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Subject Guides

Creative Writing

  • Encyclopedia of Life Writing
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  • Facts in a Flash
    Call Number: PN 146.M47 1999
  • Handbook of Fictitious Names
    Call Number: PE 1693 T61 1969
  • Historical Dictionary of American Slang
    Call Number: PE 2846 H57 1994
  • How We Talk: American Regional English Today
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  • Literary Market Place
    Call Number: PN 161 L776
  • MLA Handbook
    Call Number: PE 1478 M57 1999
  • Oxford Dictionary of Allusions
    Call Number: PE 1580.D45 2001
  • Oxford English Dictionary
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  • Usage and Abusage
    Call Number: PE 1460 P17 1995
  • Writers Handbook
    Call Number: PN 137 W73 1997
  • Writers Market
    Call Number: PN 161 W83

Artemis Literary Sources (formerly Literature Resources for Gale)
Access: InfoTrac, password restricted
Coverage: 1984-present
Content: Artemis Literary Sources brings together Gale's premier literary databases including Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, and the MLA International Bibliography in a new digital environment that allows researchers, faculty and students to search across these resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways.

Books & Authors
Access: Restricted
Coverage: Varies
Content: Wondering what book to read next? Books & Authors can help you discover today's popular fiction and non-fiction titles as well as the classics of yesterday. See book reviews from top sources and make custom readings lists so that you always know what to read next.

Essay and General Literature
Access: EBSCOhost, network restricted
Coverage: 1985-present
Content: Access to nearly 65,000 essays contained in some 5,300 anthologies and collections. Some 300 single and multi-author collections are indexed annually, plus more than 20 selected annuals and serials. Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences, including literary works, art history, drama, and film.

Access: Network restricted
Coverage: Varies by title
Content: Full-text Literature journals include: Black American Literature Forum, American Literature, Callaloo, ELH, MLN, Shakespeare Quarterly, Speculum, Transition, Yale French Studies, and many more.

Literature Criticism Online
Access: network restricted
Coverage: Contemporary Literary Criticism (access up to volume 238) 19th Century Literary Criticism (access up to volume 184) 20th Century Literary Criticism (access up to volume 190)
Content: Full-text of the print volumes, offering scholarly analysis and overviews of classic and modern literature.

Literature Resource Center
Access: Restricted
Coverage: Varies
Content: Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Access: Restricted
Coverage: Varies
Content: LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

Magill On Literature
Access: Network restricted
Coverage: varies
Content: Full-text of critical analyses with plot summaries. Sources include Masterplots, Masterplots II, Cyclopedia of World Authors, Cyclopedia of Literary Characters, Magill's Literary Annual 1990-2002, Magill's Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, and Magill Book Reviews, Critical Surveys, Magill's Choice: Notable Poets, Magill's Choice: Shakespeare, Magill's Choice: 100 Masters of Mystery and Detective Fiction, World Philosophers and Their Works.

Project Muse
Access: Network restricted
Coverage: varies (most titles cover the previous 2-5 years)
Content: Full-text Literature journals include: American Imago, American Literary History, The Chaucer Review, Configurations, Diacritics, Early American Literature, MFS Modern Fiction Studies, New Literary History, The Yale Journal of Criticism, and many more.

Scribner Writers Online (Gale)
Access: Restricted
Coverage: Varies
Content: Scribner Writers Series provides original, scholar signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world from all time periods. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author and their works in personal and historical context.

Twayne's Authors Online
Access: Restricted
Coverage: Varies
Content: Twayne's is devoted to in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world within the context of the time period in which they lived. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements.

  • Guide to Grammar and Style(an alphabetical list of topics from "A or An" to "-Wise")
  • Online Writing Lab-Purdue(In addition to information about using the lab, there is also a great deal of web based information, including handouts, writing concerns, English as a second language, documentation, workshops, and more)
  • Writers Write(information about books, writing and publishing- features, jobs, message boards, specialty writing, resources, marketplace, research, and more)
  • Writing Center Handouts High-quality materials on the art and craft of effective college-level writing are always in demand, and this website from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a veritable cornucopia of such documents. The materials were created by the school's Writing Center, and they are divided into four areas.

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