Different file types allow different capabilities. For example, you can download pdf files. However, the Scholar Annotation tool will not work with pdfs but will for html and some electronic books.
Full Text PDF: Of Mice and Men
Full Text Side by Side English and Spanish: Of Mice and Men English Spanish Versions
Full Audio Version read by Gary Sinise: Of Mice and Men Audio
John Steinbeck from Biography.com
Jamestown Databases: You are automatically logged into the following databases from school. If you are elsewhere you will need to use the login information provided.
ELibrary: Typically, classic works of literature will be an Elibrary Topic. You can expand the topic for all realted resources. To search only scholarly, peer reviewed sources, choose Advanced Search and then choose “search scholarly journals only.”
Gale Power Search: Refine your search under Content Type to academic journals. You can also further limit to peer reviewed journals. For long articles you may want to use the Find feature of your browser to locate terms within an article.
Williamsburg Regional Library Databases: WJCC students can access these using wjcc+student number. The first two listed are under the Books, Reading and Literature section. However, it is highly recommended that you choose “See All Databases” as there are several others listed below that are helpful.
Additional Resources: JSTOR and Google Books: JSTOR is a subscription library of digital articles that virtually every college and university uses. You can sign up to get up to three articles but it can also be useful to locate scholarly books.
For example: Searching JSTOR using search terms “great gatsby” and “racism” gives one result of a brief book review but not the text itself. However, you can search for that book in Google Books. Google Books previews gives you about 85% of a book and you can search within them.
Here are 100 key words for understanding John Steinbeck’s 1937 tragic novel “Of Mice and Men” — set during the Great Depression in California. From vocabulary.com
American in the 1930s: Maintained by American Studies Department at the University of Virginia, this site covers the entire social experience of the time.
Dorothea Lange Photographs: Collection of photos of migrant workers and the Dust Bowl during the Depression from Dorothea Lange taken for the U.S. Farm Security Administration.
“The Great Depression.” Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: Government and Politics, Gale, 2009. Research in Context, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=MSIC&sw=w&u=va0086_005&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE%7CEJ3048400164&asid=88eded95704b797b8125256a6a16cd8a. Accessed 14 Feb. 2017.