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Ayn Rand Institute

A comprehensive website devoted to all things Ayn Rand (philosophy, books, impact, etc.). It offers educational experiences based on Ayn Rand’s books and ideas for a variety of audiences, including students, educators, policymakers and lifelong learners. ARI also engages in research and advocacy efforts, applying Rand’s ideas to current issues. It has a great section organized by topic as well, located HERE.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The SEP was designed so that each entry is maintained and kept up-to-date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public. Consequently, our dynamic reference work maintains academic standards while evolving and adapting in response to new research. This is its entry on Ayn Rand and is extremely comprehensive, covering a multitude of topics.

Classroom Video On Demand:

Documentary film called "Ayn Rand in Her Own Words"
Video all about Ayn Rand (you can also search for more information in CVOD, but this is a full video on here, divided by topic).

Ayn Rand Interview by Mike Wallace

From 1959, Novelist Ayn Rand talks with Wallace about the personal philosophy underpinning her books The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, as well as the economy, welfare, the American political system, and taxes
Google Scholar: The difference between Google and Google Scholar is that Google Scholar focuses on the scholarly literature available on the Internet. Resources in a regular Google search do not have to be scholarly, and do not have to be based on research.
You can also create your own personalized Google Scholar Library. Just find an article you are interested in and click on the star icon underneath the article. You can create folders, save articles in them, and then access them later by clicking on the My Library link on the top right.

ABC-Clio Social Studies Databases:

ABC-CLIO is a comprehensive collection of primary and secondary sources. Research by text, reference category, period, or region based on their learning styles, abilities, and assignments. Sign in and look for your search terms in "ALL DATABASES" to find numerous articles. It will then offer different databases (ie, American Government, American History, Issues, Pop Culture Universe, World at War, World History: The Modern Era, Search eBooks

Biography Reference Center (Ebsco):

For information on the author, click on the link in the title above, and sign in (use the login and PW from the online resources sheet). Then, scroll down to Biography Reference Center and search for the author's name.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL):

An ebook collection of over 300 reference resources in all subject areas. The articles are reproduced exactly as the print edition. Sign in , and this link will take you directly to Anthem. You can also use the search bar to look for other search terms.

History Reference Center (EBSCO):

Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents. Search for boolean phrases such as "1984 AND Orwell"*Log into Ebsco, then scroll down to History Reference Center

Infobase: Blooms Literature

Sign in and look for your search terms "Anthem AND Ayn Rand" (or whatever you are looking for) to find numerous articles and criticism.

JSTOR - Database of Academic Journals:

A collection of journals and ebooks on a variety of topics. Searchable by subject, title, publisher, or via libguides.

Gale Literature Resource Center is Gale’s most current, comprehensive, and reliable online literature resource, offering the broadest and most representative range of authors and their works, including a deep collection of full-text critical and literary analysis for literary studies.

Literary Reference Center Database (EBSCO):

Literary Reference Center is a rich full-text literary database covering all genres and timeframes. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies.*Log into Ebsco, then scroll down to Literary Reference Center

Lit. Crit. Ebooks - Salem Press

Offers critical approaches, and critical insight into select themes, authors, and works, as well as Cyclopedias of Literary Characters & Places and an introduction to literary context.


There are a lot of websites on the internet (anyone can make a website!), and many of them are based on people's opinions, outdated data, or questionable information. It is important to be able to tell these apart from reliable sources that are current, authoritative, and accurate. In order to do this, you can apply the C.R.A.P. test for evaluating resources, which was developed by Molly Beestrum, and is used by educators and students. The link below to Evaluating Websites is to a website that delves into the specifics of how to evaluate a resource, and be sure it is something that you want to use in your research.
Evaluating WebsitesThis website, part of Colorado Community Colleges Online, explains how to evaluate websites using the C.R.A.P. test. Comprehensive and easy to understand, it's an excellent resource for teaching students to evaluate websites.
One of the most important things when writing a report or researching is to give credit to your sources. This is called CITING your sources, and the links below will help you to do that properly. PLAGIARISM is when you copy an idea or quote and do not give credit, so it is important to cite not only quotes, but paraphrased ideas as well. You can use the links below to help you ensure that you are giving credit properly and effectively.
Citing Sources with Easy BibEasy Bib has resources to check your citations, as well as information on how to properly cite in MLA and APA format.Citing in MLA FormatEverything you need to know to cite in MLA formatCiting in APA formatEverything you need to know to cite in APA format

Boolean Search

A Boolean search is a type of search allowing users to combine keywords with operators (or modifiers) such as AND, NOT and OR to further produce more relevant results. For example, a Boolean search could be "hotel" AND "New York". This would limit the search results to only those documents containing the two keywords. For a great reference on a way to search BETTER AND MORE EFFICIENTLY, use this link

Texts in the Library:

Literary Criticism:

American women fiction writers, 1900-1960 Volume three Call #: 810.3 AME edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.

Gale contextual encyclopedia of American literature Volume 4 R-Z Call #: 810.7 GAL v. 4 [project editors, Anne Marie Hacht and Dwayne D. Hayes].

Student's encyclopedia of American literary characters. Volume III, M-R Call #: 810.9 AME v. 3 edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli, Judith S. Baughman
Critical survey of American literature, volume 5 Odets-Stein Call #: 810.9 CRI v. 5 (copy 34180000309065)

For the new intellectual : the philosophy of Ayn Rand. Call #: 814.52 RAN Rand, Ayn.

For the new intellectual : the philosophy of Ayn Rand. Call #: 814.52 RAN

Novels for students. Volume 29 presenting analysis, context, and criticism on commonly studied novels [ eBook ] Call #: 809.3 Sara Constantakis, project editor (you need to log into Gale with the Gale login)

Protest and Power:

Literature of protest (Copy: 34180000307020) LIT. RES. 809 BLOInequality (Copy: 34180000309224) LIT. RES. 809 INEWillpower : rediscovering the greatest human strength (Copy: 34180000307398) 153.8 BAUDystopia (Copy: 34180000306571) LIT. RES. 809 BLO