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English embraces both reading and writing literature. Reading critically involves analyzing texts in the context of history, literary theory, genres, or social issues and can involve looking into historical, cultural, or thematic connections. English majors also write creatively and may need inspiration or factual information for their work or may want to know more about the publishing business. This guide to resources presents a small sampling of the tools available for the interpretation or creation of literature..Please don't hesitate to ask a librarian for assistance if you aren't finding what you need.
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The most in-depth database for literature and language comes from the Modern Language Association.
We subscribe to a number of journals in print, most of them reviews publishing essays, poetry, and short fiction. With the exception of Poetry, the most current issue of which is shelved in the Browsing area of the main floor, these are shelved alphabetically by title on the lower level. They can be checked out for a week.
American Poetry Review
Great River Review
Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment - ISLE
Michigan Quarterly Review
New England Review
Poetry (current issue on main floor)
Poets & Writers
Victorian Literature and Culture
Western Humanities Review
Willa Cather Newsletter and Review
Yellow Medicine Review