Book Index with Reviews (BIR) offers searchable, complete reviews on over 5 million book titles.
Gale Literary Databases--Now Incorporated into Literature Resource Center
Literature Criticism Online: Poetry Criticism and Short Story Criticism provides online searchable versions of the standard reference books, Poetry Criticism and Short Story Criticism. Poetry Criticism provides literary analysis and commentary on poets and poems of all eras. Short Story Criticism provides analysis and commentary on major authors of short fiction and their works.
Literature Resource Center is a comprehensive source of literature information, including literary criticism, biographical profiles (U.S. and international authors), book reviews, and author interviews from books, journals, and authoritative literacy web sites.
Using the Magazine, Journal, and Newspaper databases should also be considered.
Note regarding print resources: The reference collection has literary criticism on novels, plays, poems and short stories, as well as biographical information about authors past and present. A guide listing these resources is available in the library and here online.