Quick Facts

  • More than 1,000 extensive entries
  • Discusses writers, works, and related topics
  • More than 17,000 reviews and essays
  • Reproduces nearly 95% of the print series
  • RUSA Outstanding Reference Source
  • Browse by author, title, or topic
  • Covers authors who died 1800-1899


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Search Functionality

Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism™ offers a choice of options that lets users search or browse to pinpoint authoritative results. Within each entry, users find features to help them locate specific pieces of criticism that relate to their topic.

With Basic Search users can search the entire collection for a desired term or terms from the full text of the contents and any fields of metadata. Users may narrow their search within categories like:

  • Named author
  • Named work
  • Limit by series
  • Limit by years of criticism
  • Link to Gale Literary Index

Advanced search options narrowers include keyword, author name, full-text, years, series and results per page.

Advanced Search
is a powerful tool that allows users to conduct detailed searches using a variety of criteria to produce more specific results. It contains all the narrowers of the Basic Search, plus ...

  • Critic name
  • Source publication title
  • Search by Gale record number
  • Set number of results per page

Titles Discussed helps researchers link directly to discussions of an individual work within an author’s entry. Browse Authors lets users search by last name using an alpha bar or a search on first letters of last name. Similarly, Browse Works uses an alpha bar or a search on first letters of title. Browse Topics delivers hundreds of research themes. Save/Share functions include print, email and download capabilities. Persistent URLs facilitate reliable linking from bibliographies, coursepacks, social bookmarking sites and more. Search History and Marked Items facilitate better results by providing lists of both.

Users can sort by entry date ascending, entry date descending, entry title, and series title.

A linked list of relevant pages following keyword or full-text search lets users navigate directly to relevant pages with one click.

Double-page layout recreates the book experience, with zoom, print optimization, email, search history and more.