather than the literary author you are studying.

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Tip: To search for criticism on a literary author, you can usually just type the authors name in the 1st search box without limiting to a specific field.


Search across these databases for literary criticism pieces; used the left sidebar to narrow results by subject headings (seriously, do this!).

Tip: Since this database also covers popular magazines, you should limit your search by checking the box that says Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.