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Animal Farm (1945): Library Resources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching George Orwell's Animal Farm

Library Databases

Click on the links below to search for criticism and interpretation of literary works, as well as biographical information about authors. To access databases from off-campus, you will need to log in with your MyAACC credentials or enter your library barcode number.

Use this database for general background information and to define unfamiliar words and phrases:     

To further research historical context of literary works, use:

Use these databases to broaden your search:

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Use the library's Finding Articles from Citations page, which is part of the Finding Materials from Citations Guide.

For assistance, contact the reference desk at 410-777-2456 or

Multimedia Resources

Use your AACC photo ID or Truxal Library card to access online library multimedia resources.

Other Books & Audiovisual Materials

Conduct a "Subject Browse" search using the Library Catalog for:

  • Orwell, George, 1903-1950. Animal farm
  • Orwell, George, 1903-1950--Criticism and interpretation

You'll find library materials that provide biographical information about George Orwell, as well criticism and interpretation of his work.

Reference Materials

Search the Library Catalog for the following reference titles that contain material about Animal Farm and George Orwell. These titles may be available in other college or public libraries.

  • Animal Farm (Critical Insights)
  • Critical Companion to George Orwell: A Literary Reference to his Life and Work
  • George Orwell (Critical Insights)
  • Understanding Animal Farm: A student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

Research Assistance

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