Literature Criticism Online is the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available. The ten Gale series that comprise Literature Criticism Online represent a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works in all areas of literature.

Imagine centuries of analysis – the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopaedias, books and periodicals – all delivered in an easy-to-use online format that matches the exact look and content of the print originals in the Literature Criticism Online series.

The result? Tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays, right at users’ fingertips – raising the level of research with around-the-clock remote access, as required by today's researchers.

Literature Criticism Online Resources

Platform Features & Tools

Term Clusters

By grouping commonly occurring themes, this tool reveals hidden connections within search terms—helping to shape research by integrating diverse content with relevant information.

Term Frequency

Researchers can see the frequency of search terms within sets of content to begin identifying central themes and assessing how individuals, events, and ideas interact and develop over time.

Collaboration Tools

Integrated G Suite for Education and Microsoft Office 365 tools enable users to share, save, and download content—including highlights and notes.

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