Yes, be prepared to search multiple places. Short stories are short -- there's only so much criticism one can support! You will strike out completely (0 results) in some databases.
Scroll down for tips on searching for literary analysis in these databases.
Search JSTOR for the title of the story in quote marks.
If you need to include author, add AND author to the search, by either typing it in with the title [ "odour of chrysanthemums" AND lawrence] or by using the "Search within results" after searching for just the title.
Gale's Literature Criticism Online link will take you into Advanced Search. Do use quote marks, and do change the "field" dropdowns to specify "name of work" and "person-by or about" respectively.
As you type into the search fields, pay attention to the auto-suggested terms. If/when there's a match, just click to select!
When you get your search results, pay attention to the "literature criticism" filter.
Each result is also tagged with its type -- you want "critical essay." Pay attention to the word count, as well -- a critical essay that's only 200 words is likely not going to be much use.
Do include quote marks on the story title and attach the author name with AND [shown below: "the necklace" AND maupassant]
In the left column of the results view, limit Source Types to Literary Criticism. Otherwise you'll have a mix of criticism, summary, and other things that you don't want for this assignment to wade through.
Like the others, search for the name of the work in quotes AND author name ["odour of chrysanthemums" AND lawrence].
First filter your results to "only content I have access to" to get articles you can read without special requests. You also want to exclude "reviews" from your results, as those aren't the same as literary criticism.
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