Research a Theme
The following sources could give you critical insights into your theme as it is presented in the books you have selected:
Free Criticism Online
Authors and Themes
Check your teacher's specific requirements for this essay. The online catalog can direct you to works by an author, biographical materials and literary criticism both in print and eBook format. Online resources in databases and eBooks on these subjects can also be linked from the library's web page.
REMOTE ACCESS: To access the library resources from home, please get the passwords from the library or the Library's Aspen page.
What are PRIMARY SOURCES? They are first-hand accounts closest to the person you are researching. Examples would be author's creative works, author's comments in an interview or an autobiography.
SECONDARY SOURCES interpret or analyze a primary source. Examples would literary criticism, commentary on or reviews of author's works or biographies.
Databases: A Great Place to Start!
Databases provide authoritative, current information about your author and literary criticism of his/her works. Check the New York Times for interviews and book reviews.
Library Books about Authors and Themes
Check the eBooks in the "Research a Theme" box at left as well.