Answered By: Doug Bolden
Last Updated: Oct 07, 2015     Views: 41

One of our best resources for this type of query is Literary Resources from Gale [note, if you are off campus, that link will require you to log-in through our proxy server]. The reason that the LRG is such a good resource for this type of enquiry is because it has a "Person-by or about (pz)" field option. You can enter a writer's name here, such as Hemingway, to find articles that are about him, or about works that are by him. This will help to avoid searches where you find lots of articles by a person, about a person, or just generally mentioning a person, and so forth.

To search this, then, just type in Ernest Hemingway into the third search box (which should default to the -by/about/pz field). Also look slightly down at the Limit Your Results section. Go ahead and check "Full Text" and "Peer Reviewed" (unless you do not consider them a requirement for some reason). Now click search. It will run through the motions and bring you back a number of results. By default, the tab of results it will bring you to is the Literary Criticism tab. That is probably where you want to be.

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