• E-books for Literary Synthesis Project

    11th grade ELA

    Spring 2020


    1984 can be found on Scribd or Archive.org

    All the Light We Cannot See can be found on Sora

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn can be found on Scribd, Ebsco, or Project Gutenberg

    Bluest Eye can be found on Sora

    Brave New World can be found on Scribd or Archive.org

    Beloved can be found on Sora

    Call of the Wild can be found on Project Gutenberg, Scribd, or Ebsco

    Catch 22 can be found on Scribd

    Fahrenheit 451 can be found on Scribd or Archive.org

    Going After Cacciato can be found on Sora

    How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents can be found on Sora

    Joy Luck Club can be found on Sora

    Namesake can be found on Scribd

    Red Badge of Courage can be found on Project Gutenberg, Scribd, Ebsco

    The Road can be found on Sora

    Scarlet Letter can be found on Project Gutenberg, Scribd, Ebsco

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn can be found on Scribd, Archive.org


  • Researching Secondary Sources for your Novel

    If you need password and usernames for these databases you can access them on the Library's Canvas course page. You can add the library's canvas course to your canvas catalog by clicking this link and signing in to your canvas.

     
    Research Tip for Free Web:
    The free web is not generally a very good place for finding "literary criticisms," because these are scholarly sources that people don't usually give away for free on the free web. This is why you would usually be expected to use only library databases for this kind of research. In the event that the databases don't offer enough sources for you, however, you can try to find good "literary criticisms" on the free web. Here are a few tips that might help:
     
    **First thing to know is that you may find an article on the free web but be unable to fiew the full text. Sometimes the articles are behind paywalls. If this happens, you won't be able to use that article so keep looking elsewhere.**
     
    1. Try using refseek.com!
    • This search engine tries to be more academic than google. It can be great for academic research.
    • Try adding you novel title and author + the words "analysis" or "criticism" or "literary criticism"
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    2. Try searching the bottom of Wikipedia article on your novel

    • The bottom of the wikipedia page usually lists the article's works cited. Sometimes you can find a good literary analysis linked in here.
    • Scan the titles and if you see one that looks good that has a blue link, click the link and it should tak eyou to the article.
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    Click here to see the tips and tricks for using the free web!