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ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE GATEWAY

| Creative Writing | Literary Criticism | Technical Writing | Writing & Grammar |

| English Department | LitLINKS |




CREATIVE WRITING

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Books

The Art of Writing Drama
The Crafty Art of Playmaking
Creative Writing: A Guide and Glossary to Fiction Writing
Creative Writing, Lakeland Catalog Subject Search
Keep It Real: Everything You Need to Know about Researching and Writing Creative Nonfiction
The Nonfictionist's Guide: On Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction
The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry
The Portable MFA in Creative Writing: Improve Your Craft with the Core Essentials Taught to MFA Students
The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach
Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting
The Soul of Screenwriting
Understanding Screenwriting
Writing Creative Nonfiction: Instruction and Insights from Teachers of the Associated Writing Programs


Databases

Using the phrase creative writing, perform a Subject Heading or Keyword search in any of the following databases.

Academic Search Complete
Literary Reference Center
MLA International Bibliography

Off-Campus Access: Link to Off-Campus Access
For help accessing databases from off-campus, please see our handout Off-Campus Access.

Websites

Academy of American Poets
   (www.poets.org)
Arts & Letters Daily
   (www.aldaily.com)
LitLine
   (www.litline.org/links)
New Pages
   (http://newpages.com)
Ohio Arts Council
   (www.oac.state.oh.us)
Ohio Center for the Book
   (www.ohiocenterforthebook.org)
Pen American Center
   (www.pen.org/)
Poetry Foundation
   (www.poetryfoundation.org/)
Poetry Society of America
   (www.poetrysociety.org/index.html)
Poets & Writers Online
   (www.pw.org)
Wired for Books
   (http://wiredforbooks.org/)
Writer's Digest
   (http://writersdigest.com/GeneralMenu)




LITERARY CRITICISM

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Books

The Book of Literary Terms: The Genres of Fiction, Drama, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism, and Scholarship
A Companion to Twentieth Century Poetry
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms [electronic resource]
Contemporary Literary Criticism
Criticism, Lakeland Catalog Subject Search
Encyclopedia of Feminist Literary Theory
An Introduction to Literary Criticism
Literary Theory: A Guide for the Perplexed
The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism
The Oxford Companion to English Literature [electronic resource]
The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature [electronic resource]
A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory
Twentieth Century Literary Criticism
Understanding Contemporary Literary Theory

Databases

Academic Search Complete
Electronic Journal Center
Literary Reference Center
Literature Criticism Online
   This database is not an OhioLINK database, but it can be accessed from the Articles, etc.    webpage. On the Articles, etc. webpage scroll until you find the link for Literature Criticism    Online.
MLA International Bibliography

OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS: Link to Off-Campus Access
For help accessing databases from off-campus, please see our handout Off-Campus Access.

OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS to Literature Criticism Online: Link to Literature Criticism Online from Off-Campus

Websites

Gale Literary Index
   (www.galenet.com/servlet/LitIndex)
The Internet Public Library: Literary Criticism
   (www.ipl.org/div/litcrit)
Introduction to Modern Literary Theory
   (www.kristisiegel.com/theory.htm)
LiteraryHistory.com: Indexing the Internet
   (www.literaryhistory.com)
Literary Resources on the Net
   (http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit)
Modern American Poetry
   (www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/index.htm)
Reviews of Books
   (www.reviewsofbooks.com)



TECHNICAL WRITING

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Books

The Practical Technical Writer: Planning and Producing Documents
The Technical Writer's Companion
Technical Writing, Lakeland Catalog Subject Search
Technical Writing: Process and Product

Databases
Below you will find a list of general databases that index materials on technical writing. Subject specific databases such as Compendex 1969- and Inspec 1969- may also be useful for issues related to technical writing in engineering and other technical disciplines.

Academic Search Complete
Article First
MLA International Bibliography
Science Citation Index Expanded

OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS: Link to Off-Campus Access
For help accessing databases from off-campus, please see our handout Off-Campus Access.

Websites

Grammar, Punctuation, and Capitalization: A Handbook for Technical Writers and Editors
   (www.sti.nasa.gov/publish/sp7084.pdf)
IEEE PCS, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Professional Communication Society
   (http://ewh.ieee.org/soc/pcs)
The Owl at Purdue: Professional & Technical Writing
   (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/4/16/)
STC, Society for Technical Communication
   (www.stc.org)
Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students
   (www.writing.engr.psu.edu)



WRITING & GRAMMAR

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Books

English Language--Composition & Exercises, Lakeland Catalog Subject Search
English Language--Grammar, Lakeland Catalog Subject Search
English Language--Usage, Lakeland Catalog Subject Search
Grammar Grabbers!: Ready-to-Use Games & Activities for Improving Basic Writing Skills
The New Oxford American Dictionary [electronic resource]
The Norton Field Guide to Writing
The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need: A One-Stop Source for Every Writing Assignment
The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style [electronic resource]
The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English [electronic resource]
Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage [electronic resource]
Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace
Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English

Databases

Oxford Reference, English Dictionaries and Thesauruses
Oxford Reference, English Language

OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS: Link to Off-Campus Access
For help accessing databases from off-campus, please see our handout Off-Campus Access.

Websites

Diana Hacker's Research and Documentation Online
   (www.dianahacker.com/resdoc)
ESL Resources for Students (The Owl)
   (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/esl/eslstudent.html)
Guide to Grammar and Writing, Capital CommunityCollege
   (http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar)
KU Writing Center: Writing Guides
   (www.writing.ku.edu/students/guides.shtml#a)
LEO, Literary Education Online, St. Cloud State
   (http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/catalogue.html)

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