ENG 1002: Experiments in Literature
Writing and Style Manuals
Baldick, C. (1990). The concise Oxford dictionary of literary terms. New York: Oxford University Press.
This dictionary provides explanations of one thousand potentially troublesome terms encountered in the study of literature.
Reference PN41.C67 2008
Fiske, R.H. (1996). Dictionary of concise writing. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer’s Digest Books.
Part One demonstrates how to identify and correct wordiness. Part Two contains several thousand wordy phrases followed by concise alternative expressions.
Reference PE1460.F47 1996
Gibaldi, J. (1998). MLA style manual and guide to scholarly publishing. New York: Modern Language Association.
This is the standard guide for writers of research papers and scholarly manuscripts.
Reference PN147.G444 2008
Harris, R.A. (2003). Writing with clarity and style. Los Angeles: Pyrczak Publishing.
This book provides a set of practical tools for making your writing clear, interesting, and effective.
Reference PE1421.H37 2003
Johnson, A.P. (2003). A short guide to academic writing. New York: University Press of America.
Tips on how to organize your thoughts and put the right words together to communicate your ideas are included in this volume.
Reference PE 1408.J68 2003
Silverman, J., Hughes, E., & Wienbroer, D.R. (1996). Rules of thumb: A guide for writers. New York: McGraw-Hill.
This is a guide to grammar and usage.
Reference PE1408.S4878 2009
Strunk, W., & White, E.B. (1979). The elements of style. New York: MacMillan.
A straightforward guide to effective writing.
Reference PE1408.S772 1979
Venolia, J. (1995). Write right! Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press.
This is a concise guide of punctuation, grammar, and style.
Reference PE1112.V46 1995
Find Literature Articles
Databases with Articles contain material published in magazines, journals, and newspapers.
Reference Sources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories and more.
= database and full text info.
Citing Your Resources
Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.
Basic citation guide.
Basic citation guide.
- Tips on avoiding plagiarism
Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.