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English   Tags: composition, criticism, english, literature, rhetoric  

Library resources for English majors including both the literature and rhetoric/writing concentrations.
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CREDO Reference is a collection of over 600 online reference books covering a broad of range of subjects including Language and Literature.

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Selected Literature Reference Print Books

In addition to the many circulating books shelved in the stacks on the  third floor, the reference books listed below are shelved in the reference section of the JU Library toward the back of the second floor. These books are filled with biographical articles about authors and criticisms about their works. Note the call number for the Dictionary of Literary Biography books, and when you find them you will see how they are arranged.

The sets of criticism books you will choose use will depend on the time period during which your author lived and wrote.  More specifically, you may need to use the Literary Index and do an Author, Title, or Custom search to find the appropriate volume of any of the books listed below.  If needed, please ask for assistance at the library's reference desk.

Dictionary of Literary Biography  (Call number Ref PS21 .D53)


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Effective January, 2017, GVRL has added 21 STEM titles 

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Research and Style Guides

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers: The MLA Handbook gives step-by-step advice on every aspect of writing research papers, from selecting a topic to citation to formatting the paper.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological AssociationAPA (American Psychological Association) Style is a set of guidelines for formatting academic manuscripts and citing work by other writers. 

Johnson University Documentation Guide provides directions for reporting research materials in undergraduate papers at Johnson University. The guide is available for in-library use only and is located at the library's circulation desk.


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