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Composition and Rhetoric: Reference

Reference Works

Reference works are a good source to go to find out background information on a topic or to look up a quick fact.  This page will combine both online and print reference works.   Most of the print reference works will be located on the ground floor of King, in the IMC.

Online Reference Works

MLA Style

MLA Style Quick Guide (from NMU)

MLA Handbook Call Number LB2369.G53 2009

Print Reference Works

Print reference books related to the study of composition and rhetoric are on the first floor of King.

Here are a couple of basic titles that you might find helpful:

The Craft of Research by Wayne Booth.  Q180.55.M4 B66 2008

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric by Thomas Sloane.  PN172 .E52 2001

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition: Communication from Ancient Times to the Information Age by Theresa Enos. 

PN172 .E53 1996

The Penguin Dictionary of Critical Theory by David Macey.  PN98.S6 M33 2000