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Literature and Literary Criticism

This guide will introduce you to resources that provide information on authors, literary works, and literary criticism.

Meet the Librarians


Library Director Debbie Malone Library Director (610)282-1100 ext. 1253
Loretta Ulincy Public Services Librarian (610)282-1100 ext. 1346
Michele Mrazik Public Services Librarian (610)282-1100 ext.1612
Jess Denke Public Services Librarian (610)282-1100 ext. 1443

For quick facts, such as:

  • definition of a concept or term
  • publication date of a literary work
  • identification of a character
  • explanation of an allusion or symbol
  • a quotation
  • basic biographical information about an author
  • etc.

 ...try searching general literary reference resources like:

Online Literary History