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I am trying to find peer reviewed articles about a movie, "The Bad Seed" made in 1956 from a play that was written by William Edward March Campbell.
I must analyize it along with the nature vs nuture debate for my Abnormal psyc class.
I am trying to annotate the movie and relate it to the nature vs nurture debate.
Cannot find any artilces refering to the movie, play or the writer about the play.
Any suggestions, info or directions I am over looking?
Here are a whole passel of reviews.
Here is an article on the book and about the author.
These are search results in Google advanced, Google Scholar, and Google Books. If you find nothing in these results, be sure to go to your local or college library and ask a reference librarian to help you find specific sources/references by means of one of the databases the library undoubtedly subscribes to -- in particular, see if the library subscribes to EBSCOhost or one of the others that includes information about literature and psychology.
Here is one California college that subscribes to several of these databases:
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If you have a library card and a list of the current passwords, you can access the databases from home, but you have to start IN THE LIBRARY!
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