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College Composition and Communication - Online from 2/1/1990-present; Print, v.22 (1971-present) PE1001.C6
College English - Print, v.1 (1939)-present, PE1.C6
Composition Studies - Online from 3/1/2004-present; Print, v. 34 (20060-v 37 (2009), PE1404 .C6256 & online
Computers and Composition - Online from 1/1/1995-present; Print, v. 16 (1999) - v. 22 (2005) LB1576.7 .C61
English Journal - Online from 1/1/1986-present; Print, v.31 (1942-present), PE1.E581
JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory - Some issues available online; Print v.15 (1995- 2008), PE1001 .J681
Journal of Basic Writing - Print, v. 9 (1990-2009), PE1404.J68
Language Arts - Print, v.52 (1975-present), L11.E5
Oregon English Journal - Print, v. 13 (1991-present), LB1576 .O755
Research in the Teaching of English - Print, v.1 (1967-present), PE1065.R4
Teaching English in the Two-Year College - Online from 2/1/1996-present; Print, v.29 (2001-present), PE1065.T4
TESOL Quarterly - Online from 1/1/1996-present; Print. v.1 (1967-present), PE1001.T3
Voices from the Middle - Online from 2/1/1995-present; Print, v.31 (2006-present), LB1631 .V65
Written Communication - Online from 1999-present; Print, v. 8 (1991-present), P211.W737
OSU Libraries Catalog
The OSU catalog lists all the books held in the OSU Libraries.
The Summit catalog lists books at other regional libraries that can be retrieved for you and delivered within 3-5 business days, free of charge. If the OSU Libraries do not own an item, use Summit.
WorldCat lists books that are available at other libraries in the United States, and sometimes in other countries. If you find a book you want, and it is not listed in the OSU Libraries catalog or the Summit catalog, you can request the book by clicking on the Request from Interlibrary Loan button in the Summit/WorldCat catalog. This service usually takes 2-3 weeks.
Other Options: Google Book Search searches within indexes and texts of books. How much of the book you see depends on the copyright status, and on how much of their copyrighted work that authors and publishers who participate in the program will allow. For many items you can click on "Find this book in a library" to see if OSU owns a copy.This is not a complete catalog, so please check OSU and Summit catalogs, too.
Articles in journals:
Request through Interlibrary Loan. Articles are delivered electronically, so the turnaround time is often 24 hours or less but may take up to 5 working days. The first time you use Interlibrary Loan, you'll have to complete a registration form.
Cite your sources using the MLA Handbook, 7th edition.
There is a copy of the MLA Handbook at the Information Desk in the Valley Library and there are copies in the colelction you can check out at LB2369 .G53 2009 (5th floor).
Many of the databases provide citation assistance. Take a look for the icon or link to "Cite this article" or "Choose a bibliographic style." These sometimes only show up when you go to print, save, or email the article, and different databases use different terminology.
Always check your references for accuracy! Database citation "machines," while a great help, often get the little things wrong, so review the citation before you add it to your bibliography.
There are some online sources to help you:
When searching in catalogs and databases:
For more in-depth information about developing advanced search strategies, check out a tutorial from Purdue University at http://gemini.lib.purdue.edu/core/files/strategies0.html
Learn how to keep up with new information on your topic by:
Tips and techniques are on the Keeping current with research guide.