Plagiarism is a form of cheating which may lower the grade you receive on your assignment. You must cite the source of any direct quotation and of any facts or ideas you obtained from another source. For more information about how to avoid plagiarism, please watch this brief video from Bainbridge College in YouTube: Plagiarism: How to Avoid It (www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q0NlWcTq1Y).
For tips on citation format, please see the MLA Formatting and Style Guide courtesy of OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab (owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/).
Reference books are shelved by Library of Congress call number on the fourth and fifth floors of the Haas Library. To learn about LC call numbers, please watch the brief video Reading a Call Number in YouTube (courtesy of the Douglas College Library). Reference books may not be checked out, but free scanners are available for student use on the first floor of the Library (please use your flash drive).
|The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature. 4 volumes.||Ref PS 21.E537 2004|
|The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English. Third edition.||Ref PR 85.C29 2006|
|Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature||Ref PR 153.I52.E53 2007|
|Encyclopedia of Asian-American Literature||Ref PR 153.A84.O37 2007|
|Facts on File Companion to the American Short Story. Second edition. 2 volumes.||Ref PS 374.S5.F33 2010|
|The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature. 5 volumes.||Ref PS 153.N5.G73 2005|
|Hispanic Literature of the United States: A Comprehensive Reference||Ref PR 153.H56.K36 2003|
|The Oxford Companion to African American Literature||Ref PS 153.N5.O96 1997|
|The Oxford Companion to American Literature. Sixth edition.||Ref PS 21.H3 1995|
|The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Sixth edition.||Ref PR 19.O94 2006|
|Short Story Criticism (SSC)||In Literature Criticism Online (see databases below)|
|Black Literature Criticism (BLC) (use author index at end of last volume)||Ref PS 153.N5.B556|
|Hispanic Literature Criticism (HLC) (use index at end of last volume)||Ref PQ 7081.A1.H573 1994|
|Critical Survey of Short Fiction. Fourth edition. 6 volumes.||Ref PN 3321.C7 2012|
|Critical Survey of Long Fiction. Fourth edition. 10 volumes.||Ref PN 3451.C75 2010|
|Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB)||Under Databases A-Z on library homepage|
|American Writers. 4 volumes + 4 supplements.||Ref PS 129.A55|
|African American Writers||Ref PS 153.N5.A344 1990|
|African-American Writers: A Dictionary||Ref PS 153.N5.A3444 2000|
|Asian American Short Story Writers: An A-to-Z Guide||Ref PS 153.A84.A828 2003|
|American Women Writers. Second edition. 4 volumes.||Ref PS 149.A42 2000|
|Modern American Women Writers||Ref PS 151.M54 1990|
|Latin American Writers. 3 volumes.||Ref PQ 7081.A1.L37 1989|
|Latino and Latina Writers. 2 volumes.||Ref PR PS 153.H56.L39 2004|
|Critical Companion to Edgar Allan Poe||Ref PS 2630.S68 2007|
|Critical Companion to Flannery O'Connor||Ref PS 3565.C57.Z735 2008|
|Critical Companion to James Joyce||Ref PR 6019.O9.Z533376 2006|
|Critical Companion to Toni Morrison||Ref PS 3563.O8749.Z653 2008|
|Critical Companion to William Faulkner||Ref PS 3511.A86.Z459 2008|
|Critical Companion to Zora Neale Hurston||Ref PS 3515.U789.Z75 2009|
|Edgar Allan Poe A to Z||Ref PS 2630.S68 2001|
|Edith Wharton A to Z||Ref PS 3545.H16.Z459 1988|
|Ernest Hemingway A to Z||Ref PS 3515.E37.Z7484 1999|
|F. Scott Fitzgerald A to Z||Ref PS 3511.I9.Z873 1998|
|The Franz Kafka Encyclopedia||Ref PT 2621.A26.Z7173 2005|
|Herman Melville A to Z||Ref PS 2386.A24 2001|
|The Kate Chopin Companion||Ref PS 1294.C63.B6 1988|
|Mark Twain A to Z||Ref PS 1331.R37 1995|
|Oxford Companion to Mark Twain||Ref PS 1331.O97 2003|
|The Poe Encyclopedia||Ref PS 2630.P58 1997|
|The Toni Morrison Encyclopedia||Ref PS 3563.O8749.Z913 2003|
|Dictionary of Literary and Thematic Terms (Quinn)||Ref PN 44.5.Q56 1999|
|Dictionary of Literary Themes and Motifs. 2 volumes.||Ref PN 43.D48 1988|
|Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory. 3 volumes.||Ref PN 81.E435 2011|
|Glossary of Literary Terms. 6th edition.||Ref PN 41.A184 1993|
|Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. Second edition.|
Also available online in CONSULS.
|Ref PN 81.J554 2005|
|New Handbook of Literary Terms (Mikics)||Ref PN 41.M48 2007|
|Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (Baldick)||PN 41.C67 2008|
|Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (Cuddon/Preston)||Ref PN 41.C83 1999|
|Adonis to Zorro: Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion||Ref PN 43.D45 2010|
|Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 15th edition.||Ref PN 43.B65 1995|
|Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature||Ref PR 149.B5.D53 1992|
|Dictionary of Literary Symbols (Ferber)||Ref PN 56.S9.F47 1999|
|Facts on File Dictionary of Allusions||Ref PN 43.M25 2009|
|Metaphors Dictionary||Ref PE 1689.M47 1995|
|Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable||Ref PN 43.O94 2000|
|Ruffner's Allusions: Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical...||Ref PN 43.A4 2009|
|Thesaurus of Traditional English Metaphors||Ref PE 1689.W56 1993|
CONSULS catalog workstations are concentrated on the first floor of the Haas Library, but some workstations are available on each of the other floors. You may logon to CONSULS via the WCSU Libraries Homepage at library.wcsu.edu or directly at www.consuls.org. For more detailed instructions on searching, please see the yellow CONSULS flyer on the display rack on the first floor.
Please Note: CONSULS ignores upper and lower case, and you may omit punctuation, except the hyphen which must be replaced by a space.
To limit search results to items owned by WCSU, click the Limit/Sort option, then select WCSU under "Where Item Is Located."
If your TITLE search does not retrieve an entry for a separately published edition of the work, select Words from the prompt line to re-execute the search as a keywords search (example: good man is hard to find and press ENTER). Then scan the CONTENTS field of each entry for the title of the work you need.
Use the * (asterisk) as a truncation symbol to retrieve variant forms of a word root. Use the Boolean OR to expand your search by including synonyms and related terms. When using two different Boolean commands in the same search statement ("and" and "or" in the preceding examples) you must include parentheses to indicate which command is to be performed first.
There is a limit of ten (10) Inter-Campus Loan requests per person. Videos are available via Inter-Campus Loan. Please allow 3-4 working days for delivery to the Haas Circulation Desk. Items borrowed via Inter-Campus Loan may be renewed for an additional borrowing period if no one else has placed a HOLD on the item.
To learn how to distinguish scholarly (peer-reviewed) journals from magazines, please see the brief YouTube tutorial Popular Magazines vs Scholarly Journals, courtesy of the library at the University of Detroit-Mercy.
To find out if WCSU subscribes to a specific periodical in print or online:
1. Select Journal Title at the CONSULS main menu, then type the name of the periodical (example: studies in short fiction and press ENTER). If a title list appears on the screen, select the desired title, then look inside the box to find WCSU holdings. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to see if WCSU owns backfiles on microfilm or microfiche. Print periodicals are shelved alphabetically by title on the third floor of the Haas Library, with backfiles in bound volumes in the stacks.
2. To find out if a given periodical is available in full-text in one or more of WCSU's online databases, use the Journal Finder available under Articles & Databases on the WCSU Libraries Homepage (library.wcsu.edu).
If the CSU Libraries do not own the book you need, or if WCSU does not subscribe to the periodical you need, you may request delivery of the item via Interlibrary Loan using the online ILLiad system available at: libguides.wcsu.edu/ill.
There is a limit of 5 Interlibrary Loan requests per day per person. Videos are not available via Interlibrary Loan. Under most circumstances, Interlibrary Loan is a free service, but please allow at least ten working days for delivery. You will be notified as soon as the material arrives. Faster document delivery service is available for a reasonable fee. Please call the Interlibrary Loan Desk at (203) 837-9114 for more information.
Reference service is available on request at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Haas Library, or you may contact Joan Reitz, Instruction Librarian, at 837-8308 or email@example.com. My office is located in Room 402 on the fourth floor of the Haas Library (near the glass elevator).