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Reference Resources

Listed below are peer-reviewed reference books that are available for your use.  Some of these are located on the shelves near the reference desk, others are available online.


Online Reference Sources


Credo Reference

An online collection of scholarly reference books covering all subject areas.


The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
It includes more than 240 alphabetically arranged entries on critics and theorists, critical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods.”


Oxford English Dictionary

A guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.


Oxford Reference Online

Over 100 scholarly reference books published by Oxford University Press.


Print Reference Sources

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language

A Critical Bibliography of English Language Studies

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

An Historical Syntax of the English Language (Visser)

Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning

Theorizing Composition : a Critical Sourcebook of Theory and Scholarship in Contemporary Composition Studies