Literature Criticism Online

Research the Story Behind the Story

Learn to read, think, write and talk about books like a pro.

  • Brush up on major themes, characters and plot devices before the big exam.
  • Find sources for your paper or literary analysis.
  • Get the inside scoop about why the classics are considered classic.
  • Discover the behind-the-scenes gossip for your next book club.

Need lots of sources? Search this subscription plus Contemporary Authors and LitFinder all at the same time with Artemis Literary Sources.


Think CliffsNotes, but with a thumbs up from your teacher.

What You Get

  • Author biographies
  • Critical reception of major works
  • Literary themes, trends and topics
  • and more...

What You Need

Unlock your access today. All you need is your library card number, as it appears on the back of your card. Log in.

Don't have a library card yet? Sign up now.

Mon - Thurs

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


1 p.m. - 6 p.m.