Why is this classic novel still relevant today?

LHS Catalog



Use this subscription citation maker for works cited and note cards.


Gale eBooks

On the left, select Literature, then Novels for Students.

This reference source covers works through 2003. Find plot summaries, characters, themes, historical context, criticisms, and more.

LHS Databases

To access these databases from home, get the passwords from the media specialists.



  • Enter your search term for newspaper and magazine articles, primary source documents, etc.
  • Limit (on left of results page): Select full text, publication dates, and source types.
  • Advanced Search: more search options.
  • Topic Overview: provides an overview of the topic.
  • View: original (pdf full text) form, or html full text (may be easier to read).
  • Cite (on the right): Select your citation format and copy citation.
  • For additional articles, return to the search results or use the Find Similar Results button.

Narrow the search parameters to the time the novel was published to find what critics said at the time.


Gale – Student Edition

Student Edition is a good way to find current newspaper and magazine articles.


Gale- Fine Arts and Music Collection

Search for the title of your book. Select Full Text on the right. You can find reviews and articles.

Williamsburg Regional Library databases

WJCC students can now access most of the databases at WRL by using the letters WJCC and your school ID.  For example: wjcc1234567890


Presents significant published criticism on the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers, and other creative writers now living or who died after January 1, 2000.


Find reviews, reference, and criticisms about authors, novels, & more. Full-text database that brings together information from major literary encyclopedias and reference works and hundreds of literary journals.