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Library books

Books that may be of help to you have been placed on a small cart.  Please photocopy any of the articles that you find in these books.  There are some very good essays about dystopias which will help fulfill that source requirement.

  • Library Catalog
    Search on Catching Fire. Use the Titlepeek feature to locate book reviews about books.
  • Destiny Quest
    The same library catalog with a different look, more visual. You can also use the catalog to locate web sites about both the Hunger Games and Suzanne Collins.

Gale Literature Resource Center

Your VERY best bet for locating biographies and book reviews and critical essays.   You can also do a Subject search on Dystopias.  There's an interesting article called "What makes a good YA dystopian novel?" under the Reviews and News tab. 

Other Literary Resources

  • SIRS Researcher
    Some very good articles can be found about the Hunger Games series, including an article called "Dystopian Literature Catches Fire with 'Hunger Games' Craze" from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. ID&PW needed from home.
  • Ebsco's via Power Library
    You can find additional book reviews at Ebsco, a magazine/journal/newspaper database. From the main menu, scroll down to General Reference->Ebscohost->Ebscohost Web->Choose Newspaper Source Plus and MasterFile Main Edition. Search on Catching Fire. Limit to full text. A PA public library card needed from home.

Google scholar

You can always try to locate additional academic articles using Google scholar.  However, you are often directed to subscription only databases like our Literature Resource Center, which you can't access without $, or to ebooks that you can buy. 



Don't forget, the library has several copies of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th Ed.  If you can't find an example of a source in our KHS handout, check the complete handbook for help.  Even better, ask your teacher or Ms. Teixeira for assistance.


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