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In many databases you can limit by date, type in title of book, play or film (use quote marks " "), the author/director's last name and also the word review.
Example 1: "The Sun Also Rises" Hemingway review
Example 2 "A Raisin in the Sun" Wright play review
This trick works well in the following:
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While this guide is designed for this specific course, Cal Poly students taking English courses may find it useful for writing any papers involving literary criticism, whether it be for classical epics such as The Iliad or the Odyssey, Ancient Greek drama such as that written by Euripedes or Sophocles, medieval drama or Arthurian legend, or poetry, drama, novels, short stories from the Augustans through the romantics to the modernists and post- modern epoch.
A keyword search with your author's last name, such as Shakespeare, Keats, Donne, Shelley, Austen, Bronte, Eliot, Hemingway, Faulkner, Bishop, Kerouac, and the title of the work you are researching (put in quotation marks) will often yield ready results.
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