: Use the WSU online catalog
to find location
and availability of books and other media in Stewart Library. Most
of the books on writing, rhetoric and education are located
on level two of the library in the General Collection under
the call number PE
. Books on teaching writing and
language arts are found under the letter LB 1500 and 1600.
There are also quite a few books, curriculum guides and
sets on the lower level in the Curriculum Library.
Cat to find books in other libraries. Stewart Library Interlibrary
Loan services will order for you.
Subject Searching: Useful
Library of Congress Subject Headings may include the following,
these may also be used as ideas for keywords:
- Education -- Curriculum
- English Language -- Composition and exercises
- English language -- Ability testing
- Grading and marking (students)
- High School teaching
- Interdisciplinary approach in education
- Language and education
- Language and languages -- Study and teaching (secondary)
- Language arts -- Study and teaching
- Report writing --Study and teaching
- School prose -- Evaluation
- Second language acquisition
- A searchable collection of electronic books on all subjects.
Order books online from
Amazon Books, Barnes and Noble or Yahoo Books
If we do not own a particular
book or article you need, we will borrow it for you from another
library through Interlibrary
Reference resources include encyclopedias, dictionaries and
other materials you use to "refer" to. Use these resources
for background information on a topic. For
home or off campus access please use your WSU Login.
ONLINE REFERENCE RESOURCES
- Bartlett's Quotations
- Search for quotations by keyword and author. 1919 and earlier
only. This database is available to anyone, anywhere.
- Literature Resource
Center - (Includes Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary
Biography and other materials) - Literature Resource Center
provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis
of over 90,000 authors from every age and literary discipline.
Search by Author Name, Title, Genre, Literary Movement or Literary
Themes. A great place to start any literature research project
- National Center for Education
Statistics - Primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing
data relating to education.
Reference Online - 100 well-known and trusted dictionaries
and reference books in all subjects, plus an Encyclopedia, in
a single cross-searchable web database
- EBSCOhost Funk
& Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia - general online encyclopedia,
similar to World Book.
- Oxford English
- Roget's Thesaurus
- Use a thesaurus to expand word choice alternatives.
PRINT REFERENCE RESOURCES
The print reference collection
in this area consists primarily of specialized dictionaries and
style manuals found under the PE and PN call numbers. Table 2A in
the reference area contains additional writing aids, specialized
dictionaries, writing style guides, manuals and handbooks. Education
reference tools are under the call number "L" in the reference
area. For example:
- Encyclopedia of American Education
Main Level REF LB 17 .U54 2001
- Historical Dictionary of American Education
Main Level REF LB 15 .H57
To find articles you need
to use article databases, also known as periodical indexes. Each
database usually covers a group of subject related journals. Search
by author, title, subject or keyword in these indexes. For
home or off campus access please use your WSU Login.
- Academic Search
Premier - Provides full text articles and indexing for over
8500 magazines and journals
- Academic Universe
(Lexis/Nexis) - Full-text coverage of many newspapers
from across the US and around the world.
Researcher - Fulltext articles on topics of current
interest. An excellent place to start researching a paper topic.
- Education Databases
(EbscoHost) - includes ERIC
- Includes Resources in Education (RIE), a file of citations to
educational documents and Current Index to Journals in Education
(CIJE), a file to citations from 775 professional journals. Selected
fulltext. 1967 to present. Updated quarterly.
Digests - Full text subset of ERIC. Short reports (1,000
to 1,500 words) on topics of current interest in education, specifically
for teachers, administrators, policymakers, and other practitioners,
but generally useful to the broad educational community. 1992
to present. Updated quarterly.
- TopicSearch -
A current events database that allows researchers to explore social,
political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other
popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. TOPICsearch contains
full text for over 64,000 articles from more than 3,000 diverse
sources, including nearly 1,600 full text periodicals.
BROWSING CURRENT PERIODICALS
Current magazines and
journals on writing and teaching can be browsed in the Current Periodicals
Area, in the P and L call number sections on the Main level. Bound
volumes of older issues are found upstairs in the General Collection.
|The High School Journal
|Reading, Literacy and Language
|Reading Research Quarterly
|Reading Research and Instruction
|Research in the Teaching of English
|Teachers & Writers
|Writing on the Edge
- Educational Action
Research is a fully-refereed international journal concerned
with exploring the unity between educational research and practice.
The library subscribes
to many Electronic Journals
. From this link you can search by journal title. This
is useful mainly after you have found a citation, to check to
see if it might be available in full text. Remember to use article databases
to find many full text articles online.
some WWW sites to get you started. Most of these will take you to
other links, so explore!
GENERAL AND META SITES
ONLINE STYLE MANUALS