Whether searching for books in the library catalog or searching for articles in the databases, a useful way to find critical analysis on an author or work is to add the words and criticism to an author's name or the title of a work. For example:
Carlos Fuentes and criticism
"La ciudad y los perros" and criticism
Click on the Gale Literature Criticism icon to find biographical information on an author and a collection of extensive critical analysis of their work. You can also search on "Named Work" for a specific poem, novel or play.
Includes the following Gale reference series: Children's Literature Review, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, & Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.
Searching Google and Google Scholar in Spanish is a good way to return search results in the language. Another option is to limit a search by a country domain. For example, the country code for Mexico is mx. Include the word site and a colon (:) and then the country code. (Other country codes can be found here.) The Google search would look like this
Also, make sure to connect your personal device to the CMU Tomlinson Library. To do so, go to
1. Google Scholar
2. Click on the three lines in the upper left hand corner
3. Click Settings
4. Click Library Links
5. Type in Colorado Mesa University Library -- at some point this will pop up
6. Click the box and save