You will need to be able to draw a distinction between literary analysis in the popular press ( New York Times) and literary analysis in academic journals (Victorian Studies).
Our online chart Types of Periodicals describes the differences between popular, trade, and scholarly publications.
Google Scholar is a powerful tool but should be used with two major caveats:
For more information, see our library page on Google Scholar. For research in literature, compare the two searches below, and see the advanced searches available in MLA to the right.
You may not always find a perfect article with an exact title reflecting your topic. Rather than find an article called "An Overview of Translations of Othello in the 19th Century", you may find an article that says something interesting about the 19th century and translation, and connect it to Othello yourself.
The following links show how to construct a few searches in the MLA Bibliography using advanced limiters; however, you must choose the articles most relevant to your thesis, and use those articles to brainstorm more search terms for finding additional articles.
For more options see our full list of newspaper databases. In each of these databases you may need to use the advanced search features and limit by date.