Class: English 10-AP
Banned Book Research
Assignment: Choose and read a book from the banned book list . To find the books from the list in the HVHS library, go to the catalog and use "banned books" as a key word search.
Suggested Topics or Suggested Subject Headings and/or Key Words:
|author's name||title of work||banned books||censorship|
Reference Books to Consult:
|R363.31 Banned Books series|
|R363.31 KAR 100 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature|
R 808 NOV Novels for Students
These books have cumulative indexes. Look up your author in the highest volume available.
|R 809.933 LIT Literature and Its Times Look up your author in the highest volume available.|
Online Databases on the library's homepage:
|Magazine, Newspaper, and Reference Online Databases Choose "Discovering Collection," then use author's name as a search term. Articles will tell you if they are biographies, criticisms, topic overviews, etc.|
|eLibrary Use author's name, title, OR "banned books" as a search term.|
|Find It Virginia - Choose Biography Resource Center, then use author's name as search term. Click on the appropriate person if there is more than one.|
|American Libraries Association
ALA is an authority on all issues relating to censorship of books. This site will help you understand the first amendment rights. It also clearly explains what constitutes a banned book and how that is different from a challenged book. You will learn why books are banned and by whom. You can also find all kinds of interesting quotes about censoring books as well as specifics on SOME banned books.
|This site has a number of books and
reasons why they were banned; however, there is no documentation.
|Searching this site using "banned books" as your search term will bring up an article on reasons books are banned or challenged and who usually attempts to get books banned. http://www.rethinkingschools.org/|
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