Tools of the Trade

A Reading List
Are you a current English Literature or Creative Writing major or minor? Are you thinking about becoming one? Here is a quick list of resources that are part of the toolbox of anyone pursuing this field of study.

Reference

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Feal, Rosemary G., and Kathleen Fitzpatrick, editors. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 8th ed., The Modern Language Association of America, 2016.
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Abrams, M. H., and Geoffrey Galt Harpham, editors. A Glossary of Literary Terms. 9th ed., Wadsworth Publishing, 2009.
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Zimmerman, John Edward. The Dictionary of Classical Mythology. Bantam, 1983.

Dictionaries

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Databases

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Style & Usage

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Fogarty, Mignon. Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2008.
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Strunk, Jr., William, and E. B. White. The Elements of Style. 4th ed, Longman, 1999.
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Williams, Joseph M., and Joseph Bizup. Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace. 12th ed., Pearson, 2016.