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ENG 102 - Drama Research Guide

4. Find Literature Criticism

Once you've narrowed your topic and thought about keywords, try searching the databases below for literary criticism.

Basic Search: a good first search is just the name of the play in quotation marks, followed by the word 'and' and the author's last name.

"Death of a Salesman" and Miller

This general search will show you everything we have on a certain play (sometimes there is more than others). If there are only 5 articles, you can browse through them. If there are 100, you may want to narrow your search a bit by using keywords from your topic.

Narrowed Search: "Death of a Salesman" and Miller and Relationships [Remember to search many times with different keywords!]

Remember, though, not to count on keywords too much. If your keywords aren't working, ask a librarian for help!

Literary Databases / Articles

These first 3 databases are the best place to start when looking for literary criticism. 

After searching the first 3 databases above, if you'd like additional resources to search for information about your play, try these resources.

Watch the Play

Find More Books

Use the search box below to search for books at the SCC Library.

Find More E-Books

For ebooks, use the databases below.