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English Resource Guide   Tags: literature, poetry  

This is a guide to finding the best resources for research in English Literature.
Last Updated: Jan 14, 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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Memoir revolution : a social and literary shift that uses your story to heal, connect, and inspire - Jerry Waxler
ISBN: 0977189538
Waxler shows how memoirs link us to the ancient, pervasive system of thought called The Story. By translating our lives into this form, we reveal the meaning & purpose that eludes us when we view ourselves through the lens of memory. And when we share these stories, we create mutual understanding, as well.

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Joyful strains : making Australia home - MacCarter & Lemer (eds)
ISBN: 098730853X
Collects 27 memoirs from writers describing their expatriation to Australia. Some have become household names, others quietly enrich their adopted home. All have had unique and fascinating experiences

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Writing the Revolution - Lindsay A. H. Parker
ISBN: 9780199931026
Writing the Revolution is a microhistory of a middle-class Parisian woman, Rosalie Jullien, whose nearly 1,000 familiar letters have never before been studied... The heart of the research focuses on Rosalie's life and experiences in Revolutionary Paris and her decision, in the aftermath of the Terror, to emphasize private, domestic life over politics.

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Get Writing - Mark Connelly
ISBN: 9781111827212
Helps developmental students learn to think and plan before they write, and evaluate their own and others' writing, with a focus on critical thinking through features called 'Critical Thinking: What Are You Trying to Say?' and 'Revision: What Have You Written?'... helps those who are struggling with writing requirements, including high school graduates, returning students or those for whom English is a second language.

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To Show and to Tell - Phillip Lopate
ISBN: 9781451696325
A phenomenal master class shaped by Lopate's informative, accessible tone and immense gift for storytelling, "To Show and To Tell "reads like a long walk with a favorite professor--refreshing, insightful, and encouraging in often unexpected ways.


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