Books, Cooks, and Culture

Reference Sources

EBSCO ebooks – books
Encyclopedia Iranica (international collaboration based at Columbia U)
PowerSearch (Gale) – books tab
U.S. History in Context (Gale)
Virtual Reference Library (Gale)
World History in Context (Gale)

Specific books in Virtual Reference Library and PowerSearch include:

Research Sources

AP Source – magazines & journals (both trade/professional and scholarly)
EBSCO ebooks – books covering range of topics and perspectives
Google Scholar – reports, older journal articles, and a wide array of sources
Historical Newspapers (incl. New York Times from 1851-2007, London’s Guardian and Observer from 1791-2003, and four historic black newspapers)
Islamic History Sourcebook
JSTOR – archive of scholarly articles (does not include most recent 5 years)
Microsoft Academic Research – similar to Google Scholar
MW Library Catalog – esp. biographies and nonfiction books in the 300’s and 900’s
NationMaster – statistics
PowerSearch (Gale) – news, journals, and magazines
Specific journals in JSTOR include:

Selected Texts, Sites and Archives

American Folklife Center (Library of Congress)

American Memory (Library of Congress)

Folkstreams – National Preserve of Documentary Films about American Roots Cultures – incl. essays about the traditions and film-making

NYC Resource Guide – exhibit from Fordham University that incl. demographics, class, immigration, tourism, and more

NYPL Digital Gallery – Over 800,000 images, incl. illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more

For Reading Lolita in Tehran

For How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

For Picture of Dorian Gray

For Into the Wild

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