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Short Story Criticism: Overviews / Summaries

Overviews & Summaries: Print Sources

The following Reference books can be found in the Reference area of the Pensacola and Milton Campus Libraries.

Overviews & Summaries: Online Sources

Literature Resources from Gale (AKA Artemis Literary Sources) is the online version of the Gale Series of Literary Criticism. Caution: not all material from the print series is available online. Login is required. (What is your login?)

Searching the Database:
Basic
 search allows you to enter the title of the work or the author's name or keywords which can be partial title and partial author's name.

Click Advanced Search for more options. Here you will be able to limit your search by Name of Work,Person- By or About, and more.

Overviews & Summaries: Online Sources

There are three Literary Themes for Students volumes also available online through the library catalog from the Gale Virtual Reference Library. From the catalog record for each ebook, click on the phrase: Link Click here to view this eBook.   Login is required. 

The three Literary Themes for Students volumes are

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

Search these as you would Short Stories for Students, above.

Overviews & Summaries: Online Sources

Short Stories for Students is available online through the library catalog from the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

From the catalog record, click View Online and you will be taken to the login screen. Click here for login information. (Do you need to compare a short story to a poem? If so, scroll down for the link to Poetry for Students.)  

Enter the author's name or the title of the short story into the search box. Be sure to check the box to search all volumes.

Overviews & Summaries: Online Sources

Poetry for Students is available online through the library catalog from the Gale Virtual Reference Library. The catalog record will open. Click on "View Online," and you will be taken to the login screen. Click here for login information.

Enter the author's name and/or the title of the poem into the search box. Make sure that the check box to search all volumes is checked.