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These sites are terrific resources when it comes to your AMERICAN DREAM or POETRY senior project.

Bloom's Literary Reference Online

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Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.

Literature Resource Center - LRC
 
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.

LitFinder
Covering world literature and authors throughout history, LitFinder contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. For students or patrons seeking a deeper view into literature, LitFinder also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more! From Shakespeare's sonnets to poems by Donald Hall or short stories from Edgar Allan Poe to works by Annie Proulx, LitFinder has you covered.

Contemporary Literary Criticism - Select
Contemporary Literary Criticism--Select is an extensive collection of more than 11,000 critical essays on contemporary authors. Each CLC--Select entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, a list of principal works, critical essays, and sources for further study. Updated monthly, Contemporary Literary Criticism--Select allows users to search by author name, title of work, nationality, subject/genre, ethnicity, critic name, and more.

Books & Authors 
Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists, Books & Authors helps bring readers and literature together. Through the use of expertly written and arranged content and a dynamic, cutting edge user interface, Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun! By leveraging our entire award-winning What Do I Read Next? collection, patrons and students alike can be sure that their next big read comes with a BIG recommendation.


JSTOR  is a not–for–profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive of over one thousand academic journals and other scholarly content. JSTOR uses information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. Users can register for a MyJSTOR [see below] account and save their citations and research paths.

DIRECTIONS: Click on above link.You will be directed to the Login/Register for MyJSTOR page. Click on the "Register" link to go to the MyJSTOR Registration page. A unique email address is required, but the email address may be of any type (Gmail, Hotmail, AOL, etc.). Complete the required fields [Institution/Organization: Dartmouth High School; Profession: choose whatever your wish!; Primary Area of Study: choose anything!] in order to register a unique username and password. Click "Submit" to register your account. You will be redirected to the new JSTOR main page, where you may use JSTOR as usual. For subsequent access, users may go directly to www.jstor.org and select "Login" at the top of the page to enter JSTOR with their username and password. You may access JSTOR via this account from any location.

Register for a MyJSTOR account in order to:
•    Save citations
•    Email citations
•    Export citations to bibliographic software
•    Accept JSTOR Terms and Conditions once
•    Update your MyJSTOR profile



Click here to access English Language Arts-related Ebooks:  13pastrami

Select Literature from the drop-down menu to find these ebooks:

Contemporary Novelists , 7th ed.

Contemporary Poets , 7th ed.

Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion


Literature and Its Times Supplement 1: Profiles of 300 Notable Literary    Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them

Literature and Its Times: Profiles of 300 Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them


Click on this one link  to access all
seven
Facts On File Databases! The ISSUES & CONTROVERSIES databases are especially helpful for AMERICAN DREAM themes.

Ask library staff for username and password.

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Here are the InfoTrac databases that will help you no matter what your AMERICAN DREAM focus may be:

Gale U.S. History In Context 

Gale U.S. History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

 
Gale World History In Context 

Gale World History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

 
Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context 

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Gale Biography In Context 

Gale Biography in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

Psychology Collection APRIL, 2011 This set explores what makes people "tick" from childhood to death. This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops -- and diminishes -- over time.

Massachusetts History Online

Contains full-text articles gathered from almost 50 sources that directly relate to MA history.

The New York Times

Search the full text of The New York Times (starting in 1995).

Criminal Justice Collection APRIL, 2011

Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge. Users will have access to 150 journals.


War & Terrorism Collection

A definitive collection for students of history, social science and current events, providing insight into conflicts and their multiple causes. References include 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

Pop Culture Collection

This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals, complemented by 8 eBook titles.

US History Collection

This collection of over 40 journals provides balanced coverage of both current thought and events in U.S. History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field; useful both to the novice historian and to the advanced academic researcher

Check out the 55 eBooks we have access to:    eBooks      

An eBook is the digital equivalent of a conventional printed book. The eBooks listed below are brought to you by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Enjoy!

    *  Arts
          o Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians , 6v,  2001
          o Contemporary Fashion , 2nd ed.,  2002
          o International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers , 4th ed.,  4v,  2001
          o VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever , 2007 ed.,  2006
    * Biography
          o American Men & Women of Science , 22nd ed.,  8v,  2005
          o Business Leader Profiles for Students , 2v,  1999
    * Business
          o Encyclopedia of Business and Finance , 2nd ed.,  2v,  2006
          o Encyclopedia of Small Business , 2nd ed.,  2v,  2002
    * Environment
          o Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America , 6v,  2001
          o Pollution A to Z , 2v,  2004
          o UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features , 3v,  2004
    * General Reference
          o Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations Dictionary , 37th ed.,  4v,  2006
    * History
          o American Decades , 10v,  2001
          o American Decades Primary Sources , 10v,  2004
          o American Eras , 8v,  1997
          o Ancient Greece and Rome: An Encyclopedia for Students , 4v,  1998
          o Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict , 2v,  2005
          o Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security , 3v,  2004
          o Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa , 2nd ed.,  4v,  2004
          o Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages , 5v,
                2004
          o Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History , 2v,  1999
          o Harlem Renaissance , 2001
          o History in Dispute , Vol. 1 : The Cold War: First Series,  2000
          o History in Dispute , Vol. 2 : American Social and Political Movements, 1945-2000: Pursuit of Liberty,  2000
          o History in Dispute , Vol. 3 : American Social and Political Movements, 1900-1945: Pursuit of Progress,  2000
          o History in Dispute , Vol. 4 : World War II, 1939-1943,  2000
          o History in Dispute , Vol. 5 : World War II, 1943-1945,  2000
          o History in Dispute , Vol. 6 : The Cold War: Second Series,  2000
          o History in Dispute , Vol. 7 : Water and the Environment Since 1945: Global Perspectives,  2001
          o History in Dispute , Vol. 8 : World War I: First Series,  2002
          o History in Dispute , Vol. 9 : World War I: Second Series,  2002
          o History in Dispute , Vol. 10 : The Crusades, 1095-1291,  2003
          o History in Dispute , Vol. 11 : The Holocaust, 1933-1945,  2003
          o History in Dispute , Vol. 12 : The American Revolution, 1763-1789,  2003
          o History in Dispute , Vol. 13 : Slavery in the Western Hemisphere, circa 1500-1888,  2003
          o History in Dispute , Vol. 14 : The Middle East Since 1945: First Series,  2004
          o History in Dispute , Vol. 15 : The Middle East Since 1945: Second Series,  2004
          o History in Dispute , Vol. 16 : Twentieth-Century European Social and Political Movements: First Series,  2004
          o History in Dispute , Vol. 17 : Twentieth-Century European Social and Political Movements: Second Series, 
                2004
          o History in Dispute , Vol. 18 : The Spanish Civil War,  2005
          o History in Dispute , Vol. 19 : The Red Scare After 1945,  2005
          o History in Dispute , Vol. 20 : Classical Antiquity and Classical Studies,  2005
          o History in Dispute , Vol. 21 : Revolutionary Russia, 1890-1930,  2005
          o Learning About the Holocaust: A Student's Guide , 4v,  2001
          o Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students , 4v,  2004
          o St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture , 5v,  2000
          o U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library , 6v,  2004
    * Law
          o Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law , 2nd ed.,  2v,  2006
          o West's Encyclopedia of American Law , 2nd ed.,  13v,  2004
    * Literature
          o Contemporary Novelists , 7th ed.,  2001
          o Contemporary Poets , 7th ed.,  2001
          o Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion , 3v,  2006
          o Literature and Its Times Supplement 1: Profiles of 300 Notable Literary    Works and the Historical Events that
               Influenced Them , 2v,  2003
          o Literature and Its Times: Profiles of 300 Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them,
               5v,  1997
    * Medicine
          o The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine , 2nd ed.,  4v,  2005
          o The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer , 2nd ed.,  2v,  2006
          o The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders , 2nd ed.,  2v,  2006
          o The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine , 3rd ed.,  5v,  2006
    * Multicultural Studies
          o Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America , 2nd ed.,  3v,  2000
    * Nation and World
          o Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the United States , 2003
          o Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the World , 2002
    * Religion
          o Encyclopedia of Religion , 2nd ed.,  15v,  2005
    * Science
          o American Men & Women of Science , 22nd ed.,  8v,  2005
          o Biology , 4v,  2002
          o Real-Life Math , 2v,  2006
          o World of Earth Science , 2v,  2003
    * Social Science
          o Encyclopedia of Population , 2v,  2003
          o Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources , 2006
          o Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources , 2006