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Of Mice and Men: Project Assignment
(Knight/O'Malley)
John Steinbeck
Databases: To find biographical information about John Steinbeck use Gale Biography Resource Center. For literary awards, themes and writing style use Literature Resource Center.
Web ResourcesJohn Steinbeck Biography John Steinbeck. n.d. Web. 20 January 2011. http://www.americanwriters.org/writers/steinbeck.asp. John Steinbeck BiographyJohn Steinbeck. n.d. Web. 20 January 2011. http://www.biography.com/articles/John-Steinbeck-9493358.
John Steinbeck Biography and Literary Criticism
John Steinbeck (1902-1968) n.d. Web. 20 January 2011. http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/johnstei.htm.
Center for Steinbeck StudiesOf Mice and Men. n.d. Web. 20 January 2011. [[http://as.sjsu.edu/steinbeck/teaching_steinbeck/index.jsp? val=teaching_of_mice_and_men_homepage|http://as.sjsu.edu/steinbeck/teaching_steinbeck/index.jsp? ]]val=teaching_of_mice_and_men_homepage.
Books

The following list of books have been pulled on a cart for your use. They contain biographical information on John Steinbeck as well as information on his writing style and topics and themes he used in his writing.

Florence, Donnë. John Steinbeck : America's author. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2000. Print.
Johnson, Claudia D. Understanding Of mice and men, The red pony, and The pearl : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997. Print.
Karson, Jill, and Of m.a. men. Readings on Of Mice and Men / Jill Karson, book editor. San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, c1997, 1997. Print.
Reef, Catherine. John Steinbeck / by Catherine Reef. New York : Clarion Books, c1996, 1996. Print.
Steinbeck, John, and Clarice 1. Swisher. Readings on John Steinbeck / Clarice Swisher, book editor. San Diego, CA Greenhaven Press c1996, 1996. Print.


Developmental Delays/Mental Disabilities

Databases: To find information, you will need to use a variety of search terms. Intellectual Disability, Mental Disability, Developmental Delay, for historical information use Mental Retardation. Databases to search include: Brittanica Online School Edition, eLibrary Curriculum Edition, Science in Context, Student Resources in Context.
Web Resources:
Intellectual Disability/Mental Retardation
"Intellectual Disability / Mental Retardation, DD, NCBDDD, CDC."
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 29 Oct. 2005. Web. 21 Jan. 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dd/ddmr.htm
Intellectual Disability
"Intellectual Disability (formerly Mental Retardation)." National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. Web. 21 Jan. 2011. http://www.nichcy.org/Disabilities/Specific/Pages/IntellectualDisability.aspx.
Intellectual Disability
"Intellectual Disability." At Health Mental Health. 27 Jan. 2010. Web. 21 Jan. 2011. http://www.athealth.com/consumer/disorders/intelldisability.html#.

Books:
Ainsworth, Patricia, and Pamela C. Baker. Understanding mental retardation. Jackson [Miss.: University Press of Mississippi, 2004. Print.
Girod, Christina M. Learning disabilities. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books, 2001. Print.
Shannon, Joyce B. Mental retardation sourcebook. Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2000. Print.
Shin, Linda M. Learning disabilities sourcebook : basic information about disorders such as dyslexia, visual and auditory processing deficits ... Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, 1998. Print.
Thackery, Ellen, and Madeline Harris. Gale encyclopedia of mental disorders. Vol. 2, M-Z. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Print.

The Migrant Worker

Databases: Use Migrant Worker, Migrant Farm Worker as search terms. Databases to search include: Brittanica Online School Edition, eLibrary Curriculum Edition, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Student Resources in Context.
Web Resources:
Farming in the 1930's
Farming in the 1930s. n.d. Web. 23 January 2011. <http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe30s/farminginthe1930s.html>.
Migrant Workers
Migrant Workers. n.d. Web. 23 January 2011. <http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fsahtml/fachap03.html>.
Picture This! Migrant Farm Workers
Picture This - Depression Era: 1930s - Migrant Farm Workers. n.d. Web. 23 January 2011. http://www.museumca.org/picturethis/3_2.html.
The Migrant Experience
The Migrant Experience. n.d. Web. 23 January 2011. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/afctshtml/tsme.html.

Books
Gonzales, Doreen. Cesar Chavez : leader for migrant farm workers / Doreen Gonzales. Hillside, NJ Enslow Publishers, Inc., 1996. Print.
Spirn, Anne W., and Dorothea Lange. Daring to look : Dorothea Lange's photographs and reports from the field. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. Print.
Young, Jan 1. The migrant workers and Cesar Chavez. New York, J. Messner [1972, 1972.] Print.

The Great Depression
Databases: Use Great Depression as a search term. Databases to search include: Brittanica Online School Edition, eLibrary Curriculum Edition, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Student Resources in Context.
Web Resources:
Depression and War
Depresson and War. n.d. Web. 24 January 2011. <http://www.pbs.org/wnet/historyofus/web12/index.html>.
Farming in the 1930's
Farming in the 1930s. n.d. Web. 23 January 2011. <http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe30s/farminginthe1930s.html>.
Great Depression
The Great Depression. n.d. Web. 23 January 2011. <http://www.awesomestories.com/history/great-depression>.

Books:
Bondi, edited b.V. American decades : 1930-1939. Detroit, MI Gale Publishing c1995, 1995. Print.
Farrell, Jacqueline 1. The great depression / by Jacqueline Farrell. San Diego : Lucent Books, 1996. Print.
Fremon, David K. The Great Depression in American history / David K. Fremon. Hillside, NJ Enslow Publishers c1997, 1997. Print.
Hanes, Richard C., and Sharon M. Hanes. The Great Depression. Vol. 1, A-E. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2002. Print.
Nishi, Dennis. The Great Depression. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 2001. Print.
---. Life during the Great Depression. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books, 1998. Print.
Wroble, Lisa A. The New Deal and the Great Depression in American history. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2002. Print.

The Dust Bowl

Databases: Use Dust Bowl as a search term. Databases to search include: Brittanica Online School Edition, eLibrary Curriculum Edition, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Student Resources in Context.

Web Resources:
Drought in the Dust Bowl Years
Drought in the Dust Bowl Years. n.d. Web. 24 January 2011. <http://www.drought.unl.edu/whatis/dustbowl.htm>.
Dust Bowl
Dust Bowl. n.d. Web. 24 January 2011. <http://www.history.com/topics/dust-bowl>.
The Dust Bowl
The Dust Bowl. n.d. Web. 23 January 2011. <http://www.weru.ksu.edu/new_weru/multimedia/dustbowl/dustbowlpics.html>.

Books:
McArthur, Debra. The dust bowl and the Depression in American history. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 2002. Print.
Marrin, Albert. Years of dust : the story of the Dust Bowl. New York: Dutton Children's Books, 2009. Print.
Sandler, Martin W. The Dust Bowl through the lens : how photography revealed and helped remedy a national disaster. New York: Walker, 2009. Print.
Spirn, Anne W., and Dorothea Lange. Daring to look : Dorothea Lange's photographs and reports from the field. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. Print.
Stanley, Jerry. Children of the Dust Bowl : the true story of the school at Weedpatch Camp. New York: Crown, 1992. Print.
Yancey, Diane. Life during the Dust Bowl. San Diego, Calif.: Lucent Books, 2004. Print.

Censorship
Databases: Use Censorship, Banned Books, John Steinbeck and Of Mice and Men as search terms. Databases to search include: Brittanica Online School Edition, eLibrary Curriculum Edition, Literature Resource Center and Student Resources in Context.
Web Resources:
Libraries and First Amendment: Banned Books
Libraries and First Amendment: Banned Books. n.d. Web. 24 January 2011. <http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/Speech/libraries/topic.aspx?topic=banned_books>.
Banned and Challenged Books
Banned and Challenged Books. n.d. Web. 24 January 2011. <http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/index.cfm>.

Books:

Doyle, Robert P. Banned Books: Challenging our freedom to read. Saline, Michigan: McNaughton & Gunn, Inc., 2010. Print.
---. Banned Books. Chicago, Illinois: American Library Association, 2007. Print.
Egendorf, Laura K. Censorship. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 2001. Print.

General Books on the 1930's

Callan, Jim. America in the 1930s. New York: Facts On File, 2005. Print.
Gerdes, Louise. The 1930s. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 2000. Print.
Hanes, Richard C., and Sharon M. Hanes. The Great Depression. Vol. 1, A-E. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2002. Print.
McDonnell, Janet. America in the 20th century. Vol. 3, 1920-1929. Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish, 2003. Print.
Nardo, Don. The 1930's. San Diego: Kidhaven Press, 2004. Print.
Press, Petra. The 1930s. San Diego, Calif.: Lucent Books, 1998. Print.
Young, William H., and Nancy K. Young. The 1930s. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. Print.