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Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons

ENG725: Mining Critical Theory Journals

Going directly to excellent sources

Critical Inquiry

Example #1: Searching Critical Inquiry in JSTOR on the Berry Library Web Site

  • The path to this link:
    • At the Berry Library home page (, click "Journal Titles."
    • Enter the journal name "Critical Inquiry" in the search box. Put "quotation marks" around the title to keep both terms together.

This window shows that Critical Inquiry is in JSTOR, from 1974 to the present. However, there is an "embargo" on the full-text of the journal for the past five years:


Please note the arrow pointing to the "Permalink" to the link for Critical Inquiry in JSTOR. 

  • Clicking on "Permalink" in the side menu creates this link. 
  • This link provides you with a stable url for returning to Critical Inquiry in JSTOR. 


Enter your search term in box "Search Within This Publication:"

A list of citations from JSTOR appear, with my search term "race" highlighted:

Example #2: Exploring the Critical Inquiry Journal Web Site

  • Though we cannot read the full-text of articles on the Critical Inquiry web site, we can discover new subjects, authors, and trends from browsing tables of contents and articles.
  • Critical Inquiry also produces a PodCast, which can expand our horizons. 

Step One: Go to the Critical Inquiry web site. Find "Browse Issues." Click it.

Step Two: Open an issue and begin reading. This is from the Summer 2020 issue:

Step Three: Click "Abstract" to read a summary of the article.

If you want to read the article in its entirety, submit an Interlibrary Loan request. 

The Critical Inquiry Podcast:


Step Four: Submit Interlibrary Loan requests for articles you would like to read in full.