The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies, San Jose State University
A website with wide-ranging biographical, photographic, and critical information on Steinbeck.
The National Steinbeck Center
Maintained in Steinbeck’s hometown of Salinas, California the Center’s website offers a rich array of resources, ranging from biographical information and an archival index to web links and ideas for school field trips.
Benson, Jackson J. John Steinbeck, Writer: A Biography. New York: The Viking Press, 1984.
Bloom, Harold, ed. Modern Critical Interpretations of "The Grapes of Wrath." New York: Chelsea House, 1988.
Burkhead, Cynthia. Student Companion to John Steinbeck Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.
Ditsky, John, ed. Critical Essays on Steinbeck’s "The Grapes of Wrath. " Boston: G.K. Hall, 1989.
French, Warren, ed. A Companion to "The Grapes of Wrath." New York: The Viking Press, 1963.
Johnson, Claudia Durst, ed. Understanding "The Grapes of Wrath": A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999.
Lange, Dorothea, and Paul S. Taylor. An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion. New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1939.
Parini, Jay. John Steinbeck: A Biography. New York: Henry Holt, 1995.
Shillinglaw, Susan, ed. John Steinbeck: Centennial Reflections by American Writers. San Jose: Center for Steinbeck Studies, 2002.
Steinbeck, Elaine and Robert Wallsten, eds. Steinbeck: A Life in Letters. New York: The Viking Press, 1975.
Worster, Donald. Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979.