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One Book One College 2012 - 2013: Welcome

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One Book One College at Chaffey College

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Welcome to the One Book One College LibGuide

The Glass Castle cover


The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Simon & Schuster. 8 May 2012.

This guide will assist you in finding research resources for One Book One College.  This is a great place to start looking for a topic, finding books, articles, and more. 


Find a copy of The Glass Castle by using the Chaffey College Library online Catalog.  In addition to copies that are available to be checked out, at least one copy will be kept on reserve at the Rancho, Chino and Fontana libraries for use in the library.

Use the database Literary Reference Center Plus to find book reviews, literary criticism and plot summaries.

Select the database Academic Search Complete to locate book reviews in magazines and other periodicals.

Use Lexis Nexis to find book reviews in newspapers.

Think of search terms for topics related to the book, for example, "alcoholism" and "unemployment" regarding the author's parents.  "Resiliency" and "motivation" regarding Jeannette.

Use these search terms in various databases such as Gale Virtual Reference for a general overview in specialized encyclopedias; Academic Search Complete for magazine and journal articles; JSTOR for articles in journals and other publications; CQ Researcher and Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center for articles on current, controversial issues.

For citation tips, consult the Writing Center website for research paper handouts on MLA, APA and Chicago styles.

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