DRACULA (1931). Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.
quest.eb.com/search/144_1473500/1/144_1473500/cite. Accessed 6 Apr 2018.
It's useful to keep a list of search words as you utilize various databases, indexes, and search engines. Here are some to consider:
nature and nurture
violence in adolescence
violence in children
violence - psychological aspects
You can get help with your research by chatting online with a librarian (available 24/7), by emailing it to us (available 24/7), or by calling the SCC Library Reference Desk at (509) 533-8821 during our normal business hours.
How to cite sources, plus other writing assistance information.
When you use the search box on the SCC Library webpage you will retrieve materials that are available at both Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College. After you do a search you can also use the dropdown menu to change "CCS Libraries" to "Partner Libraries." This will show books at Gonzaga University's Foley Library. The Community Colleges of Spokane and Gonzaga University have reciprocal borrowing privileges.
If you find a reference to a book or journal article that does not seem to be available at SCC or at any of our partner libraries we can still get it for you. You can request an interlibrary loan and we'll find the item for you wherever it's available. Keep in mind that it could take ten days to two weeks for the item to arrive if it's in a library outside the Spokane area.
Library databases contain information that is generally not available elsewhere on the Web. They often include scholarly sources that are appropriate for college-level research. You will find a complete listing of all library databases on the SCC Library homepage. Below are selected databases recommended for researching topics related to Dracula and We Need to Talk About Kevin.
General background information: These contain collections of reference books, including scholarly encyclopedias.
A sampling of articles from these databases:
Bateson, Patrick. "Nature–Nurture." Encyclopedia of Human Development, edited by Neil J. Salkind, vol. 2, Sage Reference, 2006, pp. 893-899. Gale eBooks.
Boisvert, Danielle, and Jamie Vaske. "Genetic Theories of Criminal Behavior." The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Jay S. Albanese, Wiley, 1st edition, 2014. Credo Reference.
Browning, John Edgar. "Vampire and Vampirism." Encyclopedia of American Studies, edited by Simon Bronner, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1st edition, 2016. Credo Reference.
Frick-Horbury, Donna. "Mother-child relationship." Psychology & Behavioral Health, edited by Paul Moglia, Salem, 2015. Salem Online.
"I. Nature and Nurture in Aggressive Behavior." Encyclopedia of the Human Brain, V. S. Ramachandran, Elsevier Science & Technology, 1st edition, 2002. Credo Reference.
McCrisken, Trevor B. "Exceptionalism." Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, edited by Richard Dean Burns, et al., 2nd ed., vol. 2, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002, pp. 63-80. Gale eBooks. [The father character in We Need to Talk about Kevin is very clear that the U.S. is the best. This concept in political science is called “American exceptionalism.”]
Articles from periodicals (popular magazines, scholarly journals and newspapers): Although the first two databases are similar and have some overlapping coverage, each one also has unique content. You may want to try searching both.
A sampling of articles from these databases:
Feder-Feitel, Lisa and Bruce D. Perry. "Raising a Nonviolent Child." Scholastic Parent & Child, vol. 9, no. 1, Sept. 2001, pp. 44-51. Academic Search Complete.
Moses, Tally. "Exploring Parents' Self-Blame in Relation to Adolescents' Mental Disorders." Family Relations, vol. 59, no. 2, 2010, pp. 103, ProQuest.
Seed, David. “The Narrative Method of Dracula.” Nineteenth-Century Fiction, vol. 40, no. 1, 1985, pp. 61–75. JSTOR.
Waller, Rebecca, et al. "Toward an Understanding of the Role of the Environment in the Development of Early Callous Behavior." Journal of Personality, vol. 85, no. 1, Feb. 2017, pp. 90-103. Academic Search Complete.
Dracula as literature:
Dracula and Its Times
Interested in learning about what was going on historically and culturally both during the time that the Dracula novel takes place and during the time it was written? Use this print reference book in the SCC Library (R 820.9 MOSS 1837-) or the identical Gale eBooks version:
You can find books in the SCC and SFCC Libraries by using the Search box on the library webpage. SFCC books can be requested online and sent to the SCC Library for pick up.
Here is a sampling of some books available on Dracula and vampires in the SCC Library:
Here is a sampling of some books available on topics related to child psychology in the SCC Library:
This library database is a collection of around 150,000 ebooks that can be viewed online or downloaded to a mobile device. You will find numerous ebooks on vampires, Dracula, parenting, attachment, child psychology, nature and nurture, and many other related topics. Here are some examples:
Brodman, Barbara. The Universal Vampire: Origins and Evolution of a Legend. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013.
Dailey, Tahlia M. and Pacey H. Krause. Handbook of Parenting: Styles, Stresses and Strategies. Nova Science Publishers, Inc, 2009.
Day, William Patrick.Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture: What Becomes a Legend Most. The University Press of Kentucky, 2002.
Hughes, William. Bram Stoker's Dracula: A Reader's Guide Continuum, 2009.
Kagan, Jerome. The Temperamental Thread: How Genes, Culture, Time and Luck Make Us Who We Are. Dana Press, 2010.
Pearce, Colby. A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009.
The following books can be found in the Reference section of the SCC Library. They do not check out, but sections can be copied with the library's free copy machine.
Joshi, S. T. Icons of Horror and the Supernatural: an Encyclopedia of Our Worst Nightmares. Greenwood Press, 2007. (R 809.9164 ICONS O 2007) [volume 2 includes a chapter on Dracula]
Moss, Joyce. Literature and Its Times. 2002. (R 809.93358 LITERAT 1997) [article on Dracula gives the historical context] - this source is also available in the Gale eBooks database
Westfahl, Gary. The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy : Themes, Works, and Wonders. Greenwood Press, 2005. (R 809.915 GREENWO 2005)