This FAQ was last updated: Dec 08, 2015 Views: 38
When looking for topics in a general nature and you're not sure where to start you might begin with a search that would include the most results so you an get a general idea of what is available for any given topic, part of a title, or a phrase like the one you have. Here is how I started:
I went to the top of the website (in the red area at the very top)
I chose "Articles"
I put in your phrase in the search box
Results show several articles from journals about this short story written by Joyce Carol Oates.
Now, for the good stuff use the database Literature Resource Center, then search for the title. You'll come up with several Literary Criticisms, Biographies, Topics & work overviews, reviews, and primary sources.