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Finding Literature, Criticism & Analysis

You will find scholarly criticism and analysis in academic and professional journals, as well as in edited books.

You can search the Library to find books, however UAlberta Libraries carries many databases that index books, journals and their articles, and often provide full-text access as well.

The following databases are a great place to start any research project:


These databases may also be helpful:

Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources are information sources that tell us what other people think about primary sources. They often include formats such as:

  • Journal Articles
  • Newspaper/Magazine articles
  • Books/Chapters
  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Documentaries
  • Conference papers
  • Theses/Dissertations
  • Textbooks

Dissertations & Theses

You will find records of dissertations and theses from the UAlberta and all over the world in the following databases. Most of these databases also provide full-text access.