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Locate these books on the shelves using the call number provided. You may search for more print material via the online catalog box below!
American Decades, 1900-2011 by
Call Number: 973.9 AME
Publication Date: 1996-03-26
This 10-volume set offers extensive reference material covering topics in each decade from 1900-2009, including the Art, Economics, Government & Politics, Social Trends, Religion, Science & Technology, and more.
This database includes literary criticism articles and biographies. When you search for your playwright, on the right side of the results page, select "Biographies."
Created in conjunction with the A&E series by the same name, this website features short biographies.
This website draws biographical articles from online encyclopedias, excluding wikipedia.
Student Resources in Context
On your search results page, look to the content types in the gray box in the center-top of the page and select "Biographies."
NoodleTools will help you create, organize and store citations; it will also create your works cited page for you! If you have not yet registered for an account, select register and follow the directions to sign-up using your RomanNet username and password.
MLA Formatting & Style Guide - Purdue University OWL
Find explanations and citation examples for MLA 8th edition in this excellent resource from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab.
American Decades (1900-1999)
The print books we discussed in the library are available in ebooks here. Select the decade you are researching, and browse the chapters and section of each volume. Consider reading the Introduction (to the decade), the Arts chapters, and any area relevant to the content of your play (e.g. economics, politics, social life, etc.).
American History Online
Under the "Browse" menu option to read social histories from your era, including daily life experiences, roles of women, social attitudes, etc. You can also browse articles organized by decade under this menu option.
U.S. History in Context
Click on the decade you're researching in the list of categories. Browse topics, events, and people featured in that decade.