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New and updated content has been added to EBSCO

posted Jan 14, 2021, 10:14 AM by Central Library

New and updated content has been added to EBSCO’s school reference databases during the last year,

with more coming later this month. 


See below to see what’s new (as of Jan 2021) in Literary Reference and Points of View Ebsco databases

and to check future updates, check here.


Literary Reference Center Plus

  • New! 250 articles covering plot summaries, literary context, and novel into film

    • Plot summaries provide a short analysis and summary of a work. Covered works include:

      • A Very Large Expanse of the Sea by Tahereh Mafi

      • Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor

      • As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds

      • Finding Miracles by Julia Alvarez

      • Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

      • Rebound by Kwame Alexander

      • Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali

    • Literary Context essays provide historical, cultural, societal, technological, scientific context to a work or a body of works. Covered works include:

      • A Free Life by Ha Jin

      • Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

      • Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

      • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

      • Tracks by Louise Erdrich

    • Novel Into Film/Film Adaptation essays provide an analysis on films that were based on a novel, short fiction or play. Covered works include:

      • Call of the Wild (2020) based on the novel by Jack London

      • Little Women (2019) based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott

      • Native Son based on the novel by Richard Wright

      • 1984 based on the novel by George Orwell

      • The Joy Luck Club based on the novel by Amy Tan

      • 12 Years a Slave based on the novel by Solomon Northup

  • New! More than 50 e-books have been added to the Literary Reference eBook Collection. Selections include classic novels, plays, study guides and reference books.



Points of View Reference Center

  • New! Overview, Point, Counterpoint, and Guide to Critical Analysis articles for the following topics:

    • 2020-2021 National High School Debate Topic: Criminal Justice Reform

    • Big Tech and Antitrust Law

    • Contact Tracing Technology

    • Gender Equity in Professional Sports

    • Grazing on Public Lands

    • Indian Child Welfare Act

    • Red-Flag Laws

    • Repatriation of Cultural Artifacts

    • Universal Basic Income

    • Vote By Mail

    • Voting Technology

Coming in late January:

  • 5G Technology

  • Dakota Access Pipeline

  • Political Advertising on Social Media

  • Post Office Privatization

  • Working Remotely

  • World Health Organization

  • Updated! Overview, Point, Counterpoint, and Guide to Critical Analysis articles for the following topics:

    • Black Lives Matter Movement

    • Body Cameras for Police Officers on Patrol

    • Confederate Statues

    • Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

    • Federal Indian Land Trust System

    • Native American Casinos

    • Police Use of Force

    • Political Rhetoric

    • Racism in America 

    • Rights of Convicted Felons

    • Violent Protest