John Steinbeck

Course: Eng 102 English Comp II

Prof. Patrick King

This guide is designed to help you research English 102 topics. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!



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Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase

  • Steinbeck and literary criticism

Reference Books


American Writers: a collection of literary biographies, New York : Scribner, 1996. Ref. PS129.A55
Contemporary Authors: A Bio-biographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Detroit : Gale Research Co., 1962-. Ref. Z1224 .C58


Dictionary of Concepts in Literary Criticism and Theory, New York : Greenwood Press, 1992. Ref. PN41 .H36 1992

Literary Criticism

Contemporary Literary Criticism, Detroit : Gale Research Co., 1973-. Ref. PN771 .C59
The Critical Tradition : classic texts and contemporary trends, New York : Bedford/St. Martins, 2007, Ref. PN81 .C844 2007
Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Gale Research Co., 1978-. Ref. PN771 .G27


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  • Contemporary Literature


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Web sites

There are many good John Steinbeck web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Cornell University Library has a very good guide. Also, the Pima library creates a video in youtube regarding to Information Literacy: Evaluating Information Sources.

Search Engines

Web sites

Visual Media

Trampling Out the Vintage: Reflections on Steinbeck, prepared by the University of California Television in Youtube.

Citing Sources: Style Guides

APA Style Tutorial
Duke Library Guide to Assembling a List of Works Cited
Laguardia Community College Library MLA and APA citation styleThe Owl at Purdue: APA Formatting and Style GuideThe Owl at Purdue: MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide

Basic Research Help

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General Library Information

Research guide prepared on 07-28-09 by Ted Intarabumrung: