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Canadian Literature

Canadian Literature



Access online articles and databases from the comfort of your home by logging on with your library card number and password.

eLibrary Canada Type keywords related to your topic in the search box at eLibrary Canada.

EBSCO host Type keywords related to your topic in the search box in EBSCO MasterFILE.

Gale Literary Index Search for literary criticism through the Gale Literary Index. Use this index to find articles & essays on your topic. The books can be found and used only in the library. The following titles are available:Twentieth Century Literary Index (TCLC), Poetry Criticism (PC), Short Story Criticism (SSC) and Shakespearean Criticism (SC).


SparkNotes Study Guides
Analysis and summaries for various novels (limited Canadian content).
Find criticism and complete novels and poetry (limited Canadian content).

GradeSaver: Study Guides
Type in the title of the work you are looking for in the top right-hand search box and find various links for the author or specific work (limited Canadian content).

Studies in Canadian Literature
Type the title or author in the search box on the right-hand side under Journal Content to find essays on your topic.

Schmoop Study Guides
Contains descriptions and explanations of a variety of novels and poetry (limited Canadian content).

Poetry Foundation
Search for poems or poets in this site. You can also search for poems on different subjects; for example, love, coming of age, death, relationships, and more.
Find the complete poem and some biographical information on a variety of poets (limited Canadian content).

Contemporary Writers: Margaret Atwood
Find out more about Margaret Atwood, the prizes and awards she has won, and other related links.

Study guide to The Handmaid's Tale
Contains questions and analysis of the The Handmaid's Tale.

Margaret Atwood's The Journals of Susanna Moodie
An analysis of The Journals of Susanna Moodie.

Canadian Encyclopedia: Timothy Findley
Short biography on Timothy Findley.

ipl2: Literary Criticism
Find links to other websites about various Canadian writers, including Margaret Atwood, Margaret Laurence, Alice Munro, Carol Shields, Leonard Cohen, Robertson Davies, William Gibson, and Thomas King.