James H. Thomason Library

ENGLISH 334: Southern Women's Writing
Reference Sources

Top left: Eudora Welty; Top right: Alice Walker; Bottom left:

Flannery O'Connor; Bottom Right: Lillian Smith.
Images from ARtstor, by Marie Hansen, Life Magazine,
1944.

Encyclopedias
  Guides
  Companions
  Biography
  Chronologies
  Reference Databases
  Citation Style
Locating Books
  Thomcat
  eBooks
  PASCAL Delivers
  WorldCat and Interlibrary Loan
Locating Articles & Criticism
  Reference Sources & Criticism
  Journal Databases
  Key Journals
  Journal Finder
Internet Resources

 

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REFERENCE SOURCES   back to top

ENCYCLOPEDIAS

 


The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature [CREDO Reference].  Steven R. Serafin & Alfred Bendixen, editors. Continuum, c2005.

Encyclopedia of Southern Literature
.
Mary Ellen Snodgrass,

ABC-CLIO, 1997.
Main Level, Reference:
R 810.9975 Sn52E

Literature (The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
, Vol.9).
M.Thomas Inge, ed. University of North Carolina Press, 2008.

Main Level, Reference: R 975.00321 N42N

GUIDES back to top

Daughters of Time:  Creating Woman's Voice in Southern StoryLucinda H. MacKethan.  University of Georgia Press, 1990.

Upper Level:  813.0099287 M199D

Dirt and Desire:  Reconstructing Southern Women's Writing, 1930 - 1990. Patricia Yaeger; Chicago University Press, 2000. 

Upper Level:  810.99287 Y1D

A Southern Weave of Women. Linda Tate; University of Georgia Press, 1994. 

Upper Level: 813.5409 T187S

COMPANIONS   back to top

The Companion to Southern Literature: Themes, Genres, Places, People, Movements, and Motifs. Joseph M. Flora and Lucinda H. MacKethan, editors; Louisiana State University Press, c2002.
Main Level, Reference:
R 810.9975 C738C

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South. Richard Gray and Owen Robinson, editors, Blackwell Pub., 2004.

Upper Level, Circulating Collection: 810.9975 C738C

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States. Cathy N. Davidson, Linda Wagner-Martin, editors-in-chief. Oxford University Press, 1995.
Main Level, Reference: R 810.99287 Ox24O

BIOGRAPHY   back to top

American Women Writers: A Biographical Dictionary. Carol Kort.  Checkmark, 2001.

 Main Level, Reference: R 810.99287 K845A

American Women Writers, 1900-1945: A Bio-bibliographical Critical Sourcebook. Laurie Champion, ed. Greenwood Press, 2000.

Main Level, Reference: R 810.99287 Am35A

Contemporary Fiction Writers of the South: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook. Joseph M. Flora and Robert Bain, eds. Greenwood Press, 1993. 

Main Level, Reference: R 813.5409 C767C

Contemporary Southern Writers, Roger Matuz, ed.  St. James Press, 1999.
Main Level, Reference: R 810.9975 C767C2

Fifty Southern Writers after 1900: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook, Joseph M. Flora and Robert Bain, editors, Greenwood Press, 1987. 
Main Level, Reference: 
R 810.9975 F466F2

Gale Biography in Context  

Biography Resource Center includes biographies from Gale and St. James Press reference books, as well as full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. 
Includes searchable content from Contemporary Authors Online, Contemporary Novelists, Contemporary Southern Writers, and Feminist Writers.

Modern American Women Writers. Elaine Showalter, consulting editor, Lea Baechler, A. Walton Litz, general editors. Scribner, 1991.

Main Level, Reference: R 810.99287 M72M

 

Southern Writers: A New Biographical Dictionary.

Bryan Albin Giemza, Amber Vogel, and Joseph M. Flora.

LSU Press, 2006.  [ EBSCO eBook Academic Collection] 

 

Also check ThomCat & PASCAL for books

on specific individuals--search as SUBJECT, last name first.

CHRONOLOGIES


Women Writers in the United States: A Timeline of Literary, Cultural, and Social History
.
Cynthia J. Davis and Kathryn West.  Oxford University Press, 1996.
Main Level, Reference
:
R 810.99287 D291W

REFERENCE DATABASES back to top

Oxford African American Studies Center
Oxford African American Studies Center
[Oxford U. Press]
.  A comprehensive online collection focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. This collection, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. of Harvard University, includes 7,500 articles from core reference works, over 1,000 images, primary sources with specially written commentaries, and over 100 maps that have been collected to enhance the reference content. Also included are over 100 charts and tables offering information on demographics, government, politics, business, labor, education and the arts.
Includes indexing and content from the following print resources:
• Africana
African American National Biography (much content available, but still under development)
Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895
Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present
Black Women in America, Second Edition
Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature


CITATION STYLE   back to top

Humanities: Documenting Sources [Research and Documentation Online], Bedford/St. Martins, 2003.

Writing Center, Presbyterian College
Citation styles, writing guides, and scheduling an appointment with a tutor.

 

LOCATING BOOKS
THOMCAT   back to top

Use THOMCAT, the online catalog, to locate books in Thomason Library. You can search by author, title, keyword, or subject.


  • Search for a person, as AUTHOR or SUBJECT, with last name, then first name:              
Welty, Eudora, 1909-   [as AUTHOR]  
Welty, Eudora, 1909-   [as SUBJECT]  
Welty, Eudora, 1909- -- Criticism and interpretation [as SUBJECT--with subheading]  
Welty, Eudora, 1909- -- Knowledge -- Southern States
 

              

                                    

Subject searching is an effective and precise method of searching the catalog, however, KEYWORD searching has benefits, also.

  • Try a KEYWORD search if you are unsure of the exact title or the correct subject heading to use. Search using two or three of the most significant words from the title or subject you are trying to find. Place phrases in "quotation marks."

  • Connect words with AND, OR, NOT to focus your search.
  • Try truncation at the end of a word stem to retrieve singular, plural, and other variations of the word.  Use an asterisk (*) to truncate from 1 to 5 characters. Use a double asterisk (**) to include word endings with an unlimited number of characters.
KEYWORD Searching Tips


· Add * to the root of a word to truncate or expand a term (up to 5 additional characters in Thomcat and PASCALcat)
cultur* = culture, cultures, cultural, etc.

Use a double asterisk in Thomcat & PASCALcat

to retrieve an unlimited number of letters

(in most journal databases, a single asterisk will retrieve

n unlimited number of additional letters).

south** = south, southern, southerners, etc.

                                  religio**= religion, religions, religiosity,

                                                     religious, religiousness

=============================

 
· Use AND between words to narrow your search:
welty
AND worn path

toni morrison AND bluest eye

· Use OR between words to expand your search and
group words in the "OR" statement with parentheses ( )
(women OR female* ) AND
south*
.

(women OR female* ) AND (author* OR writer*) .

toni morrision AND (racis* OR racial*)

Try KEYWORD searching

with

THOMCAT, PASCALcat, & the Library's journal databases

 

eBooks back to top

EBSCO eBook Academic Collection 
Over 80,000 electronic books covering a wide range of academic disciplines
.

EBSCO eBook Collection

Approximatley 8,000 electronic books covering a vast array of topics and themes.

ebrary eBook Collection 
Approximatley 70,000 electronic books covering a vast array of topics and themes.


PASCAL CATALOG    

 
If you need books in addition to those found at Thomason Library, try your search the PASCAL Catalog for books in other academic libraries in SC.  Through PASCAL Delivers, you can order books online for delivery within 3-4 working days. This service for current PC students, faculty, and staff is a project of PASCAL- Partnership Among SC Academic Libraries. Borrowers will be notified by e-mail when requested items arrive at Thomason Library. Click here for searching and ordering tips.


WorldCat  & Interlibrary Loan   back to top


WorldCatA catalog of books and materials at libraries worldwide. Try searching here to find ALL books available on a topic. Materials available at Thomason Library are highlighted and others can be borrowed through ILL or searched in PASCALCAT.

Interlibrary Loan - ILL is available to PC students, faculty and staff in order to share resources between libraries. Check link for instructions.

LOCATING ARTICLES & CRITICISM  
REFERENCE SOURCES & CRITICISM   back to top

 

Contemporary Literary CriticismGale Research Co. (Library has 194 print volumes)

Main Level, Reference: R 809.04 C767C

Critical Survey of Long Fiction
(English language series). Frank N. Magill, ed. Salem Press, 1983. (3 vols. plus supplement).

Main Level, Reference: R 809.3 M272C  

Critical Survey of Short Fiction
(7 volumes) Charles E. May, ed. Salem Press, 2001.

Main Level, Reference: R 809.3 M272C2

Literature Resource Center
[Thomson Gale]
Search the Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography databases, as well as full-text criticism from the Contemporary Literary Criticism Select database with one query. Contains full-text journal articles from more than 250 literary journals, critical essays, author biographies, and definitions of literary terms from Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature.

JOURNAL DATABASES back to top

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Academic Search Complete [EBSCOhost] 
The world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.

MLA International Bibliography  [EBSCOhost]
Published by the Modern Language Association, this database is the premier resource for literature and language topics. Indexes critical literary and language scholarship and provides access to journals and serials published worldwide, as well as books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. Nearly 45,000 records are added annually.

JSTOR                          
An archive of over 350 full-text journals which can be searched at this site. Other PC databases link to JSTOR articles through Journal Finder, which guides the user to full-text articles. As an archive, JSTOR does not provide the most current three to five year issues of the journals as specified by the publishers in their agreements with JSTOR.

Project MUSE Basic Undergraduate Collection  
Current and recent volumes of 112 core journals in the humanities and social sciences.


KEY JOURNALS   back to top


Georgia Review - PC holdings

note: Thomason Library has print volumes.Electronic full-text not available, but indexing and abstracts are provided in the MLA International Bibliography database. 

Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers

MELUS

Published by the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, MELUS features peer-reviewed articles, interviews and reviews encompassing the multi-ethnic scope of American literature past and present. Most issues are thematically organized for greater understanding of topics, criticism and theory in the total picture of American literature MELUS hopes to present.

 


Mississippi Quarterly

Modern Fiction Studies


Southern Cultures  

Center for the Study of the American South, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Southern Literary Journal

Southern Review

Studies in American Fiction

 

JOURNAL FINDER back to top

Journal Finder provides access to PC's electronic and print journals, magazines, and newspapers in one convenient location.

 

INTERNET RESOURCES   back to top


Annina's Toni Morrison Page (Luminarium.org)   
Includes pages for individual works, with reprinted essays, as well as links to interviews, biographies, etc.

 

Mississippi Writers Page "A multi-faceted Internet resource about writers in, from, or otherwise associated with the state of Mississippi. Presented by the Department of English at the University of Mississippi, it is designed both as an introduction to the diversity of literary talent in Mississippi and (we hope) as a source of accurate and timely information for the serious literary scholar. Parts of this web site are still under construction, but information continues to be added to the database."

See also: Mississippi Writers Page: Eudora Welty  

Eudora Welty Centennial (1909-2009). Eudora Welty Foundation.

The Flannery O'Connor Collection  Georgia College and State University.

"Lillian Smith."  New Georgia Encyclopedia. Updated 9/2/2008. Includes biographical entry and bibliography of works about Smith.

Southern Spaces, created at Emory University with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is a peer-reviewed internet journal and scholarly forum that provides open access to essays, gateways, events and conferences, interviews and performances, and annotated web links on real and imaginary places and spaces of the American South.

Areas of emphasis: Arts and Media; Economy and Social Class; Environment; Foodways, Traditions, and Rituals; Gender and Sexuality; Geographies; Health; History; Literature and Language; Music; Politics and Government; Race and Ethnicity; Religion; Social Movements; and Sports and Leisure.

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