Persepolis and The Kite Runner Research Project

The Kite Festival, on the Persian New Year or 'Nowruz', at Chaman-e-Uzuri, Kabul, Afghanistan. March 23, 2006.. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 9 Jan 2015.

The Kite Festival, on the Persian New Year or ‘Nowruz’, at Chaman-e-Uzuri, Kabul, Afghanistan. March 23, 2006.. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 9 Jan 2015.

You will be reading the graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Sartrapi and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, and engaging in a research project to help you understand the complexities of the novels.  The books and online databases listed below are excellent resources for doing academic research on your assigned topic.  Use the “AHS Library Research Log” to keep track of the resources you use for your works cited list.

Print Resources

A cart with books about Iran and Afghanistan and topics related to Persepolis and The Kite Runner is available in the library for your research.  Additional books can be found using the AHS Online Catalog.

eBooks

GVRLSearch the Gale Virtual Reference Library for eBook articles about Afghanistan, the Taliban, Iran, Islam, and other topics related to Persepolis and The Kite Runner.

Databases 

A list of passwords for remote use of databases is available in the library.

abcclioABC- CLIO Databases include information about modern and ancient history of the world.  Search for articles about the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Iranian Revolution, and Islam.  Check out the “Tools for Students” section for helpful tips and tutorials.

StudentResourcesInContextGale Student Resources in Context provides valuable information about Iran and Afghanistan from reference books, primary sources, magazines, and journals.  Gale is also a great resource for maps and multimedia files.

B_schoolBritannica School online encyclopedia contains information about Iran, Afghanistan and Islam.  Check out this collection of resources about Persepolis and this article about author Marjane Satrapi.

other_IconsWith Britannica Image Quest you can access approximately three million copyright-cleared photos and illustrations from over 50 of the best collections in the world.  Each image includes a citation.

culturegramsCultureGrams provides concise historical, social, cultural and statistical information about Iran and Afghanistan. Features include video clips and slideshows, a  photo gallery, interviews with adults and children, and more.

Web Sites

 

Search Engines

Citation Help (MLA)

EasyBib

BibMe

Owl at Purdue

 

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