Tuesday, April 19, 2016

English & American Literature Subject Guide - New page

I've added a new page to the English & American Literature Subject Guide: "English Language Reference (Dictionaries, Thesauri, Grammar, Usage, History)"


This page aims to provide a place to quickly find not only tools for writing, but also the history of the English language, including slang.

MLA Citation Style - New 8th Edition

MLA has just published the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook.  There are several copies at the Reference Desk and a few copies in the stacks that may be checked out of the library. The call number is LB 2369 .G53 2016.

Until the end of the semester, I'm keeping copies of the 7th ed (along with the 8th) at the Reference Desk so the students can finish up their citations. 

In the English & American Literature subject guide and the Film & Television Studies subject guide,  I've added the MLA Handbook, 8th ed to the "Citation Styles & Management" page, but have retained the 7th ed -until the end of the semester.

OWL at Purdue's online guide to the 8th ed won't be ready until early June, but  here's where you can see the differences between the 7th and 8th eds. : https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/22/ This new handbook is much more user friendly.

As always, please ask if you have any questions about citation.