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This is a guide to finding the best resources for research in English Literature.
Last Updated: May 26, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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To find Books, DVDs etc... held in the library, select Library Catalogue limit left of your results.

What are Secondary Sources?  Journal articles, book chapters etc... written about a work, usually offering a critical view of that work.

What are Primary Sources?  Original works & uninterpreted information about an event or time.

Beware Wikipedia!
It can't be cited in academic essays (avoid sites where authors aren't accountable for contributions). 

Evaluate! Evaluate! Evaluate!
Be critical about everything you read

Avoid Plagiarism
Don't use an author's work or ideas without referencing them (yes, even if it's not directly quoted & you've changed the wording)


English & Writing Books

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The Writing Life - David Malouf
ISBN: 9780857984081
Publication Date: 2014
Who else, but a writer, is really able to interrogate the work of other writers? From Christina Stead, Les Murray & Patrick White to Proust, Shakespeare & Charlotte Bronte, David Malouf reads & examines the work of writers who have challenged, inspired & entertained us for generations. He also explores his own work & the life of the writer, where the ever-present danger is spending too much time talking about writing & not enough doing it.

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The Colonial Journals - Ken Gelder; Rachael Weaver
ISBN: 9781742584973
Publication Date: 2014
Colonial Australia produced a vast number of journals & magazines that helped to create an exuberant literary landscape.... filled with lively contributions by many of the key writers & provocateurs of the day (& of the future).

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The Bilingual Cockatoo - John Gatt-Rutter
ISBN: 9781925000269
Publication Date: 2014
This book is a study of biographies and autobiographies of Italian Australians. It looks at full-length life-writing texts, including accounts of the Italian Australian experience of war-time internment, success stories, narratives of trauma and grievance and life narratives as a form of ethnography.

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Outsider Biographies: Savage, de Sade, Wainewright, Ned Kelly, Billy the Kid, Rimbaud and Genet : base crime and high art in biography and bio-fiction, 1744-2000 - Ian H. Magedera
ISBN: 9789042038752
Publication Date: 2014
Concerning itself with biography and bio-fiction written in English and in French and also taking in American and Australian subjects, Outsider Biographies focuses on writers who have a criminal record and on notorious criminals who authors of bio-fiction consider as writers.

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The Future of Writing - John Potts (Editor)
ISBN: 9781137440396
Publication Date: 2014
Draws together perspectives on the future of writing in publishing, journalism & online sites. Discussion ranges across the challenges & opportunities for writing & publishing in the context of new content platforms, formats and distribution networks, including e-books, online news & publishing, and social media. Contributors include publishers, editors, journalists, writers, bloggers, start-up entrepreneurs, media studies scholars & media commentators.

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Spelling for Life - Lyn Stone
ISBN: 9780415856928
Publication Date: 2014
Offers lucid, accessible tools which help to reveal that, when explicitly and systematically taught, spelling is scientific, law-abiding and even elegant. It explains that spelling is the manipulation of symbols according to agreed-upon patterns that produce predictable results. Spelling errors also fall into sets of predictable patterns. Success in spelling is not a product of intelligence....


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