Selected Resources for: Writing Studies

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Subject Librarian:

Kate Peterson

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This subject covers: the creation, analysis and interpretation of speech and composition as a means of communication or persuasion. Related topics are: Scientific and Technical Communication and Communication.


Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

Find academic journal articles on topics in mass media, film, television, marketing, and communications in business, health, and other communication studies.

The MLA International Bibliography is a classified listing and subject index of scholarly books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics which has been compiled by the Modern Language Association of America since 1926.


General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
Large, multidisciplinary index provides full text for scholarly (peer reviewed) publications, magazines and newspapers.

ProQuest Newspapers provides indexing and full text access to 1,270 newspapers and wire feeds. Full-text titles include major U.S. daily newspapers such as the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.


Indexes, Other

LLBA covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is also given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Bibliographies

Historical Rhetoric: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Sources

Rhetoric and Public Address:A Bibliography


Catalogs

Search for books, conference proceedings, journals, maps, videos, and other items in our collection.

The world's largest library network containing information about 1.3 billion items in 18,000 libraries worldwide.


Internet Resources

Open Access Resources

Free, open-access index of over 15,000 works for scientific and technical communicators.


Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Official Agency & Organization Websites

http://www.cios.org/
Provides access to thousands of files in the resource library, dozens of scholarly conference, bibliographic indexes to professional literature in communication and to the ComAbstracts database.

http://www.stc.org/
This Web site provides regional and chapter information for the largest professional organization serving the technical communication profession.


Trade & Professional Associations


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).

Free web-based bibliographic citation software developed for Firefox browsers that is useful for organizing your research sources, creating bibliographies and sharing sources with others. Zotero will capture bibliographic information and links to documents found on websites or library databases. See the brief tutorials for Getting Started. or view the library workshop Zotero Basics.


Style Manuals

The American Management Association's syle guide for business writers.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in psychology, sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, and justice administration.


Writing Guides

This popular book is an indispensable and entertaining guide for writers, proofreaders, editors, managers, clerical staff, teachers, and students. Use this site to find the answers to your questions concerning proper English grammar and punctuation.

Guide prepared by the Internet Public Library. Includes both Internet links and print resources.

The shape and form of research writing -- Writing a PhD thesis -- The nature of research writing -- Purpose, planning and presentation -- Feminist approaches -- Interpretive research: weaving a phenomenological text -- Life history: the integrity of her voice -- Writing critical research -- Postmodern and poststructuralist approaches -- Positivist-analytic approach to research -- Key relationships for writers -- Ties that bind: ethical and legal issues for writers.


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