In most databases, if the full text of the article is not readily available, you will see a Check for Full Text button.
Clicking on the button will do one of the following:
a) take you to the article - look for PDF full text,
b) take you to the catalog - click on the link next to Content Available
c) link you to Interlibrary Loan so you can request a copy of the article.
If you want to read whole books in print such as biographies and collections of critical essays - Simply search the UW Libraries Catalog with the name of your author.
Harold Bloom puts out collections of critical essays on many of the authors from your class and the UW Libraries has purchased these books.