Critical database to explore. Provide full-text of major literary journals. Most journals have an "embargo" of issues for the most recent five or six years. There are work arounds to this. Contact Librarian Nancy Dennis (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need to.
This companion to Literature Resource Center provides excerpts of criticism for all periods of English literature, including medieval and Renaissance. Use limits in the drop-down menus on the left side to focus on one or more of these subsets:
Literature Criticism, 1400-1800
MLA is the premier database for literary research. It can be searched with basic and advanced key word searches and fields. In addition, MLA provides special search features like a Thesaurus, Author Database, Works Database, Publications Database. There are also numerous ways to search Indexes that parse all parts of MLA records. Refer to the page 'Tutorials for Searching the MLA Bibliography on EBSCO" in this Libguide for videos on fully exploring this database.