Q. Please help me find literary criticism on Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn -- but it must come from a print source; this is required by the assignment.

I can easily find electronic articles in databases. But I'm not able to find references to anything that is in your library that isn't electronic. Please help.


You've discovered finding literary criticism in PDF or html format is not a difficult matter. But by limiting the search to only "printed resources" the matter becomes more difficult.

Because a significant portion of the library's resources have migrated to an electronic format, many printed and bound journals in which you would have found the articles meeting your assignment's requirements have been permanently withdrawn from the library's collection (after all, they are available electronically). Nevertheless, you may still be able to locate printed articles in some of the journals in our Serials Department's backfile (Stacks 7 and 8). As you search the MLA Bibliography database click "Find It" and watch for links taking you to CONSULS. The information revealed there may lead to a print resource.

Another excellent strategy is to check for books in the library's collection that may contain critical literary essays.

Search CONSULS by Keyword. Entering the author's name and the words criticism and interpretation usually work well. In this case I tried Keats and criticism and interpretation and found at least three books containing critical essays on "Ode on a Grecian Urn." Check Stack 5 at PR 4837 B34 and at PR 4837 V43 1983. Also PR 4837 W3 1953

  • Last Updated Jun 25, 2018
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  • Answered By Nick Tomaiuolo

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