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The Great Gatsby

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Historical Research

Books:

We have compiled a list of books in the library about the  1920s. Click Resource Lists, 1920s to view our books. Search the library catalog  by keyword for topics like racism, immigration, women. Then use the book index or table of contents to determine if the 1920s are covered in the book.

Databases:

  •  Login using the username and password on the back of your ID card. 
  • All databases content has been evaluated for you. Also, all have MLA citations.

 

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Limit Your Results
Aerospace Sciences
Agriculture & Agribusiness
Anthropology
Applied Sciences
Architecture
Arts & Entertainment
Biography
Biology
Biotechnology
Botany
Business & Management
Chemistry
Communication & Mass Media
Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Computer Science
Construction & Building
Consumer Health
Dance
Dentistry
Diplomacy & International Relations
Drama & Theater Arts
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Economics
Education
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Ethnic & Cultural Studies
Film
Forests & Forestry
Geography & Cartography
Geology
Health & Medicine
History
Information Technology
Language & Linguistics
Law
Library & Information Science
Life Sciences
Literature & Writing
Marketing
Mathematics
Military History & Science
Mining & Mineral Resources
Music
Nursing & Allied Health
Nutrition & Dietetics
Oceanography
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Physical Therapy
Physics
Politics & Government
Power & Energy
Psychology
Public Health
Religion & Philosophy
Science
Social Sciences & Humanities
Social Work
Sociology
Sports & Leisure
Sports Medicine
Technology
Veterinary Medicine
Visual Arts
Women's Studies & Feminism
Zoology

 

             
SIRS Decades
ABC-CLIO
EBSCO History

Salem

History

Annals of American History FactCite: Defining Moments EBSCO ebooks

Gale Virtual

Reference Library

World Book Online

Primary sources, includes multimedia. Key word search with limiters or click on decade across top and then browse topics in sidebar.

Citation information given under Source link.  Sample citation below:

"The 1920s: Harlem Renaissance." Proquest SIRS Decades. 2012. Web. 29 Apr. 2012.

Of the 8 databases, make sure to try American History (click on Eras tab at top to browse) or Pop Culture Universe (click on Decades tab at top to browse).

MLA citations at bottom of articles.

Search by decade (e.g. "1930s") for articles or browse by clicking United States History and mining down through time periods.

MLA citations.

Reference ebooks with primary sources.  Contains Decades (1920s - 2000s) multiple volume sets and Defining Documents (primary source collections).  You must register to email or save.  All articles have MLA citations.
All primary source documents.  Clumsy search engine, browse by decade.  MLA citation provided.  We have the print books in the Reference Room (L2), Call number: REF 973 ANNALS.

Some primary sources.  Divided by topics not periods.

MLA citation provided. We have print copies of many of the books this database is based upon. Check the catalog.

A collection of over 200,000 online books. Read online or download to your mobile device. Navigate using table of contents or index.  MLA citation provided.

This library is a collection of reference books now online. We own these titles in print and on GVRL.

American Decades  (REF 973.9 AME)      

American Decades: Primary Sources (REF 973.9 AME)

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century American (REF 306 BOW) 

Social History of the United States  (REF 306 SOC) 
Good if you are looking for a specific topic/person e.g. Henry Ford or Vietnam War.  Difficult to search by decades.  Many pictures, maps, charts and primary sources.  MLA citations.

 

 

  • You might consider using World Book Online for its excellent primary sources. Login using the username and password on the back of your ID card.

 

Internet Resources Historical:

 

Literary Criticism

Books

Search the library catalog using the name of your author (last name, first name) as a SUBJECT.

For your junior paper you may checkout one book at a time for two weeks.

 

Reference Materials

PHS Library has many reference books that have collections of criticisms.  To use these you will need to look up your author in the index or table of contents of each set.  We have started a Junior Paper Reference Books wiki to make finding this material easier. 

 

Databases

We have two databases that provide the majority of our literary criticism.  You can search them both at once by using EBSCO's Discovery Service.  I would use 'The Great Gatsby criticism' as my search terms to get started.

 

Gale Index to Literary Criticism  This is an index by author and title to reference material.  Some we have some we do not, but can borrow.  Search for your author and then check the catalog to see if we have the book the index refers to. Most will be located in the reference room.

Click here for a screenshot showing call numbers and volumes for The Great Gatsby criticism.

If we do not own a title you would like an article from, copy down the title, volume and page numbers and give it to Ms. Powell or email her, kpowell@powayusd.com with the information. We will try to provide the document via interlibrary loan.

 

Public Library Databases

The public libraries have additional resources that are particularly useful for this assignment.  To access these resources you will need a public library card.  If you do not have one, please see Ms. Powell and she can assist you in accessing while on campus.

 

San Diego City Libraries  (closest is Rancho Bernardo or Carmel Mountain, 01336 barcode)

 

Internet Resources (Literary Criticism):

 

The following are some suggested web resources for literary criticism.  Please feel free to let us know of any others you would recommend for this list.

 

 
 

Dancers doing the Charleston in the 1920s. IRC,  2005 . Image.
Discovery Education. Web. 10 February 2015.

from E Pluribus Unum Project

"Al Jolson: The Jazz Singer." America in the Twenties. E Pluribus Unum Project, n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2015.

from  PBS - Jazz - A Film By Ken Burns: Biographies

  "Jazz Biographies." Jazz - A Film by Ken Burns. PBS, 2015. Web. 10 Jan. 2015.

from Authentic History Center: '20s Culture in Music

"Drifting Song." '20s Culture in Music. The Authentic History Center, 2 Dec. 2014. Web. 10 Jan. 2015.

 

 

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