Citing Sources: Gale Publications On Literary Criticism

Some of the most popular and most frequently used Reference books in our collection are the Literary Criticism sets published by the Gale Research Company. These works compile excerpts of scholarly articles and essays of literary criticism and reprint these excerpts in user-friendly Reference books. This group of works includes the following:

  • Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism - REF PN 681.5
  • Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800 - REF PN 86 .L53 1984
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism - REF PN 761 .N5
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism - REF PN 771 .G27
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism - REF PN 771 .C59
  • Short Story Criticism - REF PN 3373 .S5
  • Poetry Criticism - REF PN 1111 .P63 1991
  • Drama Criticism - REF PN 1601 .D59
  • Black Literature Criticism - REF PS 153 .N5 B556 1992
  • World Literature Criticism - REF PN 523 .W67 1992
  • Hispanic Literature Criticism - REF PQ 7081 .A1 H573 1994
  • Shakespearean Criticism - REF PR 2965 .S43 1984

Citing these works in the proper MLA format for your Works Cited page is essentially a two-step process. You must cite the excerpted article, including all the original publication information, and you must cite the Gale Reference work in which the reprinted excerpt appeared. Please see the following examples for further clarification.

Book Excerpt

Format

Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of book essay or chapter." Title of Book In Which Article Was Originally Published. Editor if there is one listed. Place of publication: Publisher, year of publication. Page numbers. Rpt. in (for "Reprinted in") Name of Gale Reference Series. Editor's name (s). Volume. Detroit: Gale. Year of publication. Page numbers. Print.


Example

Shain, Charles E. "F. Scott Fitzgerald." Seven Modern American Novelists: An Introduction. Ed. William Van O'Connor. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1964. 81-117. Rpt. in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Ed. Dedria Bryfonski, Phyllis Carmel Mendelson. Vol. 1. Detroit: Gale, 1978. 259-260. Print.


Scholarly Article Excerpt

Format

Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of scholarly article." Title of journal or magazine (Date of publication): page numbers. Rpt. in (for "Reprinted in") Name of Gale Reference Series. Editor's name(s). Volume. Detroit: Gale, year of publication. Page numbers. Print.


Example

Littlejohn, David. "Fitzgerald's Grand Illusion." Commonweal (1962): 168-169. Rpt. in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Ed. Dedria Bryfonski, Phyllis Carmel Mendelson. Vol. 1. Detroit: Gale, 1978. 254. Print.