Resources for English

A collection of resources for English majors and researchers.

Reference Materials at Dupré Library

Dictionary of American Regional English

by Frederic G. Cassidy (Editor-In-Chief)
Call Number: PE2843 .D52 1985 (Reference)
ISBN: 0674205111
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.

American Writers

by A. Walton Litz; Molly Weigel
Call Number: PS129 .A55
ISBN: 9780684197852
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.

Writers for Young Adults

by Adele Sarkissian
Call Number: Z1037.A1 W74 (Reference)
ISBN: 081031083X
Publication Date: 1979-07-01

A Writer's Reference

by Diana Hacker
Call Number: PE1408 .H2778 2011
ISBN: 0312412622
Publication Date: 2003-05-12

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.

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

by Joseph Gibaldi; Modern Language Association of America Staff
ISBN: 9781603290241
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.

American Prose Writers of World War I

by Steven Trout
Call Number: PS374 .W65 A846 2005 (Reference)
ISBN: 0787681342
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.

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