Chris Hopkins. Thinking About Texts: An Introduction to English Studies.
PR21 .H66 2001
Nicholas Marsh. How to Begin Studying English Literature. 2nd ed.
PR87 .M2753 1995t
Richard Bradford, ed. Introducing Literary Studies.
PR87 .I58 1996
Wilfred L. Guerin et al. A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature. 5th ed.
PN81 .G8 2005
The Queen's University English Department has adopted the following as its general guide to matters of writing and citation.
Hacker, Diane. A Canadian Writer's Reference. 4th ed.
REF PE1408 .H258 2009
The following introductions and guides may also be useful:
Sylvan Barnet & Reid Gilbert. A Short Guide to Writing about Literature. 1st Cdn ed.
PE1479 .C7 B3 1997t
John Peck & Martin Coyle. Practical Criticism: The Complete Guide to Writing an Analysis of a Poem, Novel and Play.
PR57 .P425 1995t
Steven Lynn. Texts and Contexts: Writing about Literature with Critical Theory.
PE1479 .C7 L96 1998
The authoritative source for citation practice in literary studies is:
MLA handbook for writers of research papers by Joseph Gibaldi. 7th ed.
Online 2003 (Prepared by: OWL at Purdue University)
REF LB2369 .G53 2009
Students may occasionally be asked to use "Chicago style" for citation:
Chicago Manual of Style. 16th ed.
REF Z253 .U69 2010
For more information on citation, especially citation manager programs and electronic citation, see the Queen's Library's guides:
For information on plagiarism, see Hacker, and also:
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