From within Gale Literature, follow these steps to find an entry in one of Gale's Literary Criticism Series that provides information about the critical history of a text.
1) From the Advanced Search page, search for a text using the "Name Of Work" field.
2) Under the limit by Product/Series drop-down menu, search for "criticism" and select all titles that appear.
3) Limit by Content Type to "Topic & Work Overviews."
4) click "Search."
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If you don't find what you're looking for in Gale Literature, search Gale's Literary Index to see if the content you need is in a print volume in Pius Library.