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John Steinbeck's East of Eden: Encyclopedias

E-Reference Books

The library has a small collection of electronic reference books. 

To use any of the library's E-Reference Books while you are off-campus, you will need to log in.

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E-Reference Materials

Bloom's Literary Reference OnlineFeatures content from Facts On File's extensive print literature reference collection (including essays by Harold Bloom) which examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.

Credo ReferenceNearly 4 million full-text entries in subjects from Art to Technology for your research, paper writing and studying needs. Credo brings the facts alive with images, sound files, animations, videos and much more.  Search under the subject Literature for materials on Shakespeare and related topics.

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryeReference book collection - Search across all GVRL subject encyclopedias. Subjects covered: artsenvironment, general referencehistorylawliteraturemedicinemulticultural studiesnation and worldreligionscience, and social science. Search under the subject Literature for reference materials on Steinbeck. 





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Encyclopedias in Reference Collection

Use reference books for author's biographical information and broad overviews and summaries of literary themes. This is a list of a some of the recommeded titles in literature.

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