Othello Assignment

English IV

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Finding Literature Criticisms

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Electronic Literature Criticism Databases

To find electronic literature criticisms, access the databases listed below.

*Note that literature criticisms found in a database are already cited for you.*

To access databases at home, log in to Mackin Via with the username and password provided by your librarian.


  1. Go to the Gale database.
  2. Click "Literature Resource Center"
  3. Uncheck all boxes except "Literature Criticism"
  4. Type in your search terms (Othello)
  5. Click "search".


  1. Go to the Ebsco database.
  2. Click "Student Research Center"
  3. Click "Advanced Search"
  4. Type "Othello" in quotes and choose "all text" the right in the drop down.
  5. Type in "literary criticism" and choose "subject" to the right in the drop down.
  6. For best results, click "full text" and "peer reviewed" in all of the database specs.
  7. Click "search".


  1. Go to the ProQuest database.
  2. Click "Literature" (picture of the open books)
  3. Click "Advanced Search" (above search bar)
  4. Type in "Othello" in quotes. Keep "all fields + text" in dropdown to the right.
  5. Type "literary criticism" in the second field. Choose "Subject heading (all)" in the dropdown menu next to it.
  6. For best results click "full text" and "peer reviewed" under the search bar.
  7. Click "scholarly journals" under source type.
  8. Click "search".

If you still can't find one, try Google Scholar

  1. Go to Google Scholar
  2. Type in "Othello" in quotation marks, "Shakespeare" in quotation marks, and "literary criticism" in quotation marks
  3. Click enter on your keyboard.

*If you get too many results, you can try doing an advanced search (down arrow in the search bar).

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