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Literature in English: 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

OED Word of the Day

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Print Reference Works

Print reference books related to the study of English are on the ground floor of King, in the IMC.

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

The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B.White.  PE1408 .S772 2009

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric by Thomas Sloane PN172 .E52 2001

Glossary of Literary Terms by M.H.Abrams. PN41.A184 2009

Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary edited by Christian Kay.  Two volumes.  PE1591 .H55 2009

Literary Research Guide by James L. Harner.  PR83.H346 2008

The Penguin Dictionary of Critical Theory by David Macey.  PN98.S6 M33 2001

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