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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

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.

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select

Literary Reference Center

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Research In Context

Additional ResourcesJSTOR 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.

100 Key Vocabulary Word from Of Mice and Men

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

The 1930s and the Great Depression

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, Accessed 14 Feb. 2017.