Of Mice And Men
To log in to any of the password-protected sites below, please go to our online resource page to find the login and password (you must be logged into your Wayne Hills account to access this page). If there is another subject you are researching, see Mrs. Caldwell in the library and she can add to this list!
- CHOOSE SUBTOPIC: "The Crash and Great Depression"
- EXPLORE: - Farmers and the Dust Bowl Slide Shows and other instruction.
- ANALYZE: Do a topic search for "Of Mice and Men" for additional resources.
Sign in, then scroll down to Literary Reference Center (for lit crit) OR use the History Reference Center for information about the time period. Then, type in your search topic on the Search page, and you will find hundreds of options from Magazines, Reviews, Reference Books, Literary Criticism, Biographies, Interviews***You can also use the History Reference Center for more research about time periods and historical events associated with The Crucible
Log into Gale, then search for "The Crucible".You can select an ebook for your research, and then search it using the index or table of contents. These are full textbook-style books. Students also have the option to listen to the content via the “Listen” button at the top of each page, and can print out selections as well.
LiteratureSign in and look for your search terms "The Crucible" or "Salem Witch Trials" or "McCarthy Trials" (or whatever you are looking for) to find numerous articles and criticism. You can search by Reference, Criticism, Literary Works, Images, Videos, Timelines
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.
CITING YOUR SOURCES:
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are a lot of websites on the internet (anyone can make a website!), and many of them are based on people's opinions, outdated data, or questionable information.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
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.