You can find great material using the MLA International database, especially if you search periodicals and books separately.
How to search for critical essays in periodicals:
- Start off with a very basic search of the author's last name and title keywords, e.g. "Lee AND Mockingbird".
- Limit Publication Type to Journal Article. Your search will look like this.
- MLA is not a full text database, but it will link to full text articles in other databases. So, limiting searches to full text may mean missing some gems.
- Find It buttons indicate that the article is not available in any of our EBSCOhost databases.
- Tracking down articles may include searching other databases like JSTOR, searching journal titles in GIL to see if we have microfilm copies, or searching other library catalogs.
- Ask a librarian if you need help.