Publications that appeared in periodicals will need to be located using journal indexes and databases. They also contain book reviews and literary criticism which will help you understand the author’s influence and significance within the Canadian literary canon.
Canadian Periodical Index
Provides access to a broad range of Canadian journals, magazines, and newspapers, including Brick, Saturday Night, Maclean’s and many others.
Canadian Literary Centre
Consists of book reviews, literary criticism, and biographies published by Essays on Canadian Writing Press (ECW Press), a prominent literary Canadian publisher.
Provides access to peer-reviewed and scholarly literary criticism published in journals and books as well as magazines and newspapers.
Includes an index of Canadian magazines published up to the middle of the twentieth century, including Saturday Night and Maclean’s. It does not include links to full texts of articles.
Search the library catalogue to find bibliographies on your chosen writer or poet. Annotated bibliographies can be particularly useful. Below is an example of how you can set up your search using the Advanced Search feature of the library catalogue.
Many Canadian authors began their careers by publishing their work in literary journals and popular magazines including (but not limited to) the following titles: