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by Frederic G. Cassidy (Editor-In-Chief)
Call Number: PE2843 .D52 1985 (Reference)
Publication Date: 1985-01-01
This series captures the language spoken on America's main streets and country roads, words and phrases passed along within homes and communities, from east to west, north to south, childhood to old age. Built upon an unprecedented survey of spoken English across America and bolstered by extensive historical research, DARE preserves the language with all its idioms and peculiarities.
by A. Walton Litz; Molly Weigel
Call Number: PS129 .A55
Publication Date: 1996-09-23
This collection of critical and biographical articles covers hundreds of notable authors from the 17th century to the present day. Signed essays, 12-15 pages in length by noted scholars, provide thought-provoking insights into the lives, careers and works of American writers. Each Supplement covers approximately 20 additional authors.
Carefully designed with a one-page table of contents, and tabbed divided sections on such topics as composing and revising, punctuation, grammatical sentences, mechanics, effective sentences, documentation, word choice, and a review of basic grammar.
by Joseph Gibaldi; Modern Language Association of America Staff
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
Widely adopted by universities, colleges, and secondary schools, the MLA Handbook gives step-by-step advice on every aspect of writing research papers,from selecting a topic to submitting the completed paper. For over half a century, the MLA Handbook is the guide millions of writers have relied on. The seventh edition is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to research and writing in the online environment.
by Steven Trout
Call Number: PS374 .W65 A846 2005 (Reference)
Publication Date: 2005-07-12
This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history.
Full-text, online reference sources including dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographies, quotations, and bilingual dictionaries. Content pages also include news, images, and videos.
- Coverage: varies, updates vary
- Receive through LOUIS membership
Full-text access to respected reference works, books, and literary journals covering a broad spectrum of information on authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Includes access to plot summaries, literary criticisms, poems, short stories, classic texts, study guides, videos and much more.
- Coverage: dates vary
- Received through LOUIS membership
Full-text reference sources from Oxford University Press for most academic disciplines. Subscription includes access to English and bilingual dictionaries, thesauruses, quotations, maps and much more.
- Coverage: updated monthly
- Purchased by Dupré Library in conjunction with LOUIS
This database combines award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group sources. Biography in Context also includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.
Twayne World, US, and English Authors each contains the full text of 200 frequently used Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, US, or English authors, for a total of 600 individual full-text titles.