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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

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
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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 Resources for Gale
Access: InfoTrac, password restricted
Coverage: 1984-present
Content: This database allows you to search across several major Literature databases (including Literature Resource Center and MLA International Bibliography) to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.

Magill On Literature
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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
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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.

  • 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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