The Chocolate War

Texts We Have Available in the library on the cart:

Robert Cormier : banned, challenged, and censored Call #: 813.54 COR Beckman, Wendy Hart.Peer pressure in Robert Cormier's The chocolate war Call #: LIT. RES. 809 COR Dedria Bryfonski, book editor.Robert Cormier : daring to disturb the universe Call #: LIT. RES. 809 COR Campbell, Patricia J.Student's encyclopedia of American literary characters. Volume I, A-F Call #: 810.9 AME v. 1 edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli, Judith S. BaughmanCritical survey of American literature, volume 2 Cisneros-Guare Call #: 810.9 CRI v. 2 edited by Steven G. Kellman.Presenting Robert Cormier Call #: LIT. RES. 809 COR Campbell, Patricia JCritical Survey of Young Adult Literature Call #: LIT. RES. 809 PAT Pattee, Amy.

Contemporary literary criticism. Volume 12, Young adult literature Call #: 809 CON v. 12

Series: Contemporary literary criticism. 12

Contemporary Literary Criticism Volume 30 Call #: 809 Con V. 30

Series: Contemporary Literary Criticism 30

Contemporary literary criticism. Volume 30 Call #: 809 CON V. 30

Series: Contemporary literary criticism. 30

EBOOKS (You must log in to Gale to read these- password is available HERE):

Novels for students. Volume 2 presenting analysis, context, and crticism on commonly studied novels Diane Telgen, editor. Ebook: Click HERE to read
Critical Survey of Young Adult Literature Call #: LIT. RES. 809 PAT Pattee, Amy. Ebook: Click HERE to read (you must sign into Gale for this)

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!

JSTOR - Database of Academic Journals:

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

Lit. Crit. Ebooks - Gale

Log into Gale, then search for "The Chocolate War" or "Robert Cormier". 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.

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.

Infobase: Blooms Literature

Sign in and look for your search terms "MacBeth" (or whatever you are looking for) to find numerous articles and criticism. You can search by Reference, Criticism, Literary Works, Images, Videos, Timelines

Literary Reference Center Ebsco

Sign in, then scroll down to Literary Reference Center. Then, type in "MacBeth" on the Search page, and you will find hundreds of options from Magazines, Reviews, Reference Books, Literary Criticism, Biographies, Interviews

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


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

If you are thinking of using a website for reasearch...

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.