English 4363 Advanced Composition

How do I Browse Professional Journals for Ideas?

Use the attached list of journal names to locate professional journals in the library.

How do I Locate a "Call for Papers?"

These can be found in both journals and Internet sites. The English journals are located in the "P" section of the second floor of the library. The current issues are located in boxes on the shelf. Back issues may be bound on the shelf or located by call number in the yellow microfilm cabinets on the second floor. Journals to try first include the following: American Literature (Per. PS 1.A6), College Composition and Communication (Per. PE 1001.C6), College English (Per. PE 1.C6), and Modern Fiction Studies (Per. PS 379.M55). Remember to look in the back of several issues to find the "Call for Papers" section.

Try  The English Server  .

How do I Research my Topic in Journals?

Useful indexes include the following:

Expanded Academic ASAP
Humanities Index
M.L.A. Bibliography

Remember that each database uses its own controlled subject headings. If you need help locating your topic, ask a Reference Librarian.

If doing a literary topic, use literary explicators such as the ones listed below. They provide access to both journal and book articles on specific literary works.

Guide to American Drama Explication Ref. PS 332.O84 1995
Guide to American Poetry Colonial Ref. PS 201.R66 1989, Modern PS 221.L46 1989
Guide to British Poetry Ref. PR 311.M34 1991
Twentieth Century Short Story Explication Ref. PN 3373.W33

For a more in-depth listing of reference sources see my Literary Criticism  web page.

How do I Locate Information in Books?

Use the Online Catalog, WorldCat, and MLA Bibliography .

Are there any Books to help me Write the Paper?

Try the M.L.A. Style Manual (Ready Ref. PN 147.G444 1998). The MLA web site also has some information on citing Internet sources.

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