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The Crucible and High School Dropouts

The Crucible
We had many students asking for help with an assignment to perform a script analysis of The Crucible​, which required the student to research the background and historical/cultural context for the play, as well as research about the playwright.  Other topics coming to the desks this past week:

  • History of Ghana
  • Virginia Woolf and Eco-feminism
  • Eye fatigue
  • World War I training manuals
  • Alcoholism in Russia

And, an in-depth look at a conversation we’ve had via IM, in person, through email, or over the phone:

Question: How do I find articles by Rumberger about high school dropouts?

Answer: Most databases allow you to search for articles by a specific author.  Since this topic concerns the field of education, it makes the most sense to search in our Education databases: ERIC and Education Research Complete.  Enter “Rumberger” in one of the fields, and select "Author" in the drop-down list.

You can narrow your search further by adding the term “dropout” in the second box.  Then, filter just to articles using the facets on the left.

This Week in Reference: November 2-8, 2014​
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