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Contemporary Literary Criticism Select Sample Searches

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select provides access to more than 35,000 critical essays on contemporary authors, with biographical, critical, principal works and further study information.

Search 1:

How can one using Contemporary Literary Criticism Select find literary criticism on C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters?

Solution:

  1. Open Contemporary Literary Criticism Select and go to the "Advanced search" page.
  2. Select "Work Title (ti)" and enter "Screwtape Letters" in the first entry box.
  3. Select "Author Name (au)" and enter "C.S. Lewis" in the second entry box.
  4. Click the "Search" button to retrieve 10 articles that fulfill the search criteria.

Search 2:

A user of Contemporary Literary Criticism Select wanted to find critical essays on works of humor by German authors.

Solution:

  1. Opened Contemporary Literary Criticism Select and went to the "Advanced search" page.
  2. Selected "Nationality (nt)" and entered "German" in the first entry box.
  3. Selected "Subject (su)" and entered "humor" in the second entry box.
  4. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved more than 10 essays.

Search 3:

How can critical essays on John Grisham and his works be found in Contemporary Literary Criticism Select?

Solution:

  1. Open Contemporary Literary Criticism Select and go to the "Author search" page.
  2. Enter "John Grisham" in the entry box.
  3. Click on the "Search" button to retrieve more than 10 critical essays on the author and his works.

Search 4:

What authors in Contemporary Literary Criticism Select are classified as writers of apocalyptic literature?

Solution:

  1. Open Contemporary Literary Criticism Select and enter the "Subject guide search" page.
  2. Enter "apocalyptic" in the entry box and click on the "Search" button.
  3. A subject heading "Apocalyptic Literature" is retrieved with a link to one reference.
  4. Click on the "View" button to retrieve a critical article on J.G. Ballard and his works.

Search 5:

A new user of Contemporary Literary Criticism Select wanted to know how to find critical articles/reviews of Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park.

Solution:

  1. Opened Contemporary Literary Criticism Select and went to the "Title search" page.
  2. Entered "Jurassic Park" in the entry box and clicked on the "Search" button.
  3. Five critical articles were retrieved.
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