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Suggested Online Databases
Literature Resource Center (all full-text)
The Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most-studied authors. Includes online versions of Gale's Contemporay Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Dictionary of Literary Biography, as well as selections from Gale's other Literature Criticism and For Students Series, such as Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism and Short Stories for Students. Search by Author Name, Title, Genre, Literary Movement or Literary Themes.
MLA International Bibliography
1963-present; more info; some full-text; RefWorks help
Classified listing and subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Updated 10 times per year. Produced by Modern Language Association of America. Interface by Dataware.
Academic Search Premier (1984-present; updated daily; much full-text; RefWorks help) indexes and abstracts over 4,300 journals, many of them peer-reviewed, and provides full-text for over 3, 400 journals. This multidisciplinary database covers nearly all academic areas of study, including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language, linguistics, the arts, literature, medical sciences and ethnic studies. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
CultureGrams (all full-text) includes a world, children and states editions. It contains a photo gallery, recipe collection, famous people, data tables and definitions. Select from an A-Z list of countries/regions/states or select an area on a map. Each country includes a detailed map, flag, national anthem, current time, currency converter, recipe collection, facts and statistics as well as sections on history, climate, the people, customs, courtesies, lifestyle and society. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Brigham Young University. Contact the research help desk (513 745-4808) for the user name and password.
Historical Abstracts (1955-present; updated 3 times per year; some full-text; RefWorks help) indexes and abstracts over 2,000 international historical journals. It also includes selected journals in the social sciences and humanities. It covers history from 1450 to the present, but excludes US and Canadian history. It is produced by ABC-CLIO and the user Interface is provided by OhioLINK.
PAIS International (1972-present; updated monthly; some full-text; RefWorks help) covers the literature of public affairs, including current issues and actions that affect world communities, countries, people, and governments. It provides access to articles, books, and documents, addressing important political, economic and social issues. It is produced by OCLC Public Affairs Information Service and the user interface is provided by OhioLINK.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (1975-present; updated monthly; some full-text; more info; RefWorks help) provides ndexing and abstracts to the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, public administration and public policy. It was formed in 2001 by the merger of Political Science Abstracts and ABC POL SCI. It is produced by Cambridge Scientific Abstracts and the user interface is provided by OhioLINK.
1967 - present; some full-text; more info; RefWorks help
Abstracts and indexing to periodicals in psychology. Computerized version of Psychological Abstracts. Updated weekly. Produced by the American Psychological Association (APA). User interface by Dataware.
ATLA Religion Database (1949-present; updated quarterly; much full-text; RefWorks help) indexes journal articles, book reviews, conference proceedings, congresses, essays in multi-author works and Festschriften. It covers the Bible, church history, ecumenism, ethics, missions, pastoral ministry, religions, religious studies and theology as well as religion and religious research in related fields such as antiquities, anthropology, archaeology, business, history, law, medicine, philosophy, psychology and sociology. It contains the computerized version of Religion Index One: Periodicals (RIO), Religion Index Two: Multi-Author Works (RIT), Index to Book Reviews in Religion (IBRR) and Retrospective Indexing Project (RIP). It is produced by American Theological Library Association and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Religion and Philosophy Collection (1984-present; updated weekly; much full-text; RefWorks help) provides indexing and abstracts from 1984-present for 301 journals, many peer-reviewed, and full-text from 1990-present for 290 journals. It covers world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. It is published by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
English & Literature
Theology & Religion
Official Web Site of Khaled Hosseini
Bloomsbury.com Interview with Khaled Hosseini
About The Kite Runner
About Khaled Hosseini
Further Reading: Lives of Afghan Women
Further Reading: Books for Teens
Further Reading: Novels Set in Afghanistan
Asian Review of Books on the Web: Flying High
BookPage Fiction Review: An Afghan's Battle With the Past
Guardian Newspapers: An Afghan Hounded by His Past
New York Times: The Servant (PDF)
San Francisco Chronicle: Pulled by the Past
Penguin Group: The Kite Runner
ReadingGroupGuides.com: The Kite Runner
Suggested Research Themes
- Betrayal and forgiveness
- Class struggles
- Fathers and sons
- Immigration to United States
- Kites, the history of kites, kite festivals
- The Taliban
- Timeline of Aghanistan in the 20th century
- Women's roles and issues
Contacts at the Library
Alison Morgan, Circulation Librarian & English Dept. Liaison email@example.com, 513-745-3931
Research Help Desk