English 70 - Resources for The Kite Runner
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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Students will find print and electronic resources on the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini listed in this guide. Your search for information can include books, periodical articles, online databases, and credible Internet resources. The following sources are selected and recommended resources for student research.
Reference Librarians are available to help you with your research projects. Students can come to the reference desk with their questions or use e-mail, phone, or text.
Reference Sources - Print
Reference Books are a good place to begin your research. You can take notes or pages can be photocopied at ten cents a page. Examples of reference books related to this debate topic are listed below.
These resources are available in the Luria Library Reference section.
Country & People of Afghanistan
- Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life R 305.8 G162w v.3
- Ethnic Groups Worldwide R 305.8 L665eg
- Statesman's Year-Book R 310 S797
- Europa World Yearbook R 341.184 E89ew
- CultureGrams R 909 C968w v. 4
- Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan R 958.1 A197h 2003
Khaled Hosseini & The Kite Runner
- Contemporary Literary Criticism. R 809.04 C761 v.254
- Magill's Literary Annual. R 808.8 M194l 2004
Reference Sources - Electronic
These resources are available online and may require your Pipeline account information. Reference Librarians are available to assist you with your searches.
Search the library Catalog for books relevant to your topic such as the examples shown below:
Search the catalog for books by Khaled Hosseini
Search the catalog for books about Khaled Hosseini Khaled Hosseini
Search the catalog for a book about the Hazaras
Search the catalog for books about the Taliban
Journals and magazines usually provide the most current information on a topic. Journal articles are more scholarly or professional while magazine articles tend to be shorter and more general. Newspaper articles, while not usually scholarly or professional can give you the most current news and some additional facts on your topic.
To find articles on your topic, use one of the databases listed below. These databases usually provide full-text articles on almost every topic. Conduct your search in these databases by using subject headings and keywords similar to the ones you used to locate books.
Interlibrary Loan Service
Interlibrary loan is a free service for students. Interlibrary loan makes it possible for students to request copies of articles or borrow books from another library. Students are advised to request loans early in the research process as loans can take three to ten days.
The Internet can be valuable source for supplementing the information you have gathered from books and periodicals. It is important that you evaluate the information you get from the Internet to determine if it is reliable and useful to your research.
Afghanistan: the Country & People
- Afghanistan: Artistry in the Air - Kite Flying is Taken to New Height
- Afghanistan Culture
- Background Notes
- CIA World Factbook
- Library of Congress Country Studies
- Khaled Hosseni Official Web Site
- powells.com Interviews - Khaled Hossini
- Hosseini - Brief Biography
- Author Goes Home
- Khaled Hosseini
- From Kabul to California the Incredible Journey of Khaled Hosseini
- Afghan's Dirty Little Secret
- National Public Radio: An Afghan Story: Khaled Hosseini and 'Kite Runner'
- National Public Radio: Interview with Khaled Hosseini; Spinning Tales of a Faraway Home
- National Public Radio: The Kite Runner
- Academy of Achievement: Khaled Hosseini
- Khaled Hosseini: The Kite Runner
- Wrenching Tale by an Afghan Immigrant Strikes a Chord
- Afghanistan's Dirty Little Secret
- Grade Saver Kite Runner Study Guide
- Wikipedia: the Kite Runner
- Wikipedia: Khaled Hosseini
Wikipedia Warning: Use for Background Only. Wikipedia should never be included as a resource on a Works Cited page. See the Student-Wikipedia-Use Policy listed at the end of the this Internet Section.
Two useful sites for evaluating information found on the Internet are listed below:
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