Catcher in the Rye Research

J.D. Salinger

This EBSCOhost database specifically focuses on literary research, including authors. If you try to access this off-campus, use this login information.

  • Search "Salinger, J.D."
  • When you get a list of search results, look in the left column and under "Source Types," click "Show More" and check the box for "Biographies."

This EBSCOhost database specifically focuses on biographical research. If you try to access this off-campus, use this login information.

  • Search "Salinger, J.D."

Catcher Criticism

This EBSCOhost database specifically focuses on literary research. Use this to locate criticism articles. If you try to access this off-campus, use this login information.

  • Search "Catcher in the Rye"
  • When you get a list of search results, look in the left column and under "Source Types," check the box for "Literary Criticism."

Life in the 1950s

This EBSCOhost database specifically focuses on historical research. If you try to access this off-campus, use this login information.

  • Try searching "fifties or 1950s or 50s"

Within this collection of eBooks, there is a database specifically focuses on 1950s in America.

  • At the login screen, enter the Remote Password: guhsd
  • In the left column under "Decades," click on The 1950s in America

The West Hills library also has print books that focus on the United States during the 1950s. They are located in the first bookshelf aisle on your right when you enter the library under the Dewey Decimal number: 973.921.

To search for specific titles in the library, use the online catalog.

As always, to check out books, simply bring them to Ms. Sannwald at the library counter.

Music of the 1950s

When building a playlist of music from the 1950s, you are instructed to include a wide range of music.

To help you discover artists and songs across genres, check out the Wikipedia article: Music history of the United States in the 1950s.

Notice the various genres linked in Contents. Within each genre, you will find some artist names and song titles linked to explore.

The Big Apple

While doing some general Google searching will help you find information about the Big Apple landmarks, a good starting point is their official websites.

Depression

The West Hills library print books on depression are located under the Dewey Decimal number: 616.8527.

To search for specific titles in the library, use the online catalog.

As always, to check out books, simply bring them to Ms. Sannwald at the library counter.