Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Your search for information on John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men can include books, periodical articles, online databases, and credible Internet resources. Students will find both print and electronic resources on the novel Of Mice and Men listed in this guide. These resources are selected for student research.

Reference Librarians are available to assist you. Come to the reference desk for help with your research or you can make an appointment for a thirty minute consultation.

Reference Sources - Print

These resources are available in the Luria Library Reference section.

  • Novels for Students. R 809.3 G151n vol. 1
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism. R 809.04 C761 vol.75

Reference Sources - Electronic

Finding Books

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Finding Articles

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 a useful source for supplementing the information you have gathered from books and periodicals. Since the quality of information found on the Internet varies tremendously it is important that you evaluate the information you find to determine if it is reliable and credible for academic research.

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