"Landmark" works (think western canon) will have a large amount of critical analyses written about them, while lesser-known and perhaps more contemporary works will be a bit more difficult to pin down.
You can search for articles using WorkCat Discovery, but this tool uses a search algorithm that merely "scrapes" the surface of each database. To really dig, you need to go directly to the databases.
Databases for Literature
For "borders" authors and works, I recommend searching titles, but especially author names in English lit databases.
Consider the case of Into the Beautiful North by Urrea.
1. Try Into the Beautiful North in the Literature Resource Center database below.
2. Now clear the search and try Urrea.
Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Combining Gale Group's core literary databases in a single online service, the Literature Resource Center covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers with in-depth coverage of 2,300 of the most studied authors.
Provides indexing of over 4,000 journals and series. Also indexes books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. Includes links to full text of selected journal articles.
A comprehensive database of humanities content, providing full text of hundreds of journals, books & other published sources from arount the world. This database includes data from American Humanities Index & Humanities International Index.
Complete text of the 20-volume 2nd edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (1989), plus its 3-volume Additions Series (1993, 1997).
1. Into the Beautiful North Urrea.
2. Look at "Cited by" in search results. These references can often loop back to SU Libraries databases.
You found an article referenced in a book or other article and need to find it: