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ENG 345: Introduction to Literary Criticism and Theory

Resources to support the final project in ENG 345.

Investigating publication history

Finding information about editions over time can require various types of sleuthing. The following tools may help you get started, but you can always follow up with a research librarian if you need additional assistance.

Some questions to consider as you get started:

  • Have other scholars already researched the history of your text? Look for these publications and see what unanswered questions remain.
  • Do you want to compare specific editions of the text?
  • What kind of information do you want? (E.g. raw numbers sold or number of editions over time.)

You can also search the databases listed under the Journal Articles tab at right to see if scholars are writing about the publication history and reception of your main text.