Literary criticism is the term given to studies that define, classify, analyze, interpret, and evaluate works of literature. There are many types of literary criticism: some examples include historical criticism, textual criticism, feminist criticism, and formalist criticism. Literary criticism may examine a particular literary work or it may look at an author's writings as a whole. Finding literary criticism can be challenging. This research guide is designed to help students research and write a literary criticism paper. Please contact the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of Mitchell Memorial Library, (662) 325-7667, or use our Ask-A-Librarian service for further questions about any of these resources.